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Take Stock In Children

Take Stock In Children

Welcome to Take Stock In Children Volusia!

Take Stock in Children (TSIC) offers at-risk, low income students college tuition scholarships, caring volunteer mentors and hope for a better life.  FUTURES Foundation facilitates the Volusia Take Stock in Children Program which raises funds for these scholarships through individual, community, civic and private donations. All scholarship contributions currently are matched 100% thanks to Florida Legislative funding through the Stanley Tate STARS (Scholarships For At-Risk Students) Program at the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Volusia's TSIC students must maintain a 2.5 weighted cumulative grade point average (GPA) throughout high school, attend required events and meet with a volunteer adult mentor on school campus for 30 minutes weekly during the school year. They must also remain alcohol, crime, drug and gang free.

Take Stock in Children has a proven state-wide record with assisting ambitious, goal oriented students to graduate from high school, attend and graduate college and become productive citizens in our community.

In Volusia County, our students are nominated by their guidance counselor while in the 8th grade. If selected, the students attend a contract signing ceremony pledging to remain alcohol, crime, drug and gang free, maintain a weighted cumulative 2.5 GPA and meet with a mentor weekly throughout their high school years.

Click here for the 2024 TSIC Accountability Report.  

Potential sponsors may view support opportunities by clicking here.

Qualifying 8th grade students can apply for this scholarship and mentoring program.  The application will be available on December 1, 2024. 

While in our program, students must: 

  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • Attend school regularly
  • Have limited or no disciplinary referrals to administration
  • Meet weekly with an appointed mentor – at-school/TSIC app
  • Meet with TSIC staff 1-2 times a semester
  • Attend college readiness workshops provided by TSIC

TSIC Income Requirement


2023-2024 Application

Take Stock in Children is seeking mentors.  TSIC is a college tuition scholarship program for low income, at-risk students who are selected in the eighth grade through an application process.   Students officially begin the TSIC program their freshman year of high school.  Mentors meet weekly with their high school student on school campus for approximately 30 minutes.  If you are interested in becoming a mentor or would like more information regarding Take Stock in Children, please contact Liz Falero at or phone (386) 255-6475, ext. 50724. 

click here for Mentor application or click here for an online form


 2023-24 TSIC Donors & Sponsors

of $250 or more

A & W Construction

Jack Agett

Bank of America

Jay and Kathaleen Bond

Brooks & Jenn Casey

Arlan James Clayton Scholarship Fund

Earl W. and Patricia B. Colvard Charitable Foundation

DeLand Breakfast Rotary Club

D.J. Tremble & 103.3 The Vibe

Faith, Hope & Charity

Duke Energy

Helen Farb

Alan & Justine Florez

Florida Legislature

Florida Prepaid College Foundation

Chad and Denise Hazen

The Paul B. and Constance D. Hunter Charitable Foundation

Intracoastal Bank

Latitude at Daytona Beach Foundation

Jerry & Kay Luttrell

Margarita Society of Volusia County

Bruce & Irene Page

Thomas & Barbara Pentz

Marcella O'Steen Rohling

William Ross, III

Rotary Club of Downtown DeLand

SantaCon 2023

Dr. Michael & Nancy Suah

United Way of Volusia & Flagler Counties

Women United Volusia Chapter