Beat the Odds® Scholarship Program

The Beat the Odds scholarship program recognizes outstanding young people who have overcome adversity to excel in school and as leaders in their communities. Every year, we select ten high school sophomores in Los Angeles to participate in the scholarship program based on their financial need, academic achievement, character, and commitment to community service. Beat the Odds awardees receive up to $10,000 in scholarship money and have access to a suite of academic and career readiness opportunities to support them as they transition from high school to college and beyond.

Learn more about CDF's Beat the Odds program