Take Stock in Children awarded $2,000 in scholarship funding

Take Stock in Children awarded $2,000 in scholarship funding

Take Stock in Children of Lake and Sumter Counties received a generous donation of $2,000 from the United Methodist Women of Clermont. The money was raised at the United Methodist Women’s annual fashion show in March 2017 at the United Methodist Church in Clermont.

“The award of $2,000 will be combined with other donations and used to provide a two-year Florida Pre-Paid Scholarship to a student in our community,” Gail Weidner said, Program Manager of Take Stock in Children.

Take Stock in Children, a program of the Educational Foundation of Lake County, has assisted over 800 Lake and Sumter County students with tuition scholarships. The Mission of Take Stock in Children is to provide students and their families’ inspiration through mentoring, support and scholarships by empowering them to achieve their dreams of an education beyond high school. The services start in middle school, go through high school and include their college transition.

For Information on volunteering, mentoring or becoming a donor, please contact weidnerg@lake.k12.fl.us, or visit www.takestockinchildren.org

CFSLC provides partnership to support the DREAM Initiative for scholarships

CFSLC provides partnership to support the DREAM Initiative for scholarships

Take Stock in Children of Lake and Sumter Counties has been selected as a Community Foundation of South Lake County funded partner to launch their new DREAM (Developing Role Models through Engagement, Achievement and Mentorship) Initiative program.

“The third installment of $21,000 will be used to provide a 2+2 Florida Pre-Paid Scholarship to deserving students in South Lake area public schools,” said Carman Cullen, Executive Director of the Educational Foundation of Lake County.  The Community Foundation has provided funding for a total of thirteen 2+2 scholarships for students in our community. The DREAM Initiative is designed to provide all of the resources, support, and services necessary to help students succeed.

Take Stock in Children, a program of the Educational Foundation, identifies at-risk students in the eighth grade, provides selected students with a mentor and an advocate and then rewards them at high school graduation with a college tuition scholarship.

Local money raised for scholarships is matched by the State of Florida, thus doubling the impact on the community.

For Information on volunteering, mentoring or becoming a donor for either organization, please call 352-787-6576 or 352-394-3818.

 

 

 

 

Support Our Soldiers partners with Take Stock In Children for scholarships

Support Our Soldiers partners with Take Stock In Children for scholarships

Take Stock in Children of Lake and Sumter Counties has been awarded $12,300 by Project Support Our Soldiers. Over the past three years Project Support Our Soldiers, led by Gary Kadow, has provided scholarship funding for ten students.

“The award will be used towards the purchase of a 2-Year Florida College Tuition Scholarship for three students whose parents have served in the armed forces,” Gail Weidner said, Program Manager for Take Stock in Children.

Take Stock in Children has assisted over 800 Lake and Sumter County students with tuition scholarships. The Mission of Take Stock in Children is to provide students and their families’ inspiration through mentoring, support and scholarships by empowering them to achieve their dreams of an education beyond high school. The comprehensive services start in middle school, continue through high school and include their transition into college.

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Educational Foundation Awards $52,500 to Graduating Seniors

Educational Foundation Awards $52,500 to Graduating Seniors

The Educational Foundation is excited to announce that 25 graduating seniors received over $52,000 in scholarships from local philanthropists. Ten diverse scholarships were awarded based on GPA, service hours, financial need and other qualifications.

Students include:

Chase Bressette, Tavares High School – Robert (Bob) Furnas Memorial Scholarship for $500

Kofie Blake, Mount Dora High School – CenturyLink Scholarship for $500

Reilly Brooks, Eustis High School – Lake Soil & Water Conservation District Scholarship for $500

Page Dignoti and Finnian Spencer, Mount Dora High School – Triangle Connection Scholarship for $500

Aaron Auld, Leesburg High School – Linda Kohlmeyer Memorial Scholarship for $1,000

Macadalia Lewis, Leesburg High School – Mike Stone Memorial Scholarship for $1,000

Ashley Ebling and Macadalia Lewis, Leesburg High School – McLin Burnsed Scholarship for $1,000

Elizabeth Neilson, East Ridge High School – Edmond Amateis Scholarship for $1,500

Diane Padilla, Eustis High School – Edmond Amateis Scholarship for $1,500

Brianna Perez, South Lake High School – Edmond Amateis Scholarship for $1,500

Kainesh Singh, Lake Minneola High School – Edmond Amateis Scholarship for $1,500

Adam Trenholm, Leesburg High School – Edmond Amateis Scholarship for $1,500

Lewarwet Zahira, Leesburg High School – Edmond Amateis Scholarship for $1,500

Reilly Brooks, Eustis High School – Scott Strong Memorial Scholarship for $1,000

Melody Dove, South Lake High School – Scott Strong Memorial Scholarship for $2,000

Montana Henson, Eustis High School – Scott Strong Memorial Scholarship for $1,000

Bernadette Navarrete Gonzalez, Umatilla High School – Scott Strong Memorial Scholarship for $1,000

Brandon Silva, Lake Minneola High School – Scott Strong Memorial Scholarship for $1,000

Adam Trenholm, Leesburg High School – Scott Strong Memorial Scholarship for $1,000

Olivia Aldrich, Tavares High School – Lehner Scholarship for $4,000

Xiomy Caraballo, Tavares High School – Lehner Scholarship for $5,000

Kristen Castelberry, Tavares High School – Lehner Scholarship for $4,000

Aila Gatdula, Tavares High School – Lehner Scholarship for $4,000

Alyssa Powell, Tavares High School – Lehner Scholarship for $4,000

Schuyler Purdy, Tavares High School – Lehner Scholarship for $4,000

Aries Rocha, Tavares High School – Lehner Scholarship for $4,000