Two Scholarship Opportunities for 2022 Graduates from Fayette County Public Schools
The Fayette Education Foundation is pleased to offer two scholarship opportunities for students graduating from Fayette County’s public high schools or programs. The Emmanuel “Manny” Caulk Jr. Memorial Scholarship and the Education Support Award for Single Parents: Presented by The Spires Family will be awarded this spring. Applications for both scholarships are due on Friday, March 25, 2022 at midnight.
The Emmanuel “Manny” Caulk Jr. Memorial Scholarship, in its second year, will award a one-time $2,500 scholarship to a deserving 2022 graduate. It was established in memory of the Fayette County Public Schools superintendent after his death in December 2020. After his selection as the 2019 Kentucky Superintendent of the Year, Manny used his stipend to award a $2,500 scholarship to a Fayette County Public Schools graduate. He had pledged to continue to provide an annual scholarship out of his own pocket. Upon his death, with the blessing of Ms. Caulk, a memorial scholarship fund was started in his memory. To apply, students must meet the following criteria for the Caulk Memorial Scholarship:
- Be a 2022 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 educational 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?”
Applicants must complete an online application by midnight on Friday, March 25, 2022 here: fayettefoundation.org/mcms.
The Education Support Award for Single Parents: Presented by the Spires Family is underwritten by Fayette County School Board Member Stephanie Spires. It was created to give a graduating single teen mother or father a boost to help pursue her or his education and career goals as they work toward achieving financial independence. The applicant will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship payable to the chosen applicant’s institution and must meet the following criteria:
- Be a 2022 Graduating Senior from a Fayette County Public high school or program.
- Be accepted and enrolled in a training program or two- or four-year educational institution within 18 months of graduation.
- Marital status: single (never married, widowed, divorced, legally separated) or married but living apart and your divorce will be final by the time the scholarship is awarded.
- Parenting Status: custodial parent or guardian with physical custody (50% or more) of at least one dependent child or child must be placed in same placement as scholarship applicant through foster care.
- Household status: Applicant is either the only adult in the home with the child(ren); lives with parents or relative(s); lives with foster parents; or lives with a roommate who is not your partner, significant other, or a co-parent.
- Write and submit a 250 minimum word essay with application on the following topic: “How Can Education or Training Help Me to Meet My Goals for my Family.”
Applicants must complete an online application by midnight on Friday, March 25, 2022 here: fayettefoundation.org/esasp.
For more information, contact Carrie Boling, Executive Director of The Fayette Education Foundation at email@example.com or 859-489-3805.