PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC®) and the McDonald's Owner/Operators of the Greater Philadelphia Region are seeking qualified applicants from the Greater Philadelphia Region to enter the RMHC Scholars program; the RMHC/Future Achievers® program for African American high school seniors; the RMHC/Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources® (HACER®) program for Latino high school seniors; and the RMHC/Asian Students Increasing Achievement® (ASIA®) program for Asian high school seniors. Fifty (50) total scholarships are awarded ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 each.
RMHC 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 outstanding students who excel academically while proving leadership skills and a spirit of volunteerism in their communities," said John Durante, president of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region, Inc. and McDonald's Owner/Operator. "We are honored to have the opportunity to recognize their accomplishments and to help make their dream of a college education a reality."
Applicants will be asked to submit a high school transcript, a letter of recommendation and a personal statement detailing their background and community involvement. Applications are available in high school guidance offices and must be completed and postmarked by no later than January 28, 2011. Students, parents or educators can download an application or apply online at www.rmhc.org. For additional information regarding any of the scholarships, please call the scholarship hotline at (215) 790-4320.
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 scholarship programs for high school seniors; the Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware Ronald McDonald Houses; the St. Christopher's Foundation for Children Ronald McDonald Care Mobile; and 13 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms 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.rmhc.org.
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SOURCE Ronald McDonald House Charities