top of page

Attention 8th Graders! Check Out This Great Opportunity!

Take Stock in Children helps students from low-income families achieve academic and personal success by providing them with volunteer mentors & college scholarships.

Take Stock is a statewide program, locally a part of the Public Education Foundation. Students attending Marion County Public Schools are selected through a competitive process during their 8th grade year.

Students who have complete all of the requirements of the Take Stock program throughout high school, will receive a 2 year college tuition scholarship through the Florida Prepaid Foundation/Project STARS program.

To be eligible to apply, your child MUST meet the following criteria:

  • 2.5 unweighted Grade Point Average (C+ average or above in all classes)

  • Families MUST meet the free/reduced income eligibility guidelines

  • Families must provide income tax documentation

If you meet the eligibility requirements, please note the following dates:

October 9th, 2020 - Scholarship Applications will be available online at

November 23rd, 2020 - Completed Scholarship Applications DUE online

  • Applications must be completed and submitted online, with proof of income attached (recent income taxes)

  • Families will be notified of their application status by March 2021

  • Eligibility does not guarantee a student will be accepted. A limited number of students are accepted.

If selected for a take stock in children scholarship, you & your child will sign an official

contract and pledge to:

  •  Attend a Marion County Public School High School

  •  Maintain a 2.5 Unweighted GPA or above during high school

  •  Remain drug and crime free and abide by school conduct guidelines

  •  Meet with a volunteer mentor weekly and participate in College Readiness activities

For more information about the Take Stock in Children program please contact

Meghan Magamoll at (352) 671-4160 or email:

Download PDF • 1.08MB

34 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page