Beat the Odds Program

The Children's Defense Fund Beat the Odds scholarship program honors outstanding high school students who have overcome tremendous adversity, demonstrated academic excellence and given back to their communities. For consideration in the Beat the Odds scholarship program, an applicant must be a current high school junior in Ohio, New York, California, Texas, Minnesota or Washington, D.C. attending a public, charter or alternative high school who has overcome significant obstacles such as, but not limited to, poverty, disability, homelessness, or abuse. Applicants must be nominated or seek nomination from a teacher, counselor, caseworker, or other adult who can speak to the student's challenges. For more information or to apply, please click the link below.

Scholarship Overview

Award Amount: $5000

Open to: High School

Gender: No Requirement

Study Area: No Requirement

Ethnicity: No Requirement

How to Apply for this Scholarship

Application Type: Essay

Submit: Online


Deadline: August 01, 2020