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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 $56 million in scholarships have been awarded.


    Beginning October 1, 2015, 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 20, 2016 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 30, 2016.

    Search the FAQs about the program and the application process or apply on October 1, 2015.

    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 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.


    Congratulations 2015-2016 RMHC/HACER National Scholarship Recipients:
    Manuel Tejeda – Stanford University
    Olivia Velasquez – Harvard University
    Yanet Gomez – Harvard University
    Juliana Pena – University of Pennsylvania

    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. 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 (Subject Line: RMHC) or toll free 855-670-4787.
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