Deadline Extended until April 4, 2022!
Applications are now being accepted through April 4th for the
2021-22 Bay County Take Stock in Children program.
2021-22 Application Form
2021-22 Application Information Checklist Sheet (pdf)
2021-22 TSIC Income Eligibility Information(pdf)
Selection Process: We
select Bay District School students (including charter students) during their
8th grade and 9th grade year. Students must be eligible for free or
reduced lunch or qualify using one of the other approved methods outlined in
the Income Eligibility Flyer..
To be eligible to apply, the student/family MUST meet the following criteria:
of 2.5 unweighted Grade Point Average (C+ average or above in all classes)
- Families MUST meet qualify financially - To check your eligibility for the 2020-2021 school year, please review the 2021-22 TSIC Eligibility Information
– and provide income documentation as outlined in the flyer.
Eligible students and/their parents may apply online by April 4th at:
Bay County Take Stock in Children 2021-22 application
Use our Application Information Checklist Sheet and Income Eligibility Information to ensure your application is submitted completely.
Take Stock in Children provides a unique opportunity for deserving low-income youth/students to escape the cycle of poverty through education. We offer our students college scholarships, caring volunteer mentors and hope for a better life. Our comprehensive services continue through high school and include their transition into college.
Our program is based on the principal that given extensive support, motivation and accountability, children will work hard to ensure that they graduate from high school and attain a postsecondary degree. We fund our college scholarships and student services through a unique public-private fund raising model, and our mentors generously volunteer their mentoring services to our students.
“Our Take Stock in Children program offers the promise of a college tuition plan to our students if they successfully meet regularly with their mentor and meet all program requirements."
The Take Stock in Children program also provides mentors, staff support, and guidance to ensure that the students—many of whom are the first in their families to attend college—are prepared for the rigors of college coursework. Take Stock in Children scholars are required to maintain good grades, exhibit exemplary behavior, and remain drug-and crime-free. In addition to the college tuition scholarship, students also receive book scholarships from the Gulf Coast State College Foundation and the Florida State University-Panama City Foundation.
Are you an 8th or 9th grader in Bay District Schools looking to be part of a great program? Submit your the application here
The Take Stock in Children program provides mentors, staff support, and guidance to ensure that the students—many of whom are the first in their families to attend college—are prepared for the rigors of college coursework. Take Stock in Children scholars are required to maintain good grades, exhibit exemplary behavior, and remain drug-and crime-free.
The most important component of Take Stock is mentoring. Every student is matched with an adult mentor who will serve as a friend to the student throughout the school year. The Foundation welcomes mentor volunteers at any time. You can learn more about the mentor program by visiting our mentoring page on this site and apply online. Interested community members may also contact our office at 850-767-4111 or email at email@example.com
Did You Know?
Every donation to the Bay Education Foundation's Take Stock In Children program is matched dollar for dollar by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. 21 students were signed to the Take Stock In Children Program in 2019-2020.
By The Numbers - since 1989
• 28,500 students impacted annually by Foundation events and programs
• 500 mentors and volunteers
• 99% of students in TSIC graduate high school
• 400 students have been given scholarships since 1997
This program is administered by:
• Melissa Pinero, Executive Director & Student Services
• Melissa Redus, College Success Coach
• Karen Johnson, Liaison, A. Crawford Mosley High School
• Cheryl Burris, Liaison, Bay High School
• Kimberly Jarrard, Liaison, J.R. Arnold High School
• Beverly Barron, Liaison, Rutherford High School
• Lisa Burson, Liaison, Everitt Middle School
• Elizabeth Mapoles, Liaison, Jinks Middle School
• Martha Simmons, Liaison, Merritt Brown Middle School
• Kristi Robb, Liaison, Surfside Middle School
• Janet Bailey, Liaison, Breakfast Point Academy
• Kara Williams, Liaison, North Bay Haven Charter Academy
• Angelina Kent, Liaison, Deane Bozeman School
• Lindsey Cross, Liaison, Palm Bay Prep Academy
• Allison Crum, Liaison, Bay Haven Charter Academy
• Debbi Whitaker, Liaison, University Academy
For additional information on Take Stock In Children or any of our Foundation programs, contact the Bay Education Foundation.