Second 2020 Scholarship Recipient Announced

added on: June 26, 2020

Olivia Stack, recipient of Ban R. Barbat DDS Scholarship

Shelby Township dentist Dr. Ban R. Barbat is pleased to announce a second recipient of the 2020 Ban R. Barbat, DDS Scholarship.


Olivia Stack, a graduate of Utica High School, will begin studies at the University of Michigan in the fall in pursuit of her goal to become a neurosurgeon. Her desire to pursue neurology became clear after a 3-week internship at Henry Ford Medical Center.


The Ban R. Barbat, DDS-PC scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior who is pursuing a health-related career. This year marks the 20th anniversary it has been awarded by Dr. Barbat.


Eligibility for the Ban R. Barbat Scholarship requires the high school senior to have a 3.5 GPA or higher, provide verification of acceptance into a college or university and furnish letters of recommendation.


In addition to Olivia’s rigorous schedule at the Utica Center for Mathematics, Science & Technology, she served as Vice-President of the National Honor Society chapter and was a board member of Key Club. Olivia was also Captain of the Varsity Basketball team and ran Track & Field.


Dr. Barbat states, “Olivia’s goals to become a neurosurgeon are founded in a true passion to serve her fellow man and better the lives of others. I am excited for her future.”



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