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Apply for the Take Stock in Children Scholarship

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. If they meet all of these guidelines, upon graduating from high school, they earn a four-year, 120 credit, tuition-based scholarship. Their Associate's degree must be earned at Indian River State College. To earn a Bachelor's degree, they are more than welcome to earn it at IRSC or transfer to another Florida public college or university.  The application for the Take Stock in Children Program is now open. For more information click here.  

Please have the following documents available when beginning the application:

  • 2020 1040 Tax Return (pages 1 & 2 - must show student as dependent)
  • Student Social Security Number (SSN) Card
  • 2021-2022 Report Card showing grades for 1st quarter or 1st semester
  • Official proof of benefits of ONE of the following: 
    • Free and Reduced Lunch Recipient
    • HUD Eligibility
    • Medicaid Recipient
    • SNAP Recipient
    • Other (please contact Karen Aldana at 772-462-7252 or
If you are unable to locate your taxes, go to 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 Karen Aldana at 772-462-7252 or
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