Scholarships, Mentors & Hope    

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Take Stock in Children is a scholarship and mentoring program that offers academically promising Nassau County students from low-income families (TSIC uses the same guidelines as the Federal Free/Reduced program) the opportunity to earn tuition scholarships to college or vocational school upon graduation.

 

Students sign an agreement pledging to maintain at least a 2.5 GPA, stay drug- and crime-free, exhibit good behavior in school, and have good school attendance.  Each student is matched with a volunteer mentor who meets with the student once a week at school, serving as an adult friend and role model.

 

Take Stock staff includes College Success Coaches who meet with their students periodically, monitoring their grades, attendance, behavior and providing assistance to the students and their families should the need arise.

 

As of May 2016, there were 136 Take Stock students attending Nassau County’s middle and high schools.  Forty graduated in late May and are off to college with their Take Stock in Children scholarships.

 

Take Stock in Children is a state-wide program; the Nassau program is affiliated with Florida State College and the FSCJ Foundation with an office at the FSCJ Betty P. Cook Nassau Center in Yulee.  Dr. Andrea Cummings is the program director.  The office number is 904-548-4464.