ISELIN, N.J., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ronald McDonald House Charities® of the New York Tri-State Area (RMHC®-NYTSA) is awarding four-year scholarships to local graduating high school seniors. Applications are now available online at https://aim.applyists.net for students in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut (Fairfield County) areas. The submission deadline is December 20, 2012.
RMHC-NYTSA and its local Chapters have been able to transform the lives of financially dependent graduating high school students who cannot afford the cost of a college education. Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York Tri-State Area (RMHC-NYTSA) strives to offer students the chance to fulfill their educational goals and aspirations to become the future leaders of tomorrow. The scholarships are distributed based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need and community involvement.
"Here at RMHC, we feel that this support will provide tomorrow's thought-leaders and innovators the necessary foundation needed to achieve their goals," said Diane Koury, President of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York Tri-State Area. "It gives us great pleasure to know that we are aiding in our children's dreams."
The RMHC-NYTSA Scholarship program is composed of:
- RMHC®/AAFA - African American Future Achievers Scholarship- Applicant must have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage
- RMHC®/ASIA - Asian Student Increasing Awareness Scholarship- Applicant must have at least one parent of Asian/Pacific-Islander heritage
- RMHC®/HACER - Applicant must have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage
- 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
RMHC began its support of scholarship programs in 1985 by committing $50,000 toward its first scholarships, which were 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 (RMHC/AAFA) began. Since 1985, more than $44 million in scholarships have been awarded by U.S. Chapters and RMHC Global.
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 New York Tri-State Area, visit www.rmhcnytristate.org or follow us at @McDNYTriState or call 973.287.1476.
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SOURCE Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York Tri-State Area