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Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation Provides Take Stock in Children Scholarships to Seventeen Okaloosa County Students

One of the primary focuses of the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation is the Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program, which provides two-year scholarships to deserving youth who may not attend college because of their family's financial situation. Seventeen Okaloosa students were recently selected to participate in the program. Each student signs a contract with their parent, promising to maintain a good school record, remain drug and crime free, and meet weekly with a mentor. Students who hold the terms of their contracts are awarded tuition scholarships to the post-secondary institutions of their choice.

Take Stock in Children Scholarships are only available to students who meet the standard criteria set by Florida's Take Stock in Children Program. For more information, visit

Congratulations to Jocelyn Brame, Destiny Cortez-Reyes, Nathan Jucha, Bradley Mastanduno, Allyson Matthews, Lillyan Matthews, Brooke Mignard, Aiden Neese, Caleb Pearce, Sofia Rosell Carreno, Ayanne Tomlinson. Not pictured: Bianca Arevalo, Enrique Boyett, Isabelle Crabb, Taniha Higgins, Jayden Holt, and Jackai Nathaniel. Mentors can positively impact a student's academic, social, and career path and are critical to the success of the Take Stock in Children program. Are you interested in becoming a mentor?

Please call 850.833.5879 for more information or visit

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