Frances Deputy Abel Endowed Scholarship
A member of Franklin College's Class of 1915, Frances Deputy Abel devoted her life to serving the people in her community. Mrs. Abel worked 33 years as a social worker with the Johnson County Welfare Department, helping families and individuals in need. But her involvement with her community didn't end there. Mrs. Abel was a member of the First Baptist Church of Franklin, the Business and Professional Women of Franklin and the American Association of University Women. She was a member of the board of the Franklin Girls' Club and was a Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star in Franklin. Throughout her life, she took pride in the city of Franklin and in Franklin College. Upon her death, her family, friends and classmates chose to honor her with a scholarship fund at the College. The Frances Deputy Abel Endowed Scholarship is a fitting legacy to this remarkable woman, for it carries on her efforts of helping those in need and serving her alma mater and her community.
Established in 1982, the Frances Deputy Abel Endowed Scholarship is awarded to full-time students with a B average or better who are in need of financial assistance. Since its inception, the scholarship has helped dozens of students to realize their dream of earning a Franklin College education. Students must apply for the award at the financial aid office.