The Children’s Defense Fund invites you to participate in the CDF Beat the Odds® scholarship program by nominating a student.
The CDF Beat the Odds scholarship program honors high school sophomores that are working hard to overcome tremendous obstacles in their personal lives, demonstrate academic achievement, and give back to their community. Learn more
In order for the CDF Beat the Odds selection committee to best understand the qualities and attributes which make your nominee a candidate for this program, it is crucial to have a comprehensive understanding of him/her. Please complete the following:
1. Using the grid below be thorough in offering insight into the nominee.
2. Upload a letter of recommendation. Using the categories in the grid below as a guide, fully describe the nominee and share how he/she has beaten the odds.
We also accept nominations via email, fax, or direct-mail. Click here to download a printed copy of the nomination form and submission instructions.