On Thursday, four students from Enrico Fermi School No. 17 will receive the Tyshaun Cauldwell Memorial Scholarship Program Award in a ceremony attended by all fifth- and sixth-grade students.
The purpose of this scholarship is to create the opportunity for role models in sixth grade to carry through and inspire other students through grade eight. Each sixth-grade teacher nominates a student in the categories of Sportsmanship, Citizenship, Academic Achievement, and Art. The scholarship fund of $500 goes into a protected investment vehicle that will help offset the expected fees of higher education.
This fund was established to honor the life of Tyshaun Lamar Cauldwell, an exemplary student at Enrico Fermi School No. 17. Tyshaun’s untimely death galvanized many efforts in the Rochester community and still fuels the JOSANA neighborhood's activism. His life is the inspiration for this scholarship fund that recognizes the talents and abilities of other promising young students—today’s youth who are bound to be tomorrow’s leaders.