Take Stock in Children


Take Stock in Children

College Scholarship Opportunity for 9th Grade Students

TSIC Scholarships are awarded to Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie County public school students in ninth grade who meet federal poverty guidelines as proven by family financial documents. Selected students are required to maintain good grades, behavior and attendance, remain drug and crime-free, and graduate from high school. Parents must agree to support the educational goals of the student, allow students to meet with a volunteer mentor, and maintain good communication with the TSIC staff. More Information

The application period for the Take Stock in Children Program for the 2020-2021 school year is now open.

Application closes March 31, 2021. Continue to apply.

INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES - Effective from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021

Household Size Annually Monthly Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly
1 $23,606 $1,968 $984 $908 $454
2 $31,894 $2,658 $1,329 $1,227 $614
3 $40,182 $3,349 $1,675 $1,546 $773
4 $48,470 $4,040 $2,020 $1,865 $933
5 $56,758 $4,730 $2,365 $2,183 $1,092
6 $65,046 $5,421 $2,711 $2,502 $1,251
7 $73,334 $6,112 $3,056 $2,821 $1,411
8 $81,622 $6,802 $3,401 $3,140 $1,570
for each additional family member, add  +$8,288 +$691 +$346 +$319 +$160

Income guidelines provided by USDA.gov

Please have the following documents available when beginning the application:

  • 2019 1040 Tax Return (pages 1 & 2 - must show student as dependent)
  • Student Social Security Number (SSN) Card
  • 2020-2021 Report Card showing grades for 1st quarter or 1st semester
If you are unable to locate your taxes, go to https://www.irs.gov/ and “Get Your Tax Record.”  
DO NOT UPLOAD the following documents as they will not be accepted:
  • Employer-provided W-2 forms 
  • Check stubs, and/or bank statements
If you have questions about the application or do not file taxes, contact Betty Saffioti at 772-462-7252 or bsaffiot@irsc.edu.

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Take Stock in Children Program

Take Stock in Children is a comprehensive program that helps at-risk, low-income children succeed by providing college scholarships, volunteer mentors, student advocates/case managers, early intervention, and long-term support. High standards, parental involvement, and community support are crucial to the program's success.

Take Stock in Children Supports Students

The Indian River State College Foundation is the lead agency for Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee counties. In the past 20 years, the IRSC Foundation has changed the lives of more than 1,091 young people along the Treasure Coast. Partnerships with local school districts, the Florida Prepaid Foundation, and countless businesses and individuals have led to tremendous success.

Success Stories
IRSC graduate India White is a stellar example of the power of the Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program.

Support a Scholarship

The lives of at-risk children are being transformed by the opportunity of education through the Take Stock in Children program. Community support is vital to the continuation of this highly successful program.
Become a Mentor

Give a little time, get a lot in return. It only takes a few hours a month to make a huge difference in the life of a child. Mentoring helps keep kids off drugs, out of gangs, and in school so they can fulfill their dreams. And the best part is that you’ll not only see what it does for them, you’ll feel what it does for you.
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