Nominations sought for Beat the Odds

Echo staff report

The scholarship nomination and application process for the 18th annual Beat the Odds Scholarship Award Program is open through October 30, 2017.

Beat the Odds Scholarships honor local high school seniors and first-year RCTC students who have overcome significant odds to become personally and academically successful. The purpose of the program is to raise awareness of the struggles of youth in our community and recognize their ability to overcome these challenges.

Selected students will be honored as recipients of a $2,500 scholarship to attend Rochester Community and Technical College.

To be eligible, a student must be:

1. A high school senior on track to graduate in June 2017 with plans to attend Rochester Community and Technical College for Fall 2018.


2. A currently enrolled RCTC first-year student who plans to return to RCTC for Fall 2018.

Student applications and Nominator forms are available on the RCTC Foundation website at or by contacting the RCTC Foundation at 507-281-7771. Completed submissions must accompany a Nominator form with a letter of recommendation and a student application including an essay and transcripts.

Applications must be submitted by October 30, 2017 to:  RCTC Foundation Beat the Odds Program, 851 30th Avenue SE, Rochester, MN 55904 or via e-mail to

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