The Calyx & Beau Schenecker Memorial Fund promotes the arts and altruism in today’s youth by allowing them to live their dreams through Character Development education and Scholarships for promising leaders, athletes, and artists. It was established after their tragic deaths in January of 2011 and has granted over $70,000 in scholarships for students and grants for non-profit organizations.
The Fund sponsors two sessions of Calyx Schenecker Art Infinitum, an annual High School Fine Arts Scholarship Competition, at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) and St Petersburg College (SPC), the Beau Schenecker "Infinity + 1" Culinary Arts Scholarship at HCC, and the Chargers Soccer Club state-wide Labor Day Showcase where thousands of student/athletes gather in Tampa for a weekend tournament.
The Schenecker Leadership and Ethics Speaker Series for Middle School students focuses on foundational issues important to prepare them for High School and later in life. Speakers have included Alex Sheen, Founder of because I said I would, Tim Madigan, journalist author of critically acclaimed nonfiction books, The Burning, and I'm Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers, and Garth Callaghan, father, cancer survivor, and author of Napkin Notes: Creating a Daily Connection with Those You Love.
The Memorial Fund also sponsors the Beau Schenecker Leadership Scholarship where $2,500 scholarships are awarded to (one male and one female) FBLA senior officers at the Florida FBLA State Leadership Conference. Recipients are attending the following postsecondary institutions: Yale University, Princeton University, University of Florida, Florida State University, and University of Tampa. The scholarship is awarded annually at the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Orlando.
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