The Beat the Odds® program for youth, Loudoun County Chapter
A Scholarship Program for At-Risk
Youth in Loudoun County
The Beat the Odds® program identifies local
youth who have demonstrated the ability to succeed in spite of
being at risk for failure because of their environment or life
circumstances. The program seeks to improve their odds for
success by providing financial awards to assist them in pursuing
educational and vocational goals. Loudoun's Chapter was started In 2004 through the efforts of the Loudoun County Bar Association and other Loudoun
Beat the Odds® is a
nationally recognized project initiated in 1990 by the
Children's Defense Fund. The program celebrates the
positive potential of youth who do well and succeed despite
facing such problems as poverty, violence, homelessness, family
breakup or substance abuse.
On May 23, 2019, at 6pm, join us for the 15th Annual Beat the Odds Scholarship Award Ceremony
at Leesburg's historic Old Courthouse. Several inspiring young students will receive
to help them continue to Beat the Odds!
Read about the 2015 award ceremony here !
Join us at Lightfoot Restaurant (11 North King Street) in Leesburg on March 28, 2019 (5:30-7:30pm) to experience
the Beat the Odds program. It is a great opportunity to raise some awareness, connect and hear the
inspiring achievements of some of our past awardees who will be in attendance!
For the Beat the Odds® scholarship program, students must be
a high school senior and clients or former clients of one of the following organizations
or agencies: the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court; the
Juvenile Court Services Unit; the Department of Mental Health,
Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services; the Community
Services Board; or the Department of Social Services. Selected
students must have displayed marked improvement in their grades,
participated in community service activities and/or aided in the
support of their family. They should be remarkable young men
and women who show the potential to be valuable members of our
community, if only given the opportunity. Applications for
interested students are currently available at all Loudoun
County high schools, with an application deadline in mid-April
The Beat the Odds® Committee is currently soliciting tax
deductible donations of funds, goods, or services to support
this new program. If you or your organization would like to
donate to or sponsor this program, please print and use the linked Donation Form, or feel free to contact Matt Snow at
Any donations by check should be made payable to the "Loudoun
Bar Foundation" with "Beat the Odds" in the
A student interested in applying for a 2019 Loudoun "Beat the Oddsï¿½"
program scholarship should print this application and follow all of the listed instructions.
Application deadline is April 3, 2019.