RMHC U.S. Scholarships
Helping students afford the education of their dreams
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.
The RMHC Scholarship Program is now closed. The application period for the 2017-2018 program will open in the Fall.
Scholarships are for students in the United States living in areas where there are participating local RMHC Chapters. 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.
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The Acosta FamilyX
RMHC Gave Us Peace Of Mind
To Graciela and Jose Acosta, RMHC is nothing short of a blessing. The family stayed at the Ronald McDonald House near Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital for a month when their son, Santiago was a very sick infant. As soon as they arrived, a burden was lifted. “When we came to the door something cha... Read more about The Acosta Family
The Cepkauskas FamilyX
When “it happens to you,” RMHC is there to help
Like many young students in Orland Park, Ill., Laurie Cepkauskas collected pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in town. And like her peers, she didn’t do it because she knew exactly what the charity was doing, but because that’s just what students did. “I really didn’t know anything about it exc... Read more about The Cepkauskas Family
The Sharper FamilyX
RMHC has been there for us through the years
My family’s first experience with the Ronald McDonald House of Durham and Wake was when my son Paris was three years old. After months of trying to figure out why Paris was so ill, we learned that he had restrictive cardio myopathy. The doctors sent us to see heart specialists at Duke Children's... Read more about The Sharper Family
The Johnson FamilyX
It's hard to put into words what RMHC has meant to us
When Noelle Johnson is asked about her son Jordan’s health, she can rattle off the dates of his three heart surgeries, his seven-month stay in the hospital as a newborn, when he got a tracheotomy tube inserted to help him breathe and the nights she’s spent by her 12-year-old’s side every time he’s c... Read more about The Johnson Family
The Wehr FamilyX
RMHC helped us cope while our child was hospitalized
I knew about RMHC before our daughter Autumn was hospitalized, but I had no idea what it would mean to us to be able to stay at the House. I had no idea just how much thought and effort staff and volunteers put into making life easier for families with sick children. Our eleven-month-old daughter Au... Read more about The Wehr Family