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 8th grade
  • Currently enrolled in a Hillsborough County Public School
  • Qualify for free or reduced school lunch
  • Have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5

Students who meet these requirements may apply online during open application periods. After preliminary application screenings, the highest scoring 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 a 2-year Florida Prepad Scholarship. 

Take Stock in Children Scholarship applications are being accepted
March 1, 2020 through June 1, 2020.