Take Stock in Children

Take Stock in Children is a statewide non-profit mentoring program that provides an opportunity for deserving low-income students with unique family situations to earn a two-year tuition scholarship. The Foundation for Florida Gateway College is the lead agency for the North Central Florida Take Stock in Children Program, which serves Baker, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist and Union counties.  Our local program began in 1996 in Columbia County with just two students. It has since grown to award scholarships to more than 580 scholarships. Scholarships for our program are to Florida Gateway College. Program scholarships are purchased through the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Each dollar donated for scholarship purchases is matched 100 percent by the State of Florida. To donate to TSIC contact the Foundation for Florida Gateway College at 386-754-4201.