Take Stock in Children Scholarships

Take stock in children scholarshipsTake Stock in Children Scholarships are only available to students who meet standard criteria set by Florida’s Take Stock in Children Program.

  • Currently in 6th-10th grades
  • Currently enrolled in a Hillsborough County Public School
  • Qualify for free or reduced school lunch
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5

Students who meet these requirements may apply online during open application periods. After preliminary application screenings, students will be selected for an interview with Foundation staff, community volunteers, and HEF Board Members. Students who are deemed promising candidates for the program will be invited to become a Take Stock in Children Scholar.

These students will attend an induction ceremony where they will take a pledge of commitment to stay in school, maintain good grades, and make positive life choices throughout the remainder of their high school education. Students are monitored throughout the academic school years by a Hillsborough Education Foundation College Success Coach who reviews behavior and attendance, and matched with an adult mentor to offer guidance and support to help them stay on the right track for higher education. Upon graduating high school the student will receive his or her scholarship.

The four types of TSIC Florida Prepaid Scholarships students may be eligible for are:

  • 2-year Community College
  • 2 + 2 (2-year Community College + 2-year University)
  • 4-year State College 
  • 4- year University 

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