Beat the Odds® Program

The CDF Beat the Odds program honors outstanding high schools students who have overcome tremendous adversity, have demonstrated academic excellence and have given back to their communities. Each year, through a meticulous review process, CDF-Texas identifies and rewards five outstanding young people in the Houston area who have experienced significant hardship in their lives by providing each with a college scholarship, leadership training, and other gifts to support their continued development and success.

Since 1999, CDF-Texas has awarded more than 122 Beat the Odds scholarships to outstanding youths from Houston, Liberty County and Dallas, though the program currently covers only the Houston area.

Learn more about our Texas Beat the Odds program.