Jeanne Marie Kamlager Fund

Jeanne was born in Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated from Avondale High School in Auburn Hills, Michigan, continuing on to Carthage College in Kenosha, graduating with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and finishing with a master’s degree from UW Whitewater.

Jeanne spent 37 years with the School District of Beloit. She had a fierce passion for educating children and her love of teaching touched many. While Jeanne’s career took her to many schools across Beloit, her favorite always remained Merrill. Jeanne’s impact on her students is one that will never be forgotten.

After retirement, Jeanne’s passion for history and travel grew. She traveled from Alaska to Albuquerque, Hawaii to New York City, Chicago to Charleston, with multiple trips to Washington DC, where she could give you the tour of a lifetime. Jeanne had the pleasure to take several trips throughout the Caribbean and Europe. Her favorite trips included Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Prague, Budapest, the Bahamas, and Curacao.

Besides traveling, Jeanne enjoyed creating beautiful stained-glass art. Her hobby for over ten years, eventually making her own workspace at home. However, nothing could compare to her love of being Grandma and spending time with her family.


  • Student must have attended Merrill Elementary School in Beloit
  • Any type of post-secondary education is eligible (4-year school, 2-year school, trade school, apprenticeship)
  • Special consideration given to students with financial need
Jeanne Kamlager