• Your student may be eligible for a college scholarship!!!!

    If your student is in the 6-9th grade he/she may be eligible to participate in the Take Stock in Children of Sarasota County scholarship and mentoring program. Students accepted into the program are paired with a caring adult mentor who meets with them once a week either virtually or at school. Students will also be assigned a college success coach who will meet with them once a month, virtually or at their school, to monitor their academics.



    To qualify, a scholarship applicant must:
    • Meet the income eligibility requirements.
    • Be enrolled in grades 6-9 at time of application deadline.
    • Attend a Sarasota County public school.
    • Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.
    • Be a US Citizen or lawful permanent resident.
    Application requirements: Completed application must be submitted by deadline along with supporting documents:
    • 1040 tax return or approved substitute.
    • Proof of US residency – copy of student’s social security card.
    • Copy of previous two year’s Report cards reflecting grades and attendance.
    Program participant requirements:
    • Meet weekly with their mentor.
    • Meet monthly with their TSIC college success coach.
    • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.
    • Remain drug and crime free.
    • Attend all mandatory TSIC events.


  • *** Applicants will be required to provide proof of financial eligibility. Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.***