Each fall, Stand for Children Leadership Center awards $10,000 scholarships to three college-bound Oregon public high school seniors who have "Beat the Odds" by succeeding in school despite daunting obstacles.
About the Program
The Beat the Odds Scholarship Program is designed to highlight the incredible potential of Oregon's young people as well as the challenges which prevent too many of them from succeeding. One in three Oregon children fails to graduate from high school at a time when the overwhelming majority of new jobs require a college degree.
Apply for the scholarship
Students are elligible for the scholarship if They:
- Are a student enrolled in an Oregon public high school who will graduate in June 2014.
- Have maintained at least a 3.0 grade point average showing marked effort, improvement, or success.
- Have succeeded in spite of hardships such as poverty, disability, homelessness, or personal tragedy.
- Have participated in activities that are helpful to others.
- Have a financial need.
We use an online application process – applications are no longer accepted by mail. Applicants will submit personal and demographic information, a personal essay, high school transcripts, financial information and two letters of recommendation. View the application.
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