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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 County agencies.

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.

Award Ceremony
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
scholarship awards to help them continue to Beat the Odds!
Read about the 2015 award ceremony here !

Fundraiser Event!
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!

Scholarship Eligibility

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 each year.


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 703-779-2000 or snow@btoloudoun.org.  Any donations by check should be made payable to the "Loudoun Bar Foundation" with "Beat the Odds" in the notation.


A student interested in applying for a 2019 Loudoun "Beat the Odds�" program scholarship should print this application and follow all of the listed instructions.  Application deadline is April 3, 2019.



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