The Emmanuel “Manny” Caulk Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Applications open each February. Deadline is March 25.

The Emmanuel “Manny” Caulk Jr. Memorial Scholarship is in memory of Manny. He served as the first black permanent superintendent of Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) from June 2015 until the time of his death on December 4, 2020.

Manny was a student of history committed to righting the wrongs of 400 years. He was a warrior for human rights, social justice and equity. Education changed his life, and his calling was to share that gift with others. He believed in the dreams of others and spent his career opening access and opportunity so children could fulfill their unlimited potential. He was a true champion for equity and excellence.

After his selection as the 2019 Kentucky Superintendent of the Year, Manny included a $2,500 scholarship for a FCPS high school graduate.  He pledged to continue to provide an annual scholarship out of his own pocket. Ms. Christol Caulk, Superintendent Caulk’s widow, is honored to continue the scholarship in Manny’s memory thanks to the generosity of a group of supporters who donated in his honor. Along with Ms. Caulk, The Fayette Education Foundation is pleased to present a FCPS graduating senior as the recipient of the Emmanuel “Manny” Caulk Jr. Memorial Scholarship.


Class of 2021

Azaria Howard, Frederick Douglass HS, attending Tennessee State University

Class of 2022

Ria Munnolimath, Frederick Douglass HS, attending University of Kentucky


Be a Graduating Senior from a Fayette County Public high school or program
Have a minimum 2.5 GPA or higher
Be accepted and enrolled in a two or four-year institution or program within 12 months of graduation
Plan to study a service-related area (education, nursing, health services, social work, etc.)
Must be active in school, community or workforce
Write and submit a 500 minimum word essay with application “Why is Community Service Important?”
Complete online application no later than March 25 at midnight.

Scholarship payment will be made directly to the recipient’s school upon enrollment.

Interested? Apply by clicking the link below!


If you have questions or have difficulties with using the online application, please contact:

Carrie Boling

Executive Director
The Fayette Education Foundation