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    We are thrilled you’ve decided to join our family. Today, you have joined a global movement that enables families to focus on what’s most important – their sick child – while we take care of the rest!

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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 $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 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 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 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 RMHC@applyISTS.com (Subject Line: RMHC) or toll free 866-664-0236.

    WHAT WE DO

    Keeping families close to each other and the care they need.

    • ronald mcdonald houses


      A "home-away-from-home" to keep parents and children together

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    • ronald mcdonald family rooms


      A place for families to rest right in the hospital

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    • RONALD McDONALD CARE MOBILES


      Access to health care where children need it most

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    • Grants


      Extending the reach and impact of RMHC

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    • RMHC U.S. SCHOLARSHIPS


      Assistance for students to achieve their college dream

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    RMHC STORIES

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      The Acosta Family

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      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

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      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

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      The Sharper Family

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      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

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      The Johnson Family

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      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

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      The Wehr Family

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      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

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      The Brown Family

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      Home is Where the Love is

      On the morning of her third birthday, my daughter Amelia was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia. She needed to be airlifted to Kansas City for immediate treatment. I was in shock and devastated that I couldn’t go on the flight with her because I was eight and a half months pregnant. Her father an... Read More about The Brown Family

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      The Munoz Family

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      Your small change makes a difference

      Spare change dropped in RMHC Donation Boxes at McDonald’s restaurants can make a huge difference to families with sick kids.  Recently, because donations gave two Texas children and their family access to the medical care they needed, they were also able to share an experience of a lifetime together... Read More about The Munoz Family

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      The Mylander Family

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      Three generations celebrate Mother’s Day at the Ronald McDonald House

      Sherri Mylander’s mom, Sandy Bernier, travels from Escanaba, Mich., to Greer, S.C., each year to visit Sherri and her family. But it has been 30 years since the mother and daughter celebrated Mother’s Day together. That will change on Sunday, when they and Mylander’s 16-year-old daughter, Gabrielle ... Read More about The Mylander Family

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      The Godish Family

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      RMHC Helped Us Cope Before, During, and After Bradley’s Transplant

      On February 17, 2015, my four-year-old son Bradley received a life-saving stem cell transplant from his twin sister Charlotte (Charlie). So far, it seems that Charlie’s donated stem cells have taken over in the line where Bradley’s cancer was. We are very optimistic that this treatment will prevent ... Read More about The Godish Family

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      Raylee & Gene White

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      There’s Nothing Like the Ronald McDonald House

      My wife Cynthia and I met our great-granddaughter Raylee when she was six-months-old and suffering from infantile spasms. She was having up to 60 seizures a day and would sometimes stop breathing. We were so lucky to find an amazing child neurologist to treat Raylee at Children's of Alabama in B... Read More about Raylee & Gene White

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