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.
Beginning in 2023, this scholarship is open to future teachers or anyone who will major in education. In response to the teacher shortage and the district’s strategic priority of a Highly Effective and Culturally Responsive Workforce, this transition is aimed at increasing the number and diversity of educators.
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.