- Students across the country work hard to earn top marks, dreaming of the college they’ll attend and the education they’ll receive. Unfortunately, many of these students won’t be able to afford it.
We want these students to reach their full potential. To help them accomplish this, our network of U.S. Chapters, along with the global office of RMHC, offer scholarships to students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. Since 1985, more than $60 million in scholarships have been awarded.
HOW TO APPLY:
Beginning October 1, 2016, students may apply online. Graduating high school seniors may only apply for one of the four scholarships. The deadline for the 2016 academic year is January 18, 2017 at 11:59 PM Central Time Zone, and all mailed back-up documents must be postmarked by the same date. Applicants will be notified of scholarship award status by June 16, 2017.
Scholarships are for students in the United States living in areas where there are participating local RMHC Chapters. To access the list of participating counties and Chapters this year, click here. Please note that not all Chapters offer all four scholarships below:
- RMHC/Scholars: All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.
- RMHC/Asia: Applicant must have at least one parent of Asian-Pacific heritage.
- RMHC/African-American Future Achievers: Applicant must have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage.
- RMHC/HACER®: Applicant must have at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage.
Congratulations 2016 RMHC/HACER National Scholarship Recipients:
- Darinelle Merced-Calderon – Columbia University
- Gianfranco Filice – Stanford University
- Elizabeth Manero – Harvard University
- Helena Silva-Nichols – Stanford University
- Sarah Jackson – New York University
General Eligibility Requirements
To apply for an RMHC scholarship, a student must:
- Be a high school senior
- Be younger than 21 years old
- Be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study
- Be a legal U.S. resident
- Live in a participating RMHC Chapter’s geographic area
- Submit a complete application and all required documentation by the deadline of the application
- Meet any additional eligibility requirements outlined by each scholarship program
- Provide verification of enrollment each year at respective accredited post-secondary institution
Through RMHC, you can make a world of difference for the families who depend on us. We invite you to learn more about our core programs: the Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. So spend time with us, and learn how you can help thousands of families spend time with their kids.