Scholar Application Requirements

Take Stock in Children of Broward Scholar recruitment is limited to a select number of Broward County public students each year, and varies from year-to-year. We accept applications year round, but enroll twice a year (December and March). Applicants must meet all criteria listed below and only complete applications will be considered for selection. 

TO BE CONSIDERED, APPLICANTS MUST MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA

  • Students must be in grades 6th-9th.

  • Grades: Must have maintained a “C” or better in all classes within the past year. 

  • Attendance: No more than eight (8) unexcused absences per semester within the past year.

  • Behavior: No more than one (1) in-school suspension per quarter and no (0) out-of-school suspensions within the past year.

  • Income eligibility: Must qualify financially for free and/or reduced lunch based upon USDA income eligibility guidelines: Please Click here for the 2020-2021 income eligibility requirements. 

  • Citizenship: Must be either a United States citizen or a resident alien with permanent social security number and NOT a temporary ID.

  • School Enrollment: Must be enrolled in a Florida public school and be on track to receive a standard high school diploma.

 

The following steps must be completed to be considered for the TSIC program:

STEP 1: Complete online application by clicking here

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Make sure you have the following documents handy to securely upload to the application: You can safely share confidential information and revisit application until completed!

  • Most recent Federal Income Tax filed; the cover of Form 1040, where gross and net income are listed for all wage earners in the home (to determine free/reduced lunch eligibility). Form 1040 must list the student applicant as a dependent.

    • If taxes are not filed, the following documents will serve as proof of FRL eligibility:

      • Food Stamps (SNAP) – Letter from State of Florida indicating that family or foster child has been approved to receive SNAP benefits, and names of household beneficiaries (the student applicant’s name should be listed as part of household on the document). The date of eligibility for benefits indicated on the letter should align with the date of the TSIC application (i.e., the student should be eligible to receive SNAP benefits at the time of TSIC application).

      • TANF – Letter from State of Florida indicating that family has been approved to receive TANF benefit and names of household beneficiaries (the student applicant’s name should be listed as part of household on the document). The date of eligibility for benefits indicated on the letter should align with the application date for the TSIC program (i.e., the student should be eligible to receive TANF benefits at the time of TSIC application).

      • Proof that the student is in Foster Care (currently active as a foster care student during the application period of TSIC).

      • Signed document on school district letterhead, from the School district’s Homeless Liaison, verifying in writing that the student is homeless and qualifies for free/reduced lunch.

STEP 2: Click here for link to Teacher Recommendation Form to send to a teacher of your choice.

 

Scholar Selections Process

  • Eligible students submit completed application by the deadline stated on the application. ONLY FULLY COMPLETED APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED WITH ALL THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION WILL BE CONSIDERED.

  • Applications that meet qualifications are sent to a Selection Committee, comprised of community advocates and leaders, for review and selection.

  • Applicants who are not selected for the program will receive a notification letter in the mail/email

  • Selected “Scholars” will be sent an acceptance letter with a date for the mandatory New Student Orientation.

  • Selected “Scholars” and their legal guardians attend mandatory New Student Orientation to review all the details of the program and then both parties, along with TSIC, sign the contract to finalize the application and acceptance process.

Take Stock in Children of Broward 

2050 Civic Center Place

Room 213

Miramar, FL 33025

Email: BrowardMentor@takestockbrowardfl.org

Phone: 754-600-9857

Registered Charity: 84-4009513

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