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.
The St. Cloud Technical & Community College Foundation is proud to partner with area high schools and Boys & Girls Clubs to facilitate this life-changing scholarship program.
Scholarship Awards Criteria
To be eligible for a Beat the Odds Scholarship, a 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
► St. John's Prep.
The student must be on track to graduate and also must have plans to attend a post-secondary school.
Scholarship Application and Recommendation
Complete scholarship applications include the online application and online letter of recommendation. The deadline for the 2015-16 academic year is June 1, 2015.
There are four $1000 awards available.
If you are applying for a Beat the Odds Scholarship, share the link below with counselor or teacher who is writing your recommendation.
They did it, you can too
View the following videos to hear stories from past award recipients: