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School news, April 18

Pinellas Education Foundation receives $25,000 The Pinellas Education Foundation announced that it received a $25,000 check from AT&T last month for its Take Stock in Children/Doorways Scholarship Program. The funds will be used to purchase scholarships for low-income students who are on free or reduced-price lunches. The program gives qualifying students the opportunity to attend college or technical school. In addition, the comprehensive program also supplies mentors who provide inspiration and guidance, and school-based ambassadors who monitor student progress and enhance student learning through enrichment activities. Students in grades 6 through 10 may be nominated for a TSIC/Doorways Scholarship through the Pinellas Education Foundation website at If awarded, they receive the opportunity for up to a four year college tuition scholarship or technical school training by fulfilling a contractual obligation to attend school regularly, maintain at least a C in all classes, study for tests, complete homework assignments and remain crime and drug free. The TSIC/Doorways Scholarship Program awarded a total of $620,000 in scholarships to 50 students from 13 different schools last month at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. In February, the program welcomed an additional 68 students from 30 traditional middle and high schools awarding $952,000 in scholarships. Currently, there are 1,450 TSIC/Doorways graduates attending many Florida colleges and universities.

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