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 student 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 visit the scholarship provider's website.ADVERTISEMENT
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