Each year the CDF Beat the Odds scholarship program selects five high school sophomores who are overcoming tremendous adversity, demonstrating academic commitment and giving back to their communities. Program participants receive the following support needed to matriculate and succeed in college and beyond:

  • 10,000 scholarship

  • College test preparation

  • Access to workshops focused on financial aid, financial literacy and essay writing

  • College counseling and mentoring

  • Access to college fairs

  • Internship referrals

  • Career, and life skills development

  • Assistance with the college or post-secondary education enrollment process

Additionally, each scholarship recipient will be recognized at the annual CDF Beat the Odds Awards gala in December 2019. Professional, autobiographical films will be produced and shown during the awards ceremony.

Please note all services are offered in the City of Los Angeles and are subject to change.