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    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 $52 million in scholarships have been awarded.

    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. 

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Beginning October 1, 2014, students may apply online. Graduating high school seniors may only apply for one of the four scholarships. The deadline for the 2014 academic year is January 20, 2015, and all mailed back-up documents must be postmarked by the same date. Applicants will be notified of scholarship award status by June 30, 2015.


    Search the FAQs about the program and the application process or apply on October 1, 2014The four types of scholarships available include:


    • RMHC/Scholars: All students are eligible to apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

      RMHC Scholarships
    • RMHC/Asia: Applicant must have at least one parent of Asian-Pacific heritage.

      RMHC Asia Scholarship Program
    • RMHC/African-American Future Achievers: Applicant must have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage.

      RMHC/African-American Future Achievers
    • RMHC/HACER®: Applicant must have at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage.

      RMHC HACER

    Congratulations 2013-2014 RMHC/HACER National Scholarship Recipients:
    Ramón Castillo – New York University
    Rico Lizbinski – Brown University
    Bryan Peacker – Harvard University
    Gabriela Lomeli – Stanford 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 HouseRonald McDonald Family Room and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile; and download the RMHC Club Kit, a manual for students with practical ideas on how to make a difference through RMHC. So spend time with us, and learn how you can help thousands of families spend time with their kids.
    Questions about the Scholarship Program application process?
    Contact International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS) via email at RMHC@applyists.com (Subject Line: RMHC) or toll free 855-670-4787.
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    RMHC STORIES

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      Martin Vu

      While each Ronald McDonald House is astonishingly unique, they were all designed with one simple premise in mind – to be a warm, welcoming home away from home for families traveling to receive critical care for their child. Equipped with laundry facilities, full service kitchens, playrooms, and lovi... Read More

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      Kayla

      On December 19, 2012 my family noticed a lump on my neck. A couple days later, I was medevaced to St. John’s and diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma.  My dad and I found ourselves nearly 1,000 miles from our home in Goose Bay; 1,000 miles away from my mom, brother and sister; from my high school, favor... Read More

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      Togetherness

      It’s funny. We used to pass each other in the hallways at school all the time. We kind of knew each other, but weren’t exactly friends. Now, thanks to a special place called the Ronald McDonald House, we’re friends – very close friends.   Today, friendship means a lot more to us. While we both have ... Read More

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      Duets

      In a nook on the fifth floor of the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s Hospital, is an old upright piano. The room is Chloe’s concert hall and the instrument is her Steinway. Sitting up straight, her hands melt into the keyboard as sonatas, concertos, and waltzes start streaming through the... Read More

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      Big Sister. Big Hero

      On her way to the hospital in the morning, Georgia walks down the hall of the Ronald McDonald House with a big smile and a sassy stride. She waves to staff, volunteers and friends just like she’s a princess on parade. Everyone knows her. Everyone loves her. They wave back and wish her well as she em... Read More

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      Comfort, Care and Support

      After a long and difficult labor, Katie Bloodworth’s precious new baby finally arrived.  But the doctors and nurses in the delivery room began working on her urgently.  Katie and her husband had no idea what would happen next.  They were scared; baby Ellen wasn’ t making a sound. Thankfully, baby El... Read More

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      A Love Story

      Landri’s story is one of love. Pure and simple. From her adoption, to her care to the Ronald McDonald House in Camden, New Jersey that made it possible; love has helped her fight, stay strong, put one foot in front of the other and thrive. 

       

      Landri is the youngest in the Hellinga family. After ... Read More

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      Christina

      When you are 900 miles from your home, sitting in a room in the hospital, hearing that a mass was discovered in your chest and it’s Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, the first thing that pops into your head, is ‘why me?’ Soon after, when you find out that you have six months of chemotherapy and radiation ahead an... Read More

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      This Little Light

      An hour away from our home, in the unfamiliar hallways of Atlanta Children’s Hospital, we were told that our two-year old Tripp wouldn’t live. Our little boy with the biggest smile and magnetic personality had been playing outside at day care when a gust of wind knocked an 100-pound branch off a tre... Read More

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      Fighting Together

      Seven-year-old Javon Bass walks through the doors of Ronald McDonald House of Memphis, clasping two-year-old Jakayla’s delicate hand. Jakayla has just been diagnosed with Leukemia and is about to embark on the fight of her young life. Javon is there to keep holding her hand – to keep giving her stre... Read More

     

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