Take Stock in Children (TSIC) Founded in 1995 in response to the need for a scholarship program that provides more than just financial assistance to recipients, Take Stock in Children is a comprehensive program that helps underserved students stay in school, earn a high school diploma, graduate from college and enter the workforce. Enrolling students as early as the eighth grade, the program offers; a college tuition scholarship, volunteer mentors to provide support, and a case manager to support the student's educational achievements. College and career counseling are also offered to all participants.

Students in the program sign performance contracts agreeing to get good grades, exhibit positive behavior and remain drug and crime free. If all program requirements are met, students receive a college tuition scholarship when they graduate high school!

22nd Annual Take Stock in Children Scholarship Scramble 

Hosted by The Citrus Center Kiwanis Club & the Polk Education Foundation

All funds raised for scholarships thru this tournament are matched dollar-for-dollar by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation and scholarships awarded to Polk County Public School students in the Take Stock in Children program!

Date: November 18, 2024
Time:  7:30 pm registration opens, 9 am shotgun start
Place: Grasslands Golf and Country Club
1600 Grasslands Blvd., Lakeland

Link to Facebook event

Funds raised are used to purchase Florida Prepaid Scholarships for students in the program, and, are matched dollar-for-dollar by the FPP College Foundation!

Please call 863-534-0519 with any questions.

Golf Carts ready for Tournament

Golfers who won Tournament

Golf Course Clubhouse


22nd Annual Take Stock in Children Scholarship Scramble tournament

details along with sponsorship information

Par Sponsor: $800

Includes 1 foursome, 2 carts, 1 hole sign on a tee or putting green, name on tournament media, 4 putting contest entries, continental breakfast and lunch, along with opportunities to win valuable prizes and awards.

Birdie Sponsor: $1,500

Includes Par Sponsor Plus; Recognition at the lunch and award ceremony and recognition on golf cart media.

Eagle Sponsor: $3,000

Includes Par and Birdie Sponsor Plus; “Thank You” on Foundation marquee and social media, speaking brief at the luncheon, scholarship co-named for sponsor, recognition presented live at a televised Polk County School Board Meeting.

Albertross Sponsor: $5,000

Includes Par, Birdie, and Eagle Sponsor Plus; One additional foursome for a total of eight team players, 4 golf carts, your company or institution’s sign or banner; provided by your company displayed at the tournament, your logo on the TSIC website for the duration of one year, a full scholarship named after the sponsor along with an invitation to present the award publicly at the senior award ceremony, perks of a $1,000 “Teacher of the Year” sponsor event, including 5 tickets to a televised event along with recognition at the event, which airs for one year.

Individual Player: $200

Includes a golf cart for use by two players, 1 putting entry ticket, continental breakfast and lunch.

Two Hole Sign Sponsor: $200

Two signs, with your company name and phone number, placed on the front nine and the back nine.

One Hole Sign Sponsor: $150

One sign, with your company name and phone number, placed near a tee or green.

  • All proceeds raised from this tournament are matched dollar for dollar to purchase Florida Prepaid scholarships for Polk County students!
  • TSIC students participate in a mentorship program throughout high school.
  • Each program participant has a two year tuition scholarship waiting for them if they graduate.
  • Last year 100% of Polk County seniors that participated in the TSIC program graduated from high school! That’s far greater than the State average!
  • Over the past 20 years, more than 650 deserving students have been given 2 or 4 year scholarships thru Take Stock in Children for higher education.

Registration and Donation Methods

  • The Polk Education Foundation is a 501(c)3, all donations made are tax deductible
  • Send Checks with player names and handicaps to: TSIC Scholarship Scramble, Polk Education Foundation, 1530 Shumate Drive, Bartow, FL 33830

***Contest tickets will be noted on the website and available for prepurchase as well.


Congratulations Class of 2024!

Auburndale High
Destiny Taveras
Anna Schulz
Jonathan Sanchez
Abdiel Ruiz Feliciano
Jazmyne Malone
Shawn Johnson

Bartow Senior High
Freddy Bautista-Molina
Giovanni Meza

Gateway to College
Aubry Clark
Sarai Mata
Rodrick Clark

George Jenkins High School
Johniqua Pride

Frostproof Middle/Senior
Mia Flores

Lake Wales Senior
Illana Aguilar
Johnathan Gloumeau-Olaya
Samantha Hiller
Aariyan Sheppard-Parker
Zion Smart

Lake Region Senior
Jennifer Santiago-Lopez

Mulberry Senior
X’Zalyn Powell
Diana Cirilo-Cantoriano

Haines City Senior
Chloe Hurst

Kathleen Senior
Mariana Brito-Vazquez

Polk Full Time eSchool
Katridiushkalee Cintron

Winter Haven Senior
Josiah William


TSIC Mentor

Mentors are matched with a high school student at a school near their home or work. We ask that our mentors visit their students on the school campus only, at a time approved by the student's teacher, each week, or every other week, for 30 minutes. Lunch is a great time for mentors to meet with their students, watch this video to see how you can "change a life over lunch"!


Ways to help support Take Stock in Children

Sponsor a Scholarship - You can sponsor a current Take Stock in Children student with a 2-year Florida Prepaid Scholarship (2 year Florida College Plan = 60 lower division credit hours of tuition and local fees at a Florida public college)

Class of 2022 - $3742.53, Class of 2023 - $3753.72, Class of 2024 - $3244.34, Class of 2025 - $3171.25

Sponsor a Workshop - You can give any dollar amount to help Take Stock in Children staff members host workshops for the Take Stock in Children students. This donation would be used for paying a speaker, food for the event, paper goods, incentives for attending, etc.

Support Take Stock in Children


Scholarship Recipients

For Current Scholarship Recipients

All graduating seniors must complete the FAFSA in order to receive
the Bright Futures scholarship, Take Stock in Children Florida Prepaid scholarship or Polk Education Foundation scholarships.


Please call 863-534-0519 and ask for assistance about the Take Stock in Children program.

College Success Coach- Maria “Toni” Moreno 863-534-0519 x204

Program Advisor/Mentor Coordinator- Deanne “Dee” Audette 863-534-0519 x.207

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