PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of the Philadelphia Region with the support of the McDonald's® Owner/Operators of the Greater Philadelphia Region are seeking qualified applicants from the Greater Philadelphia Region to apply for one of four scholarships: RMHC Scholars Scholarship for all high shool seniors; the RMHC/African American Future Achievers Scholarship for African American high school seniors; the RMHC/Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources® (HACER®) Scholarship for Latino high school seniors; and the RMHC/Asian Students Increasing Achievement (ASIA) Scholarship for Asian high school seniors. Fifty-five (55) total scholarships are awarded ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 each.
RMHC of the Philadelphia Region offers college scholarships to all high school seniors who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, community involvement, financial need and plan on attending a two- or four-year college during the next academic year.
"RMHC Scholarship winners are exceptional students who excel academically while taking on extra leadership roles and volunteering in their communities," said Mike Anton, president of RMHC of the Philadelphia Region, Inc. and a McDonald's Owner/Operator. "Each year we are proud to recognize their accomplishments and to help make a college education a reality for these outstanding young role models."
Applicants may apply online at https://aim.applyists.net/RMHC from October 1 through December 20 and will be asked to submit a high school transcript, a letter of recommendation and a personal statement detailing their background and community involvement. For any questions about the Scholarship Program, contact International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. at RMHC@applyists.com or 855-670-4787. To search the Frequently Asked Questions about the program and the application process, click here.
RMHC of the Philadelphia Region, Inc. grants hundreds of thousands of dollars per year to support local non-profit programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. In addition, RMHC supports four scholarshipsfor high school seniors; the Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware Ronald McDonald House® Programs; the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, operated by St. Christopher's Foundation for Children; and 13 Ronald McDonald Family Room® programs in area hospitals. The charity receives its support from McDonald's Corporation, McDonald's Owner/Operators, corporate donors and McDonald's customers. For more information, visit www.rmhcphilly.org.
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