The Children's Defense Fund of New York (CDF-NY) Beat the Odds(R) Scholarship Program honors outstanding young people who are overcoming tremendous adversity, demonstrate academic excellence and give back to their communities. Each year, through a competitive review process, we select deserving high school sophomores from the New York City metropolitan area for admission into the CDF-NY Beat the Odds program.
The CDF - NY Beat the Odds Program recognizes current high school students for their tremendous resiliency. We work with students who have overcome hardships and still serve as leaders in their schools, homes, and/or communities. Every year, we encourage current high school sophomores to apply to the Program that provides the following opportunities throughout the remainder of their high school career.