ROSELAND, N.J., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ronald McDonald House
Charities of the New York Tri-State Area (RMHC-NYTSA) is awarding over
$500,000 in scholarships to local graduating high school seniors. Students
in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut (Fairfield County) Tri-State
area can either download an application at www.rmhc.org or request one from
their local McDonald's restaurant. The submission deadline is February 15,
"The Ronald McDonald House scholarship program is a part of our ongoing
commitment to support eligible graduating high school seniors who face
limited access to educational and career opportunities," stated Gerald
McCoy, president of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York
Tri-State Area. "It is our goal to make the dream of a college education a
reality for all students who may not otherwise attend college."
The RMHC Scholarship Program is comprised of four individual
-- RMHC/ASIA- Applicant must have at least one parent of Asian/Pacific-
-- RMHC African American Future Achievers Scholarship- applicant must have
at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage
-- RMHC/HACER- Applicant must have at least one parent of Hispanic
-- RMHC Scholars- All students may apply regardless of ethnic heritage.
Asian, African American and Hispanic students are welcome to apply for
the RMHC Scholars program provided they have not applied for one of the
three scholarship programs listed above
When completing the application, students should indicate the
scholarship program they are applying for with an "X." Students who have
difficulty applying online can call the RMHC Scholarship hotline at
866-851-3994 or ask their guidance counselor for assistance.
Awards are selected based on demonstrated academic achievement,
financial need and community involvement. Additional selection criteria may
be specified by the respective participating local RMHC Chapter based on
strategic goals and community needs.
RMHC began its support of scholarship programs in 1985, by committing
$50,000 toward the first scholarships awarded through the Hispanic American
Commitment to Educational Resources (HACER) program. In 2001, the RMHC/ASIA
(Asian Students Increasing Achievement) and RMHC African American Future
Achievers Scholarships began. To date, RMHC National has awarded more than
$29 million to help high school seniors attend college.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York Tri-State Area
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York Tri-State Area is
working to better the lives of children and their families in our
communities, by creating and supporting programs that directly improve the
health and well-being of children in the areas of health, education, the
arts, and civic and social services. Since 1992, RMHC-NYTSA has provided
more than $10 million dollars to local non-profit organizations whose
programs improve the well-being of children and their families. For further
information on the Ronald McDonald House Charities, visit www.rmhcnynj.org
or call 973.287.1476.
SOURCE Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York Tri-State Area