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 https://pefmc.org/programs/takestock-in-children/
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: Meghan.Magamoll@marion.k12.fl.us