McDonald’s® Offering $20,000 In Scholarships To Local Hispanic High School Students

SAN DIEGO – Jan. 26, 2011 – Ten outstanding students of Hispanic descent will start college with $2,000 already paid toward their education thanks to a scholarship from the Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Southern California, RMHC of San Diego, the McDonald’s Operators’ Association of Southern California and the McDonald’s Operators’ Association of San Diego.

The Hispanic American Commitment to Education Resources (HACER®) scholarship is offered to high school seniors who have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage and who are eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or trade school with a complete course of study.

“San Diego McDonald’s is proud to continue its strong tradition of giving back to the community by helping local students achieve a higher education,” said Ernie Sandoval, San Diego McDonald’s Owner/Operator.

Applicants are evaluated on an academic basis, financial need, personal successes and their commitment to the community. Recipients will be selected by an advisory board consisting of educators, and community and civic leaders. The deadline to apply is March 25, 2011.

McDonald’s USA, LLC is the leading foodservice provider in the United States, serving a variety of wholesome foods made from quality ingredients to millions of customers every day. More than 90 percent of McDonald’s San Diego restaurants are independently owned and operated by local franchisees.

Contact: Katie Rowland, 619/296-0605
Deadline: March 25, 2011