The 2015 Delbert and Maradyl Facklam Scholarship recipient is Abigail Schumacher of Teutopolis. Schumacher, daughter of Robert and Loretta Schumacher, plans to attend Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO, to study nursing and become an obstetric nurse. Ms. Schumacher will receive a $900 scholarship.
The scholarship was established by the late Delbert Facklam, for the purpose of perpetuating higher education opportunities for Teutopolis High School graduating seniors in memory of the Teutopolis High School Faculty and Classmates of the Graduating Class of 1939. Mr. Facklam was born in Stewardson, Illinois and attended St. Michael’s School in Sigel until his senior year, where he attended Teutopolis High School. After retiring from the U.S. Navy, Mr. Facklam lived most of his adult life in California. However he never abandoned the regional area where he spent his earliest years.
To qualify for the Facklam Scholarship, applicants must be a Teutopolis High School graduating senior continuing his/her college education with demonstrated financial need.