Beat the Odds Scholarship

The Beat the Odds Scholarship Awards Program is designed to highlight the incredible potential of Oregon's young people as well as the challenges which prevent too many of them from succeeding. Stand for Children Leadership Center awards three $2,500 scholarships to college-bound Oregon public high school seniors who have "Beat the Odds" by succeeding in school despite daunting obstacles. Eligibility:-Must be a student enrolled in an Oregon public high school who will graduate in the summer -Must have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA showing marked effort, improvement, or success -Must have succeeded in spite of hardships such as poverty, disability, homelessness, or personal tragedy -Must have participated in activities that are helpful to others -Must have a financial needFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $2,500
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes

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