Take Stock in Children

2021 New Student Applications are now available!  

Take Stock in Children is a scholarship and mentorship program in Santa Rosa County. Students selected to participate in our program are matched with a mentor and provided with resources and tools to succeed in high school and successfully transition to college. Students 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:

  • Attend a Santa Rosa County public school
  • Be a student in the 7th, 8th, or 9th grade
  • Have a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Be determined to succeed!
  • Complete an application and submit all paperwork before the deadline.

2021 New Student Applications 

Download and complete all three parts:

2020-2021 TSIC SR Student Application

2020-2021 TSIC Media Release Virtual and In-person

2020-2021 TSIC Consent to Release Educational Records

Application Checklist:

  • Completed Application: ALL questions answered and ALL forms signed. If a question does not apply to your current situation, please note it on the application. Additional pages may be attached, if needed. Do not leave any spaces blank. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.
  • Student Social Security Number included on application
  • Media Release –In-Person and Virtual Mentoring
  • Consent to Release Educational Records
  • Income Eligibility Documents – 2019 IRS Tax Form 1040 showing total income and student listed as dependent. For parents/guardians that do not file taxes, see additional income eligibility information below.  We reserve the right to request additional information, if needed.
Return completed application to your school’s guidance department
OR mail to:
Take Stock in Children – SREF
6032 Highway 90
Milton, FL 32570

Application Deadline is December 15th, 2020.

Income Eligibility Information

Students in our program must demonstrate financial need by meeting the requirements set forth by Take Stock in Children.  Please refer to the Income Eligibility Guidelines below to see if your household is eligible.

Take Stock in Children
2020-2021 Income Eligibility Guidelines
1 $23,606 $1,968 $984 $908 $454
2 31,894 2,658 1,329 1,227 614
3 40,182 3,349 1,675 1,546 773
4 48,470 4,040 2,020 1,865 933
5 56,758 4,730 2,365 2,183 1,092
6 65,046 5,421 2,711 2,502 1,251
7 73,334 6,112 3,056 2,821 1,411
8 81,622 6,802 3,401 3,140 1,570
For each additional family member, add 8,288 691 346 319 160
Effective 7/1/20 to 6/30/21
Income Guidelines provided by USDA.gov

Accepted Documents for Determining Income Eligibility

  1. 2019 IRS Tax Form 1040 that shows student listed as a dependent and line 7B with total income before taxes, social security, health benefits, union dues or other deductions.
  2. If the parent/guardian does not file taxes, these alternate documents will be accepted:
    • SNAP – Letter from the State of Florida indicating names of household beneficiaries (to include student applicant).
    • TANF – Letter from the State of Florida indicating TANF benefit and names of household beneficiaries (to include student applicant).
    • Foster Care – Proof that the student is currently in Foster Care.
    • Homeless – Signed document from the Santa Rosa District Homeless Liaison verifying homelessness.

* We reserve the right to ask for additional financial information if needed.

For more information regarding TSIC Income Eligibility:

2020-2021 TSIC Income Eligibility