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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.