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Take Stock in Children is accepting applications for scholarship and mentor program

Applications for the Take Stock in Children scholarship and mentor program are now available through middle school guidance counselors.

Students may qualify for the program if they:

  • are in the 8th grade,
  • have a 2.5 or higher grade point average,
  • are on free or reduced lunch, and
  • have a desire to get an education beyond high school. 
Students should visit the guidance office at their middle school to determine whether they qualify and to request an application.
To learn more about Take Stock in Children, visit or contact Gail Weidner, program manager, at (352) 787-6576 or