Beat the Odds

Beat the Odds is a scholarship program created to reward and celebrate youth who have overcome tremendous odds to become personally and academically successful. 

The program also hopes to raise awareness of the struggles of youth and provide a means for local businesses to help youth by supporting this program.

The St. Cloud Technical & Community College Foundation is proud to partner with area high schools and Boys & Girls Clubs to facilitate this life-changing scholarship program.

Scholarship Awards Criteria

To be eligible for a Beat the Odds Scholarship, a student must be a current high-school senior attending:

St. Cloud Apollo High School
St. Cloud Technical High School
St. Cloud Cathedral High School
St. Cloud Area Learning Center
Sauk Rapids/Rice High School
Sartell/St. Stephen High School
St. John's Prep. 

The student must be on track to graduate and also must have plans to attend a post-secondary school.

Scholarship Application and Recommendation

Complete scholarship applications include the online application and online letter of recommendation. The deadline for the academic year is June 1, 2017.

There are four $1000 awards available.

If you are applying for a Beat the Odds Scholarship, share the link below with counselor or teacher who is writing your recommendation.


They did it, you can too

View the following videos to hear stories from past award recipients:



Katie Zwack


Carley Smith



Courtney Bevans


Rebecca Clark



Contact Info

320.308.5000 or 1.800.222.1009

1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303