VALLEY STREAM, N.Y., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Tri-State students
looking for money for college can go to http://www.mcdonaldsnymetro.com for
information and an application for the Arching Into Education(TM) and
RMHC(R)/HACER(R) Scholarship Programs. New York Tri-State McDonald's
Restaurant Owners and Ronald McDonald House Charities are making available
more than $425,000 in scholarships to local high school students through both
programs. Applications are available January 12, 2000 on
http://www.mcdonaldsnymetro.com. The deadline is March 1, 2000.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, more students are using the
Internet during their college search and selection process.
"The web is a wondrous resource for Americans thinking about college,"
said Richard W. Riley, U.S. Secretary of Education. "Searching the web allows
young people to take a first look at many college choices. The important
thing, however, is to think college early, to take the right courses in high
school that prepare you for college and give you the opportunity to gain a
scholarship as well."
Whether through a home, school or library computer, there is a wealth of
college financial aid information also available on the Internet. Search
engines give students access to several scholarships and more organizations
and local businesses are posting scholarship opportunities on-line. Families
can even apply for federal aid on-line through fafsa.ed.gov or find advice to
get children ready for college on pfie.ed.gov. Through
http://www.mcdonaldsnymetro.com, students can find information and download an
application for the Arching Into Education Scholarship Program which offers
four scholarship opportunities to help local students go to college.
-- McDonald's(R) Golden Arches(R) Scholarships or McDonald's(R) African
American Heritage Scholarships are available for New York Tri-State
high school seniors pursuing post-secondary education.
-- McDonald's(R) United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Tri-State Scholarships
are available to eligible Tri-State students planning to attend a UNCF
-- McDonald's(R) GospelFest(R) Music Scholarships are available to local
students planning to pursue an education in music.
Information about the RMHC/HACER Scholarship Program, which offers
scholarships to Hispanic Tri-State high school seniors, is also available on
Since the program's inception in the New York Tri-State area, RMHC/HACER
has awarded $1 million in scholarships to over 600 local students.
Also posted on the McDonald's New York Tri-State web site is information
about $40,000 in grants that the Black McDonald's Owner/Operator Association
(BMOA) is making available to African American students in the New York
As part of local McDonald's Restaurants commitment to its employees, a
minimum of twenty percent of all scholarships will be set aside for New York
Tri-State McDonald's restaurant employees.
All Arching Into Education and RMHC/HACER scholarship recipients will be
selected by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Citizens'
Scholarship Foundation of America, Inc. (CSFA). CFSA is an independent,
national non-profit educational support and student aid service organization.
The Arching Into Education Program, now in its second year, is one of many
education initiatives of New York Tri-State McDonald's Owners and Operators.
Other McDonald's community education programs include bike helmet safety, fire
safety and reading programs for young children.
McDonald's is the world's best-known brand and is the global leader in
food service. There are more than 600 McDonald's Restaurants, owned by more
than 175 owners and operators, located throughout the New York, New Jersey and
Connecticut Tri-State area. Visit http://www.mcdonaldsnymetro.com for more
information on other McDonald's New York Tri-State programs.
SOURCE New York/New Jersey/Connecticut Tri-State Area McDonald's Restaurants