"I just got my Take Stock in Children Scholarship and I'm really happy
about it because now I can go to college!"
Take Stock in Children Scholar
St. Pete's Promise
Take Stock in Children Scholarships
- Receive free or reduced lunch
- Attend a St. Petersburg public school.
- Maintain at least a "C" or better in all classes
- Attend school regularly
- Complete homework and study for tests
- Remain crime and drug free
- Have a mentor
The Take Stock in Children Program has generated millions of dollars for scholarships and currently has more than 3,000 students in their program in Pinellas County alone. The program, using exclusively private donations, funds more than 100 scholarships in Pinellas County each year.
A mentor, friend or parent can nominate a student online by visiting the Take Stock in Children Home Page on the Pinellas Education Foundation (PEF) website.
Through the Take Stock in Children Program a Florida Prepaid Tuition Scholarship awards students the opportunity to receive up to 120 college credit hours (a typical BA degree). A dual application process provides students with an initial 2 year Florida Prepaid scholarship. Upon completion of 60 hours (2 years) 40%* of the students have the opportunity to obtain an additional 60 hours (2 years). Those student must have either their AA degree, or have been accepted into a bachelor degree program to be eligible to receive an additional 60 hours (2 years).
*After conducting an analysis of college students who have been in the program it has been determined that 60% of students completed 2 years of college while 40% of students moved on to pursue a bachelor's degree.
|Needed Funds||$ 6,000 per student|
Please make your tax-deductible payable to the Pinellas Education Foundation and mail to:
Director - St. Pete's Promise