Nominees for the Beat the Odds Scholarship must meet the following criteria:
Currently a junior enrolled in a public, or charter school in Washington, D.C.; Alexandria, Arlington Fairfax County public school systems in Virginia, or Montgomery or Prince George’s county public school systems in Maryland.
Following graduation, will attend college, technical or vocational training.
Has overcome significant obstacles such as, but not limited to, poverty, disability, homelessness or abuse.
Has achieved a grade point average showing marked effort, improvement or success.
Will be available for meetings, photo shoots and interviews if selected to receive the scholarship.
Year of Need: College Freshman,
Type: Needs Based
Num Awards: Multiple
Min Award: Varies
Max Award: Varies
Children's Defense Fund
25 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Contact Person: Jalaya Liles-Dunn
Phone: (202) 662-3669