May 18, 2022
NICEVILLE, Fla.- Northwest Florida State College was pleased to join the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation earlier this month as they honored Collegiate High School students during the Take Stock in Children Student Awards Ceremony.
The Take Stock in Children program serves deserving, low-income youth throughout Florida, helping them succeed in life by providing them with mentors, student advocates, case managers, and early intervention. Students who maintain the terms of the program’s contract are awarded tuition scholarships to the post-secondary institutions of their choice.
With the support of local school districts, the Florida Prepaid Foundation, businesses, and community members, Take Stock in Children has been able to serve over 8,500 6th-12th grade students across the state each year.
“We are grateful to the Take Stock in Children program for their scholarships that provide vital support to students at the Collegiate High School,” said Dr. Deidre Price, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Their selection as recipients reflects their strong commitment to their studies, and we believe the support provided through Take Stock in Children will be instrumental in their academic success.”
The following Collegiate High School students were inducted as Take Stock in Children Scholars during this year’s award ceremony:
1. Nyla Griffin – 60 hours of college tuition (2-year Florida Prepaid Scholarship) (value over $6,000)
2. Grace Michelli – 60 hours of college tuition (2-year Florida Prepaid Scholarship) (value over $6,000)
3. Ingrid Mueller – 120 hours of college tuition (4-year Florida Prepaid Scholarship) (value over $12,000)
“All of the faculty and staff at the Collegiate High School at NWFSC are very proud of the three students who earned Take Stock in Children Scholarships,” said Dr. Sandy Arteaga, Interim Academic Dean, College Pathways & Collegiate High School. “These students have worked very hard, and they will continue to make us proud as they move to their next academic chapter in life.”
For more information about the Take Stock in Children program, please visit https://www.takestockinchildren.org. To learn more about the Collegiate High School at Northwest Florida State College, contact Dr. Sandy Arteaga, Interim Academic Dean, College Pathways & Collegiate High School, at 850-729-5259 or firstname.lastname@example.org.