A Fond du Lac Area Foundation, Mary E. Abel Scholarship is available to a graduating senior who resides in Fond du Lac County. The student receiving this scholarship should have plans to major in elementary education. Mary E. Abel was an elementary teacher in the Fond du Lac area. She earned a BS degree from Marian College and an MA degree from UW-Oshkosh. She attended Fond du Lac Normal School for one year in 1931 and then began her teaching career. Her work began at a one-room school where she taught all eight grades. Mary Abel taught at the following schools in the Fond du Lac School District: James Otis School, Luco School, Lincoln School, Washington School, and Fahey School. She retired in 1978 but continued as a substitute teacher through the age of 72. She married George Abel in 1944, and she and her husband owned a farm on Highway V in Marblehead of Eden, Fond du Lac County. Their children include Brian Abel, Allen Abel, Anne Abel, and Maureen (Abel) Andrejeski. Mary's hobbies included music and flower and vegetable gardening. She was very active and involved in local organizations until her seven-week illness with gastric cancer took her life.
Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the following student criteria:
C. Personal statement
A. Be a Legal resident of Fond du Lac County.
B. Submit a CERTIFIED SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT with the application. Applications without this requirement WILL NOT be considered.
C. Have plans to major in elementary education.
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