Gulf Power Foundation Funds TSIC Scholarship
The Gulf Power Foundation recently renewed its long-standing commitment to the Okaloosa County School District through the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation. Gulf Power donated $10,000 to fund a Take Stock in Children Scholarships for students in Okaloosa County.
Take Stock is administered by the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation and provides college scholarships to deserving young people who need financial assistance to attend college. The student selected as the Gulf Power Take Stock Scholar will sign a contract, along with his or her parents, pledging to maintain a good school record, remain drug-free and crime-free and meet with a community-based mentor throughout four years of high school.
Pictured, left to right: Bernard Johnson, Gulf Power General Manager; Cindy Gates, Okaloosa Public School Foundation Executive Director; and, Nicole Snider, Take Stock in Children Student Services Coordinator.
About Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation
The Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation, Inc. (OPSF) is a not-for-profit community-based public schools foundation. It is a partnership between families, schools, community, and business. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting and extending the educational opportunities of all individuals within Okaloosa County. Since its establishment in 1995, OPSF has funded educational enrichment programs including teacher grants for unique programs, student scholars in the Take Stock in Children Program, community educational initiatives, and student and teacher recognition awards.
About Stock In Children
Take Stock in Children, a Florida 501(c)3 non-profit organization, provides mentors, scholarships, and hope for Florida’s low-income and deserving students. Incorporated in 1995 and maintaining a 96 percent high school graduation rate, TSIC is Florida’s flagship and most successful mentoring and scholarship program. In every Florida county, TSIC scholars in middle and high school pledge to meet regularly with their mentor, maintain academic standards and remain drug and crime-free on the way to achieving a high school diploma. The reward for fulfilling these commitments is a scholarship to a Florida state college, university or vocational school. To learn more about the Take Stock in Children program, please contact 850.833.9999.