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Donations will provide 2-year tuition scholarships

Take Stock in Children of Lake and Sumter Counties received local support from the organizations listed below.  The granted funds will be used to provide 2-Year Florida College Plan Tuition Scholarships for students in the community. 


  • Lake County Children’s Services Council           $13,500

  • Marian S. Shuck Scholarship Trust                     $10,000

  • Irma & Orville Parker Charitable Trust                 $ 3,500


Take Stock in Children is a school-based scholarship and mentoring program, modeled specifically to identify and provide college tuition scholarships to students throughout the State of Florida who fit the financial and academic guidelines.  Students who are chosen to participate in the program are assigned a volunteer mentor and an advocate to ensure success throughout high school.  Upon high school graduation, each program participant is awarded a college tuition scholarship.  Take Stock in Children of Lake and Sumter Counties is a program of the Educational Foundation of Lake County.


The Take Stock in Children program is represented in all 67 counties in the State of Florida.  The local program receives a dollar for dollar match through the Florida Prepaid Foundation for any funds received for scholarships.


For information on volunteer mentoring or becoming a donor for the organization, please call 352.787.6576, email Gail Weidner at: or visit