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Take Stock in Children Scholarship Application

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s) & 8th grade Student(s),


Take Stock in Children is looking for deserving students with good grades, good attendance, and good behavior who desire to make a difference and pursue postsecondary education. Take Stock in Children (TSIC) is a unique, comprehensive college and career program. The program offers students a caring volunteer mentor, a professional College Success Coach, College Readiness support, and upon successful completion and participation in the TSIC program, students earn a Florida Prepaid College Foundation 2-year state college tuition scholarship. This scholarship covers tuition for two years at the Florida state public college rate at a Florida Prepaid College Foundation approved institution.


Charlotte Local Education Foundation serves as the lead affiliate in the Charlotte County area for the TSIC program. Before a student can be selected for the program, Take Stock in Children needs to purchase the scholarship, secure a volunteer mentor and organize a supportive program for the student and parent(s)/guardian(s). Thanks to the generous support of our community donors, students earn a Florida Prepaid Foundation 2-year state college tuition scholarship upon successful completion of the program. Volunteer mentors are also recruited, complete and pass a full background check, and are trained to provide support, guidance, and encouragement for the student throughout middle school, high school and beyond. The College Readiness program includes one on one and small group meetings, facilitated by College Success Coaches, Career Exploration and College Readiness Workshops, and many other opportunities.


Students selected for the TSIC program commit to:

  • Stay drug and crime free
  • Maintain at least a 2.5 unweighted cumulative GPA and a ‘C’ or above in all courses
  • Attend school regularly (No more than 4 absences per quarter)
  • Exhibit good behavior in and out of school
  • Volunteer and become involved in the community
  • Meet weekly with their mentor on school grounds (or in a virtual supervised setting, when necessary)
  • Complete program curriculum and yearly benchmarks (this is a program serving your child in eighth through twelfth grades)
  • Participate in all program activities, meetings, and events
  • Respond to communication from mentor and/or Take Stock in Children staff within 24 hours


The application can be found at this link  and the eligibility and application process can be found below. Take Stock in Children is a model that Charlotte Local Education Foundation is very proud of for its record of student accomplishment.

With a vision of a community that is 100% engaged in support of student success, CLEF serves a unique role by bringing the community together to create life-changing learning experiences for every student through opportunities such as this. To learn more about the resources we provide, please visit



Sara Wierhake

Executive Director

Charlotte Local Education Foundation

Application Instructions

Fillable Application