Through the support of businesses, civic groups, a myriad of organizations and individuals who care enough to invest their resources in the future of our school children, the Pinellas Take Stock in Children Scholarship program, in partnership with the statewide Take Stock in Children program, is giving low-income students the opportunity to work toward the attainable goal of a college education. While TSIC provides those necessary college tuition funds, this comprehensive program offers so much more including mentors who provide inspiration and guidance and school-based ambassadors who monitor student progress and enhance student learning through enrichment activities.
Donor contributions are matched dollar-for-dollar by the Florida Prepaid Foundation. That means that every contribution, no matter the size, will be doubled in value. Currently, the cost of a full scholarship is $6,750 which will be fully matched to fund one deserving student's college education.
Take Stock in Children Scholars
- Students may be nominated for a TSIC Scholarship in grades 6 - 10. If awarded, they will receive the opportunity for up to a four-year college tuition scholarship or technical school training by fulfilling a contractual obligation to attend school regularly, maintain at least a "C" in all classes, study for tests, complete homework assignments and remain crime and drug free.
- Currently, there are more than 1,200 TSIC graduates that are now achieving success at many of our Florida colleges and universities.
- There are approximately 40,000 students in Pinellas County who are eligible for TSIC Scholarships.