Beat the Odds Scholarship

Every year, Stand for Children unites business and civic leaders, legislators, educators, parents, and everyday citizens to celebrate the achievements of inspiring high school seniors who overcome tremendous obstacles on their path to graduation day. Beat the Odds scholars succeed in school despite challenges like poverty and homelessness thanks to personal perseverance, great teachers and dedicated school staff.

At our annual Beat the Odds events in Portland and Lane County, Stand for Children awards scholarships to these remarkable students to help make their dreams of a college degree a reality.

Beat the Odds is changing in a BIG way this year, and you’re invited to help us celebrate! Thanks to an exciting partnership with the Renaissance Foundation, we’re increasing the scholarship award from $10,000 over four years, to $16,000! And we’re growing the number of scholars from four to 16!

Note: The application for Lane County scholars in the class of 2020 is now live, and the deadline to apply is February 1, 2020. Apply here.

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