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Founded in 1995 in response to the need for a scholarship program that provides more than just financial assistance to recipients, Take Stock in Children is a comprehensive program that helps underserved students stay in school, earn a high school diploma, graduate from college and enter the workforce. Enrolling students as early as the eighth grade, the program offers; a college tuition scholarship, volunteer mentors to provide support, and a case manager to support the student’s educational achievements. College and career counseling is also offered to all participants.

Students in the program sign performance contracts agreeing to get good grades, exhibit positive behavior and remain drug and crime free. If all program requirements are met, students receive a college tuition scholarship when they graduate high school!

Click here to read Student Success Stories!




4th annual Take Stock in Children
Hook, Line & Scholarship bass tournament winners:


1st place winners holding their winning catch.1st place winners receiving their winning checks.

Ken Lucas and Danny Lanier with 30.55 pounds gave these anglers the $2000.00 prize.


Scholarship Opportunities

All scholarship opportunities are closed at this time.

Thank you to this year's scholarship sponsors:

Citrus Center Kiwanis and golfers from their tournament
Florida Prepaid College Foundatio
George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation
Grant from the GiveWell Community Foundation
Lakeland Chamber Foundation
Paxon Morris Foundation
Participants in our Bass Tournament
Tommy and Kelly Braaten
Ronald McDonald House Charities

Become a TSIC Mentor state mentor

Mentors are matched with a high school student at a school near their home or work. We ask that our mentors visit their students on the school campus only, at a time approved by the student's teacher, each week, or every other week, for 30 minutes. Lunch is a great time for mentors to meet with their students, watch this video to see how you can "change a life over lunch"! Click here to review the mentor application, we'd love to have you as part of the TSIC family, helping students achieve their goals!

To log mentor session hours click here.

For Current Scholarship Recipients

All graduating seniors must complete the FAFSA in order to receiveTSIC volunteers
the Bright Futures scholarship, Take Stock in Children Florida Prepaid scholarship or Polk Education Foundation scholarships.