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September 14, 2015
Summer is officially over; and all around the country recently graduated high school seniors are gearing up to make the transition to their new lives as college freshman. And we couldn’t be more excited to announce that our 2014 Beat the Odds® scholars will be joining them on this important cultural milestone - and attending some of the greatest colleges and universities in the land, including UCLA, Occidental, Clark Atlanta, and Barnard College.
Our Beat the Odds scholars are the embodiment of dedication, determination, and resilience. Each one of these incredible students has achieved academic excellence and personal success in the face of childhoods marred by poverty, abandonment, abuse, neglect, and loss. Indeed, far from capitulating, many went on to become class valedictorians, student body presidents, all-star athletes, and role models in their communities.
For more than two decades, the Beat the Odds scholarship program has recognized and rewarded high school students who have overcome adversity to excel in school and as leaders in their communities. Meet the students below and learn more about the scholarship program..