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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 2022 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 in December 2023. 

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

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


 2021-22 TSIC Donors & Sponsors

of $250 or more

Jack Agett

Darcy Akers Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Bank of America

Dr. Megan and Clint Bagwell

David Bates

Jay & Kathy Bond

Brooks & Jenn Casey

Arlan James Clayton Scholarship Fund

Bob & Bobbi Coleman

Earl W. and Patricia B. Colvard Charitable Foundation

DeLand Breakfast Rotary Club

Ted Doran

Dorothy Hukill Foundation

Adam & Jessica Eckelbarger

Steve & Carol Farmer

Alan & Justine Florez

Florida Legislature

Florida Prepaid College Foundation

Larry & Andrea Frank

Chad & Brandy Galloway

Luis & Stefanie Gracia

Paula Gregory & Fred Weston

Bill & Vickie Hall

Tamara Hopkins

Dorothy Hukill Foundation

The Paul B. and Constance D. Hunter Charitable Foundation

Intracoastal Bank

Justin & Susan Kennedy

Junior Service League of DeLand

Sherry Larkin

Latitude at Daytona Beach Foundation

Jerry & Kay Luttrell

Margaritaville Latitude at Daytona Beach Foundation

Margarita Society of Volusia County

Jayson & Misty Meyer

Bruce & Irene Page

Thomas & Barbara Pentz

Dr. Benny & Cynthia Ramirez

Doug & Laura Reece

Marcella O'Steen Rohling

William Ross, III

Rotary Club of Downtown DeLand

Dr. Hank & Jane Routh

Debra G. Simms

Dr. Michael & Nancy Suah

Bobby & Lee Thigpen

Jean Thornton

DJ Tremble & The Vibe 103.3

United Way of Volusia & Flagler Counties

Omar & Heather Bond Vargas

Bill & Susan Voges


Women United Volusia Chapter