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 biannual Beat the Odds events in Portland and Lane County, Stand for Children awards these remarkable students with $10,000 scholarships to help make their dreams of a college degree a reality. These events are an opportunity to celebrate academic excellence, and to learn about what Stand for Children is doing to even the odds so that all children – regardless of background – graduate from high school prepared for college, a career or both.

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