About the Foundation

Since its founding in 1990, the Foundation has committed to giving aspiring students the opportunity to build a better future for themselves and our state by providing college scholarships funded through partnerships with individuals, businesses, educational foundations and the Florida Legislature.

The Foundation administers several innovative scholarship programs designed to help students achieve their dream of earning a college education. The Stanley Tate Project STARS (Scholarship Tuition For At-Risk Students) Scholarship Program is the Foundation's hallmark program. Since the Stanley Tate Project STARS scholarship program began, 26,964 scholarships have been awarded to low-income students at risk of dropping out of school, and who otherwise might not have had the opportunity to attend college. In addition to the Stanley Tate Project STARS program, the Foundation sponsors scholarship programs in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month and Black History Month and the Governor’s Recognition Scholarship Program. When combined with the number of scholarships purchased for the Stanley Tate Project STARS program and scholarships purchased by other charitable organizations, the Foundation has awarded almost 34,800 college scholarships, and more than 19,000 students have attended college using their scholarship benefits.

The Foundation is the 501(c)3 direct support organization for the Florida Prepaid College Board. For the past 23 years, the Prepaid College Board has offered families a means to save for their children and grandchildren’s future college expenses with the Stanley G. Tate Florida Prepaid College Program.