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IRSC Recognizes Take Stock in Children Scholarship Recipients and Graduates

IRSC Recognizes Take Stock in Children Scholarship Recipients and Graduates

May 27, 2021 Robert Lane

The Indian River State College (IRSC) Foundation’s Take Stock in Children Program celebrated the newest recipients of four-year tuition scholarships during the annual Take Stock in Children recognition ceremony held on Monday, May 17. This year so far, 40 deserving ninth grade students from Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie, counties have earned this valuable incentive for future success.

2021 Take Stock in Children Ceremony

In addition to recognizing new recipients, the outstanding accomplishments of 48 high school graduates for 2021 were highlighted along with special acknowledgement of 19 IRSC Associate level graduates who participated in the Take Stock in Children program.

Since 1997 more than 1,175 Take Stock in Children scholarships have been awarded to students through the IRSC Take Stock in Children program, with the provision that they meet the positive challenges of the program and graduate from high school.

Designed to motivate and assist students who show academic promise and who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend college, the program matches scholarship recipients with adult volunteer mentors from the community who provide guidance and encouragement. All selected scholarship recipients sign a contract, agree to maintain good grades, stay out of trouble, stay away from drugs and alcohol, and graduate from high school. Those meeting that challenge receive a Florida Prepaid four-year state college tuition plan scholarship allowing them to attend IRSC to achieve their associate degree, followed by two years at IRSC or another State of Florida public college to earn their Bachelor’s degree.

The Take Stock in Children Scholarship program is made possible through many program partners including the Florida Prepaid College Foundation, the Governor’s Mentoring Initiative, the Indian River State College Foundation, the School District of Indian River County, Martin County School District, Okeechobee County School District, and St. Lucie Public Schools, and Take Stock in Children Foundation, Inc.

Take Stock in Children, Inc. is a nonprofit organization, transforming Florida one student at a time. With programs serving in every county throughout Florida, their mission is to break the cycle of poverty for low-income, academically qualified students by providing opportunities for a post-secondary education. The organization offers college scholarships to students, provides caring volunteer mentors, and instills hope for a better life. For more information regarding Take Stock in Children at IRSC, visit or contact the IRSC Foundation Office by phone at 772-462-4786.

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