To the Parents/Guardian of a TSIC Nominee,
Your child has been recommended for admittance into the Take Stock in
Children Scholarship Program. This scholarship program is for students on
free/reduced lunch that earn C’s or higher in their classes, have good
attendance, good behavior and might have additional risk factors that make
achieving a college or technical school education after high school a
Students that become Take Stock in Children scholars are eligible for a
Florida Prepaid tuition only scholarship after high school graduation if they
maintain the program standards while in Pinellas County Schools. Those
- Earn C’s or higher in all classes
- Meet with a mentor during school hours
- Have good attendance
- Have good behavior
- Remain drug and crime free
- Remain in a public school system within Florida
- Participate in Take Stock in Children events
If you would like to move forward with the selection process first, check the
income eligibility guidelines below to ensure you qualify and then you and your
child will need to complete the Take Stock in Children online application
below and submit it along with your most current 1040 tax return or other eligible,
qualifying document (see list below the green box) to the Pinellas
Education Foundation by December 16, 2016.
After you submit the application below with supporting financial documents by upload,
mail or fax, you will be notified between February – April if your child becomes a
finalist. All finalists will need to attend a scholarship signing event in the spring to
officially join the program.
This program has helped over 4,000 students in Pinellas County since 1992.
I wish you all the best in this process.
Pinellas Education Foundation
INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES
Effective from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017
||TWICE PER MONTH
||EVERY TWO WEEKS
|For each additional family member, add
Income Guidelines provided by USDA
Reminder: Total income before taxes, social security, health benefits, union dues, or
other deductions must be reported.
Take Stock in Children Pinellas scholarship recipients receive:
A tuition-only Florida Prepaid College Scholarship, which can be used at any university, college, or
vocational/technical school approved by Florida Prepaid. Value – up to $14,000
A volunteer mentor who will meet with you weekly at school, with cooperation from the school and
parent (s), to assist and encourage you to achieve your full potential.
Application and proof of income documentation are due back to the Pinellas
Education Foundation by: December 16, 2016
Proof of income options (only 1 needed): most recent tax return Form 1040 (pages 1&2),
proof of food stamps, medicaid, proof of social security income or guardianship documents
If you have questions about the application, please call 727-588-4816 and speak with Lisa Fasting at xt.2103. If your student attends a St. Petersburg area school you can contact Sherry Wert at 727-892-5189.
Or you can email questions to Sherry Wert (St. Petersburg schools) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa Fasting at email@example.com.