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For consideration in the Ohio Beat the Odds scholarship program, an applicant must:
Beat the Odds scholarship applications are reviewed by staff and a civic selection committee that reflects the professional and ethnic diversity of our community. We consider each applicant holistically and within the context of their academic achievement, personal circumstances, available support network, and commitment to service.
Winners will be interviewed and videotaped subjects of mini-documentaries to raise awareness about the challenges young people face. These mini-documentaries will be aired at the Beat the Odds Awards Ceremony in the Spring and posted online as part of CDF's YouTube library. Applicants must feel comfortable sharing their stories publicly.
Applicants for the Beat the Odds scholarship will be evaluated based upon:
Questions: Please email BTO-Ohio@childrensdefense.org.