Beat the Odds - Application

The Beat the Odds program has a two-step scholarship nomination/application process.

STEP 1: All interested students must complete the following application on or before Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Note: the online application does not save progress - so please take a moment to review our checklist to ensure you have access to all the requisite information before you proceed to the application.

STEP 2: All applications must include a completed nomination form and a letter of recommendation submitted by an adult outside of their family with direct knowledge of the applicants academic potential and accomplishments, committment to community service, and capacity for ethical leadership. You will be asked to provide the name and email address of the nominator of your choice after you complete the main application. We will contact the nominators and direct them to the online nomination form.

Applications must be completed and post-marked by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in order to qualify. We encourage you to complete the application at least a week in advance of the deadline so that emails can be sent to those individuals who will be completing the nomination form.

Please answer all the following questions as completely as possible. Type “N/A” if the question does not apply.

Personal Information

First Name
Last Name
Home Phone
Cell Phone
Street Address

Family Information

Annual Household Income
Total Household Size
Number of Adults
Number of Children (including nominee)
Briefly describe the makeup of your household (i.e: mom, dad, 1 brother, 1 uncle, etc.)
Mother's Name (if applicable)
Mother's Phone (if applicable)
Father's Name (if applicable)
Father's Phone (if applicable)
Guardian's Name (if applicable)
Guardian's Phone (if applicable)

School Information

High School Name
High School Address
School Phone
School Fax
Principal/Director's First Name
Principal/Director's Last Name
School Counselor First Name
School Counselor Last Name
School Counselor Phone
School Counselor Email Address

Personal Statement

Please upload a personal statement, of no more than 750 typed words, that describes: the major obstacles and challenges in your life and how you have or are working to overcome them; your past and current family, financial, educational, and emotional support systems; how you have been able to achieve academic success or show marked improvement in academics, despite your hardships; and your commitment to serving others, for example; involvement in service clubs at school, community-based service, or taking on major home or work responsibilities.

Supplemental Attachments

Upload your unofficial high school transcripts
Upload a signed media release form. Download here
Upload your current resume