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Office: 850-469-5458


Sally Lee

Student Services Coordinator

Cell: 850-341-6607


Penny Jenkins

Mentor Coordinator


Jeanne Kimberl

Success Coach


Fax: 850-469-5612

Take Stock In Children

Applications for eligible 7th graders are now available! 

On-Line Application Deadline is November 24, 2020

Take Stock in Children is a scholarship and mentorship program operating under the Escambia County Public Schools Foundation.  Due to school closures last spring, the normal spring selection for 6th graders was pushed to this fall for 7th graders.

Students selected to participate in our program are matched with a mentor and are required to maintain satisfactory grades, have good attendance, follow school rules, and commit to remaining drug/crime free. At graduation and completion of the program, students are awarded a 4-year Florida college tuition scholarship.

To be eligible to apply for our program, the student applicant must:

  • Be a 7th grade student in an Escambia County public school
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Have had no (0) out-of-school suspensions for the last year
  • Provide proof of family financial eligibility for free and/or reduced lunch based upon USDA guidelines   
    • Click here to see income eligibility guidelines and documents that are accepted as proof
  • Complete an application with required documentation attached by the November 24, 2020 deadline

 Application Checklist: [Note: Application has e-signature capability]

  • Before starting the application, be aware that you will be unable to submit it unless you can upload the financial proof document at the end.
  • If a question does not apply to your current situation, indicate n/a.
  • Additional pages may be attached, if needed.
  • Safely share confidential information and revisit application until completed.
  • Late applications will not be considered

2020-2021 New Student Application - Click Here

Student Selection Process                             

  • Only fully completed applications submitted with the required documentation by the deadline stated on the application will be considered.
  • Applications that meet qualifications are sent to a Selection Committee, comprised of community advocates and leaders, for review and selection.
  • Applicants who are not selected for the program will receive a notification letter in the mail.
  • Selected students and their parents/guardians will be sent an acceptance letter with information for viewing the mandatory virtual New Student Orientation video to review all the details of the program.
  • Selected students and their parents/guardians will receive an emailed link to the electronic contract to be signed by both parties, along with TSIC, to finalize the application and acceptance process.
  • Students will meet their new mentor via a staff-initiated and monitored Zoom meeting.