NEW YORK, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York Tri-State Area (RMHC-NYTSA) and McDonald's restaurants are offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors from local communities who face limited access to educational and career opportunities. The scholarships are part of the RMHC and McDonald's ongoing commitment to education. The deadline for submitting applications is January 17, 2006. New to the scholarship program this year, students of all backgrounds are eligible to apply by submitting only one scholarship application, which will include the RMHC/Asian-Pacific Students Increasing Achievement Scholarship (RMHC/ASIA), RMHC/African American Future Achievers Scholarship, and RMHC/Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources (RMHC/H.A.C.E.R.), and the RMHC General Scholarship. Currently enrolled high school seniors who are eligible to attend a two-year or four-year college or university with a complete course of study may apply. A limited number of applications are being distributed to all New York Tri-State high schools; however, students can download the application by visiting http://www.mcdonaldsnymetro.com. 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 $5 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 http://www.rmhcnynj.org . About McDonald's NY/NJ/CT Tri-State Restaurants: McDonald's is the world's best-known brand and is the global leader in food service. There are more than 650 McDonald's restaurants, owned by over 200 franchisees, located throughout the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Tri-State area. Visit http://www.mcdonaldsnymetro.com for information about other McDonald's area programs.
SOURCE Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York Tri-State Area