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‘Beat the Odds’ Scholarship & Luncheon

Every year, Stand for Children Leadership Center awards several $10,000 college scholarships at our annual Beat the Odds Scholarship Awards & Fundraising Luncheon in Portland, and at a reception in Eugene. The 2014 Portland event was a smashing success thanks to a great line-up of speakers, a room full of supportive advocates and three fantastic scholarship winners.

Excellent teachers and an unshakable inner drive help these students defy the odds and land on the path to success. But Stand’s end goal is to even the odds so that all children, regardless of their personal struggles, can graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, college. We thank the donors who support our work to boldly advocate for solutions.

At this year's luncheon, the keynote speaker, State Treasurer Ted Wheeler said:

“We need to work together, and we need to raise our voices together, because change requires momentum.”

Your support helps create this momentum and makes this important work possible. Thank you!

Learn more about the Beat the Odds scholarship program by browsing through the stories of past winners.

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