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.

Texas Beat the Odds®scholarship recipients receive the following:

  • A $5,000 scholarship paid (over 4 years) directly to the college/university upon registration.
  • Additional gifts may include a laptop computer, airplane ticket, professional attire, and college dorm living essentials.
  • Ongoing mentorship and guidance, with opportunities to take part in leadership development, advocacy training, internships, and networking.