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 Florida Gateway College Take Stock in Children Program serves Baker, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, and Union counties. Our local program began in 1996 as a partnership between the Lake City Community College Foundation (now the Foundation for Florida Gateway College) and the Columbia County School District. We started with just two students in the program. Today we have awarded more than 600 scholarships in five counties. We purchase scholarships through the Florida Prepaid College Foundation for students to attend FGC. 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.