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.