ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Pinellas Education Foundation will honor its Take Stock in Children Scholarship program’s 183 seniors who will be graduating this year with a college scholarship in a celebration event on Thursday, April 20 at Bridgepoint Church at 6690 Crosswinds Dr. N. in St. Petersburg at 5:30 p.m. Media is welcome to attend. These seniors represent $2.5 million in scholarship awards. Three students will also be selected to receive $500 book scholarships made possible through alumni and mentor donations.
The event includes a presentation of scholarships and medallions and encouragement from Associate Superintendent Dr. William Corbett and Pinellas Education Foundation President Stacy Carlson. In addition, students will be given letters of congratulations from Take Stock in Children President and CEO, Jillian Hasner and Representative Chris Latvala.
These seniors will be heading to colleges and technical schools including University of Florida, Florida State University, University of South Florida, University of Central Florida, St. Petersburg College, and Pinellas Technical College in addition to many more.
Romina Lilollari, one of the 2017 TSIC seniors, will be the mistress of ceremonies for the evening. She will be attending Harvard in the fall.
The Pinellas Education Foundation’s Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program (TSIC) is made possible through the generous donations and support of corporate partners, individuals and alumni who invest in the scholarship program. The Pinellas Education Foundation matches donor commitments with Florida Prepaid College Foundation funds to make greater impact and reach more students. Pinellas County is the largest TSIC community in the State, with the Pinellas Education Foundation managing 19% of the total TSIC Scholarships in Florida.
About The Pinellas Education Foundation
The Pinellas Education Foundation is an independent, non-governmental not-for-profit established in 1986. The Foundation’s mission is to enhance and improve educational opportunities in Pinellas County Schools. Well known Pinellas Education Foundation programs include: Academies of Pinellas, Enterprise Village, Finance Park, Take Stock in Children Scholarships, Youth Connect and Teacher Classroom Grants.