The recipients of the 2016 Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Scholarship Program were honored in front of a crowd of 40,000 last Saturday at Citi Field for their outstanding achievements both in and outside the classroom.
Winners representing RMHC’s four local scholarship programs (African American Future Achievers, HACER, ASIA and Scholars) were recognized during a special pre-game ceremony which featured a spirited rendition of the National Anthem by the McDonald’s Gospel Super Choir.
This year Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York Tri-State Area (RMHC-NYTSA) awarded more than $600,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut areas. Each year, the non-profit organization grants 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 franchisees and public contributions collected through RMHC Donation Boxes.
“RMHC is committed to helping students in financial need to achieve their dreams of obtaining a higher education,” said Christopher Perry, Executive Director of RMHC-NYTSA. “Our scholarship looks beyond just academic achievement and recognizes young men and women who have demonstrated a commitment to serving others. By investing in these students, we are empowering them to continue acting as positive agents of change in their communities.”