Beat the Odds Application

Beat the Odds is a scholarship program created to reward and celebrate youth who have overcome tremendous odds to become personally and academically successful.  The program also hopes to raise awareness of the struggles of youth and provide a means for local businesses to help youth by supporting this program.

Awards Criteria:
The student must be a current high school senior attending: St. Cloud Apollo High School, St. Cloud Technical High School, St. Cloud Cathedral High School, St. Cloud Area Learning Center, Sauk Rapids/Rice High School, Sartell/St. Stephen High School or St. John's Prep.  The student must be on track to graduate in June 2014.  The student must have plans to attend a post-secondary school.

Each applicant must include a recommendation. 

Deadline: The student application and recommendation must be submitted by June 1, 2014 for consideration.

If you have questions regarding the Beat The Odds Scholarship Program please contact Sheila at 320-308-5668 or

Contact information::
Parents and/or Guardian Name(s):
Home Phone:
Cell Phone:
E-mail address:
Educational background::
High School:
Graduation date:
Name of post-secondary school planning to attend:
Major intended:
Work experience::

If you have held a job, list dates, employer and job duties"

Personal statement:

We recommend you prepare your personal statement in a word processing program and cut and paste into the box after each question.  Please note that the application cannot be saved for future access.  Please retain a copy for your records.

Describe any examples of service to school, family or community and what you learned from those experiences:

Please explain the difficulties you have experienced in your life and how you have overcome these obstacles (minimum 500 words):

I certify that all information on this application is correct to the best of my knowledge.

Note: Excerpts from your application may be used for future Beat The Odds publications.

All scholarships are submitted electronically, and the Foundation uses the electronic tracking date captured when the Submit Application button is clicked to ensure deadlines are met. We are not responsible for late applications or applications not received due to technical difficulties.


Contact Info

320.308.5000 or 1.800.222.1009

1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303