Nominate a student, brighten a future


March 2, 2017

Attention teachers, counselors, caseworkers, community leaders, and other caring adults: do you know an outstanding Los Angeles high school sophomore who is succeeding inside and outside the classroom in the face of severe obstacles?

We want to get to know them, too!

From now until March 10th, we are accepting your nominations for the Beat the Odds® scholarship program. Now in its 27th year, this annual academic and leadership scholarship provides comprehensive financial, academic, and personal support to students who have overcome adversity to excel in school and as leaders in their communities. The ten students selected to participate in the program will receive up to $10,000 in college scholarships, as well college and career readiness support from their first day in the program through their last day in college - and beyond.

Additionally, every winter we host a star-studded gala to honor the achievements of our five most extraordinary Beat the Odds recipients. Each student selected to attend is awarded a handcrafted trophy commemorating their resilience and determination and the opportunity to have their life story told by a Hollywood-class filmmaker.

The Beat the Odds application period will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 10th. Get more information and eligibility requirements and nominate a deserving student today