SR Take Stock in Children Awards ScholarshipsJuly 07, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, June 25, 2020
SANTA ROSA TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN
AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO 22 GRADUATING SENIORS
Santa Rosa County – On June 24th Take Stock in Children and the Santa Rosa Education Foundation awarded $330,000 in scholarships to 22 graduating seniors, who received four-year college tuition scholarships and were recognized during our first ever senior parade. Local area students raised money to provide each senior with a HP Laptop and a North Face backpack. Each senior was also presented with a TSIC Medallion engraved by the Milton Woman's Club and a yard sign celebrating their achievement.
During the month of May 26 new students virtually signed contracts with their parent or guardian beginning their journey in the program. These students have agreed to remain drug/crime free, maintain a “C” or better in their classes, and meet with a mentor once a week at their school.
Take Stock in Children was established in 1995 as a non-profit organization in Florida that provides an opportunity for deserving low-income students to escape the cycle of poverty through education. Scholarships are funded through a public-private fundraising model in which local scholarship donations are matched by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation when the scholarships are purchased.
Santa Rosa County has 113 students between sixth and twelfth grade in the program and over 100 students currently in college.
Photo Attached: Santa Rosa School Board Member Buddy Hinote, TSIC Graduating Senior Jordan Menefee, Pace High, Central Principal Sean Twitty