$2,000 Scholarships Available for San Diego Students in Addition to $100,000 National Scholarships
SAN DIEGO – Oct. 3, 2016 – To help San Diego County students bridge the gap between the desire for a higher education and rising tuition costs, the Ronald McDonald House Charities®/Hispanic Commitment to Education Resources (HACER®) Scholarship Program is now accepting online applications through Jan. 18, 2017.
High school seniors who have at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino origin, strong academic performance and a personal drive to give back to the community are invited to submit an application for a one-time $2,000 scholarship. By completing the application, students are also eligible to be considered for the RMHC/HACER National Scholarship of $100,000. A scholarship committee of local education leaders and RMHC®/HACER® Program members will select the 10 local scholarship recipients for the 2017-2018 academic year. Please see the full application for all eligibility requirements.
McDonald’s® is proud to support the San Diego RMHC/HACER Scholarship through a partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California, Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego, the McDonald’s Operators’ Association of Southern California and the McDonald’s Operators’ Association of San Diego.
“The RMHC/HACER Scholarship program of San Diego County is proud to continue its long-standing commitment to support local students in their pursuit of higher education,” said Christian Sandoval, San Diego County RMHC/HACER Scholarship Program chair and local McDonald’s franchisee. “By allowing deserving students to continue their education after high school, we are not only making a difference in the lives of the students, but also the community at large.”
Each year, Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego distributes more than $20,000 in scholarships to deserving local high school students, contributing to the goal of the RMHC U.S. Scholarship Program to provide resources to students in need of financial assistance to attend college. Since 1985, more than 31,000 students across the U.S. have received more than $60 million in scholarships across all programs.
To access the online application, visit aim.applyists.net/RMHC.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego
Founded in 1980, Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego keeps families close to one another and the care they need when their child is being treated for serious, often life-threatening conditions at local hospitals. San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House was specifically designed to provide the necessities of home – including 47 bedrooms, a kitchen and a children’s play area – so families can focus their attention on supporting their sick or injured child instead of worrying about day-to-day needs. The House’s Family Care Center allows anyone with a child in an area hospital, not just overnight guests, to use a range of services, including meals, enrichment activities, computer access, recreational facilities and more. The Ronald McDonald House creates an emotional and physical sanctuary for nearly 15,000 family members each year. To learn more, visit rmhcsd.org.
About San Diego County McDonald’s
San Diego County McDonald’s is comprised of more than 100 franchised and company-owned McDonald’s restaurants throughout the county. Learn more at SDMcDonalds.com, and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. For local offers, visit MyMcCafeSD.com or download the McDonald’s app at McDonalds.com/App.
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