Beat the Odds Scholarship Program

$10,000

May 31, 2020

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  • Scholarship Description
  • 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.

    Applicant must be a current high school sophomore who attends a public, charter, or alternative school in one of the five boroughs of New York City and must have overcome significant adversity such as, but not limited to, poverty, disability, homelessness or abuse. Must demonstrate participation in school activities, community organizations, and/or employment and a commitment to their community and/or social justice issues. Must be nominated or seek nomination for the program from a teacher, counselor, caseworker, or other adults who can speak to your character and must plan to attend college, university, or vocational school post-graduation. The Children's Defense Fund welcomes students to apply regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, immigration status, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • 815 2nd Ave
  • 8th Floor
  • New York, NY 10017
  • mcaba@childrensdefense.org
  • 212-697-0642

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