Beat the Odds

Stand for Children is a non-profit education advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring every student in Oregon, regardless of background or circumstance, graduates high school on time, prepared for college, a career, or both.

Every year, we unite business and civic leaders, legislators, educators, parents, and local community members to celebrate inspiring high school seniors who overcome tremendous obstacles as they earn their diplomas, and award them with $20,000 scholarships to help make their dreams of a college degree reality.

We are now accepting scholarship applications for students in the class of 2025. Apply here.


Our next Beat the Odds celebration will be November 14, 2024. There are so many ways members of the community and businesses can get involved. We hope you’ll join us in advocating for academic excellence and invest in the incredible work we do year-round to help Oregon students succeed— which is needed now more than ever.

Join us on November 14, 2024

Interested in sponsoring Beat the Odds 2024? Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.


Meet last year’s scholars: