Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York Tri-State Area (RMHC-NYTSA) will award more than $726,000 in scholarships to graduating High School Seniors in 2015. As the largest local college scholarships program in the region, RMHC-NYTSA is committed to supporting outstanding students in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut areas who may face difficulties paying for a higher education. Applications are now available online at www.rmhcnytristate.org. The submission deadline is January 20, 2015.
For nearly three decades, RMHC-NYTSA has helped transform the lives of local students through its college scholarship program. Each year, the non-profit organization awards four-year scholarships to recipients who demonstrate academic achievement, financial need and community involvement. The scholarships are funded by New York Tri-State McDonald’s owner/operators and public contributions collected through RMHC Donation Boxes.
“In these challenging economic times, the cost of a college education can be an enormous financial burden for many students and their families,” said Christopher Perry, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York Tri-State Area. “RMHC is dedicated to ensuring that exemplary students are permitted access to the education and opportunities they have rightfully earned.”
“It was a great honor to be the recipient of the 2013 RMHC/ASIA Scholarship, which has been instrumental in supporting my college education,” said Udisa Chowdhury, currently a sophomore at NYU. “The scholarship encouraged me to continue taking responsibility in serving my community while following my passions.”
The RMHC-NYSTA Scholarship program is comprised of the following four individual scholarship programs:
- RMHC®/AAFA – African American Future Achievers Scholarship – Applicants must have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage
- RMHC®/HACER – Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources Scholarship – Applicants must have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage
- RMHC®/ASIA – Asian Student Increasing Awareness Scholarship – Applicants must have at least one parent of Asian/Pacific-Islander 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
Ronald McDonald House Charities 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.
To apply for the RMHC-NYSTA Scholarship program, visit www.rmhcnytristate.org.
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