The Take Stock Seminole County - Class of 2020 was honored with a Virtual Graduation Celebration to celebrate their hard work and achievements. Each of these outstanding students receives a 2-Year Florida Prepaid College Tuition scholarship. Congratulations on a job well done and special thanks to the dedicated Take Stock mentors who supported our scholars on their journey! Click HERE to view the Virtual Graduation Celebration.
Take Stock - Outstanding Senior
Heading to the University of Central Florida's Burnett Honors College, Gustavo Nazario plans to major in Computer Science Engineering with a focus on sabermetrics (the statistical analysis of sports). Gustavo has a love of math and earned a perfect math SAT score, not once but twice! This dedicated student from a single mother household worked hard to achieve his goals and graduated from Oviedo High School with an incredible 4.5 GPA and 14 AP courses. Gustavo is a well-rounded student who participated in National Honor Society and was also selected for Prom Court. In addition to the Take Stock scholarship, Gustavo also received the prestigious UCF Provost Scholarship valued at $30,000. The future is very bright for this young man!
“My Take Stock mentor always reminded me of my goals and aspirations. Take Stock has allowed me to achieve my full potential without having to worry too much about my finances in the future. Thank you Take Stock.”
-Gustavo Nazario with Mentor David Dangel
Take Stock - Class of 2020
Our 21 outstanding graduates earned an average 3.5 GPA, completed 1,000+ community service hours and received over $150,000 in Take Stock scholarships! Take Stock invests in deserving low-income students by providing scholarships and the support of a mentor. These graduates will begin their college journey at University of Central Florida, Seminole State College, and Valencia College. Congrats on achieving your college dreams!
Special thanks to our Take Stock mentors who supported our graduates during all 4 years of high school. By sharing your time, wisdom, and experience, you changed the life of a deserving scholar!
Thank you to the generous supporters of
Take Stock in Children for the 2019-2020 school year!
  • Chesley Magruder Foundation
  • Heathrow Women's Club
  • Rotary Club of Seminole County South
  • School District Education Foundation Matching Grant
  • Lake Mary Woman's Club
  • Seminole County Sheriff's Office
  • Seminole State College
  • TRIO Connections of Central Florida
  • Truist Foundation
  • Wayne Densch Charities, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo
Will You Change A Life As Our Next Great Mentor?
No matter what the next school year brings, mentors are vital to our scholars success. Do you know someone who would make a great mentor? Does your business offer employees the opportunity to volunteer? Take Stock staff will come to your office/webinar to share our program. Just 30 minutes a week changes a child's life! To learn more, c ontact Beth Arigo at 407-320-0301.
Our Mission
Take Stock in Children, Inc. is a nonprofit organization, transforming Florida one student at a time. Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty for low-income, academically qualified students by providing opportunities for a post-secondary education. We offer college scholarships to students, provide caring volunteer mentors, and instill hope for a better life. 

The Foundation for SCPS mission is to improve student achievement in Seminole County Public Schools by: raising and distributing funds and in-kind donations; fostering involvement in schools by business and the community; and providing recognition and rewards for outstanding contributions to, and performance within, the school system.
Changing Lives with Scholarships, Mentors and Hope!