The Kristina Flores Overcoming All Odds Scholarship

The Kristina Flores Overcoming All Odds Scholarship was created both to honor the life and achievements of Kristina Flores, who passed on tragically at the age of 23, and to honor and encourage the education of young people who are also are faced with overwhelming obstacles that might have prevented them from completing high school but did not. The scholarship will go to the person who best represents themselves through their application with an emphasis on their essay. The continuing education requirements are intentionally loose for this scholarship. While we would like to encourage all young people to get a traditional college education, we realize that many of the young people who will apply may be leaving unfortunate circumstances and don’t have much family support. Regardless if you’re going to a vocational/trade school, or a traditional University, we encourage all to enter.

Scholarship Award: $1000

Application deadline: Application must be received by April 1st 2020

We will announce the winner of the scholarship no later than 5/1/2020. The scholarship winner will receive a check via certified mail in their name within 2 weeks of being announced. By submitting an application you are giving consent to True North Recovery Services to contact you via mail, email, and/or phone calls.

If you are the winner of the scholarship you are giving us consent to use your name, college or vocational school on for any other promotional purposes without further compensation or payment to you. The scholarship winner is responsible for any applicable State and/or Federal Income taxes due to the receipt of the scholarship.

Who can apply?

  • High school students
  • Vocational/Professional students
  • Freshman & Sophomores in college

Eligibility requirements:

  • Displays how they overcame significant obstacles to complete/continue school
  • School transcripts

How to apply:

Scholarship applicants can either email or mail in their application. Please include all of the following with your application:

  • 1000 word essay on how you overcame a significant adversity to complete/continue school
  • Two letters commenting on how you overcame significant adversity to complete/continue school

Applications by email: Please send your completed application to

Applications by mail:
True North Recovery Services
543 Encinitas Blvd #105
Encinitas CA, 92024

Privacy Policy & User Communications

Privacy Policy: By submitting an application, the applicant automatically grants True North Recovery Services, its agents and/or representatives permission to post the applicant’s name, trade/vocational school, or university, photo (if submitted) and winning essay on or in other marketing communications in the event he or she is awarded the scholarship. We are also granted permission to call and/or send you information regarding your application.

User Communications: When you send email communications to True North Recovery Services, its agents and/or representatives may retain those communications in order to process or respond to your inquiries or application as related to the scholarship. True North Recovery Services, its agents and representatives will not knowingly sell, share, rent or otherwise transfer your information other than in accordance with the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy. By participating in this scholarship, you give us your express consent to confirm your admission and attendance at the college, university, or trade/vocational school by contacting the institution for verification.

Previous Scholarship Winners:

2019 Winner: Leonardo Acosta

My Usual Circumstances

2018 Winner: Maranda Marie Leaonard

Maranda’s story

2017 Winner: Solomiya Dezhnyuk

Solimiya’s adversity letter

2016 Winner: Tyler Becker from Sunset High School