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    THANK YOU

    FOR HELPING FAMILIES FIND STRENGTH IN NUMBERS.

    You’ve just joined your fellow RMHC ambassadors in pledging your support by signing up for our e-newsletter. With your help, more families will find strength in one another so their children can be strong enough to heal. Our e-newsletter delivers relevant content that will educate you, inspire you and show you that RMHC and our families wouldn’t be as strong without you.

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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 2016-2017 program will open on October 1, 2016.

    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 855-670-4787

    WHAT WE DO

    Keeping families together to help kids heal and cope better

    • 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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      Running with Rose for RMHC

      Five generations of my family took a walk led by my mother, Rose, who celebrated her 100th birthday in September. This wasn’t just any walk; it was the Running for Hope 5K Run/Fun Walk to raise money to support RMHC of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana. Surrounded by one of her daughters, two ... Read More

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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

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      The Soderstrom Family

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      I Will Always Remember My 15th Birthday

      On June 30th, my family and I celebrated the 4th anniversary of the day I finished my cancer treatments and left the Seattle Ronald McDonald House. We felt so lucky to be offered a room at the House, but even luckier when we got to go home three months later.I had just turned 15 when I started my tr... Read More

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      The Haemmerle Family

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      RMHC helped give our family new hope

      My three-year-old son, Brady, has had extensive medical issues since he was eight weeks old and developed tremendous difficulty eating. Since that time he has been in the hospital – sometimes for weeks at a time – over and over again. After all this time, we understand that we may never know the roo... Read More

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      The Castleberry Family

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      Miracle Twins Celebrate First Birthday

      As the mother of four girls, I was so excited that one of the twins I was expecting was a boy. When we learned there was a blockage in his urethra causing major kidney damage and putting our unborn son in danger, we were scared but determined to find a way to help him. We pushed doctors to try every... Read More

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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

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      The Madigan Family

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      Ronald McDonald House Truly Is Our Home

      For my sixteen-year-old son Nathan and me, Ronald McDonald House at Stanford truly is our home. For now. Nathan is on the transplant list to receive a new heart and liver, so we have no idea how long we'll be here. Nathan was first admitted to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in D... Read More

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      The Curry Family

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      Proud to Serve Military Families Across the Country

      Captain Roger Curry, U.S. Navy, and his family are grateful for all that the Ronald McDonald House of Durham has done for their family.Capt. Curry’s daughter, Megan, suffers from Gata-2 Deficiency, a rare genetic blood disorder. Last year, Megan spent 198 nights at the House, which her father descri... Read More

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      All American Games

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      All American Basketball Games Bring Players and Children Together

      Each year, The McDonald's High School All American® Basketball Games bring elite high school players from all over the country together for East vs. West exhibition games. This great event raises funds for RMHC Chapters and raises the spirits of children staying in local Ronald McDonald Houses. ... Read More

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      Whitley Simpson

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      Love for RMHC Runs in my Family

      When I was born, my parents learned that I had a heart defect called ‘transposition of the great vessels’ that required open heart surgery. The next day, I was flown from Tallahassee, Florida, to Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. My parents drove the two and a half hours from Tallahassee to G... Read More

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