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Children’s Defense Fund-New York​​ Beat the Odds Scholarship Program

The Children’s Defense Fund-New York is accepting applications for their Beat the Odds (BTO) Scholarship Program for current New York City High School sophomores. The BTO program provides social and academic college readiness programming to high school students that are working to overcome tremendous obstacles in their personal lives, who demonstrate academic achievement, and give back to their community. In addition, the program also offers scholarship opportunities and support services to aid scholars throughout their college career, including ongoing mentoring and career guidance. Students must be nominated or seek nomination for the BTO scholarship program by/from a teacher, counselor, caseworker or other adult who can speak to the following: his/her character, academic achievement, commitment to social justice issues/community, and the tremendous odds he/she beats every day. Visit the Children’s Defense Fund-New York Beat the Odds website for more information about student eligibility and to apply. Application deadline is June 5, 2017.

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