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Freshman awarded Brian Stricklin Memorial Scholarship

RELEASED: Aug. 5, 2010

EAU CLAIRE — University of Wisconsin Eau Claire freshman Joseph Martschinke, Waukesha, has been awarded a Brian Stricklin Memorial Scholarship for the 2010-11 academic year.

The scholarship, designated for an outstanding student from Waukesha County entering UW-Eau Claire, was established with memorial and family gifts received by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation in memory of Brian Stricklin, a UW-Eau Claire alumnus who died suddenly at his home in Waukesha in August 2004.

Stricklin was an honors student at Waukesha West High School and a business major who graduated with honors from UW-Eau Claire in May 2004. He was an avid gamer and was an active member and officer of the UW-Eau Claire Gamers Guild. Preference for the scholarship in his name is given to applicants who plan to major in business and/or have an interest in gaming, environmental protection or study abroad opportunities.

UW-Eau Claire is consistently recognized as one of the nation's best educational values. U.S. News & World Report magazine has named UW-Eau Claire among the best public regional universities in the Midwest. For more information about scholarship opportunities, visit the UW-Eau Claire financial aid website.

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