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Take Stock Collegiate Scholars

Take Stock Collegiate Scholars is a partnership between the University of West Florida and Take Stock in Children, supported by Gulf Power. The program was launched September 5, 2017.


Photo of the TSCS team.
Take Stock Collegiate Scholars inaugural scholars

What We Do

Take Stock in Children participants​ from 67 Florida counties​ who choose to attend UWF will become Take Stock Collegiate Scholars upon entrance to the University. They are afforded the opportunity to “Plug In…Power Up…and SHINE” as they begin their higher education journey. ​Scholars​ receive academic support, opportunities to network with professionals in the community, and participate in service projects.

Mission

Take Stock Collegiate Scholars is a program that supports Florida’s Take Stock in Children participants who attend The University of West Florida from the time they enter the University to graduation. Through academic support, mentorship, and service they will be career ready upon graduation. The goal is for these students to be productive citizens who are employed and willing to serve others and their community.

Program Goals

  • Increase the academic progress of Take Stock Collegiate Scholars
  • Increase the graduation rates of Take Stock Collegiate Scholars
  • Prepare Take Stock Collegiate Scholars for entry level employment or graduate school
  • Take Stock Collegiate Scholars will participate in community service
  • Take Stock Collegiate Scholars will engage in professional networking opportunities, mentorship, and internships

All Take Stock Collegiate Scholars must complete the following requirements

  • Ten (10) hours of academic tutoring
  • Ten (10) hours of community service
  • Two (2) check-in meetings with the TSCS Coordinator
  • Four (4) Take Stock Collegiate Scholars events

To apply for the Take Stock Collegiate Scholars program, please send an email to Mikia Carter, Program Coordinator at takestockcs@uwf.edu.

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