Children's Defense Fund – California 2014 Beat the Odds Scholarship Program

Posted by Mary Hendra on November 26, 2013

The CDF Beat the Odds Scholarship program will honor ten outstanding high school sophomores in Los Angeles who have overcome adversity to excel in school and as leaders in their communities.
Los Angeles high school sophomores must be nominated or seek nomination for the scholarship program from a teacher, counselor, caseworker, or other adult who can speak to the following: his/her character, academic achievement, commitment to social justice issues/community, and the tremendous odds he/she beats everyday.
At minimum, applicants must:
  • be a current high school sophomore who resides in or attends school in the Greater Los Angeles area.
  • demonstrate academic achievement and potential for post-secondary success. There is no GPA requirement.
  • have limited family and/or community support and/or limited income.
  • demonstrate commitment to your community and/or social justice issues.
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