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    FOR HELPING FAMILIES FIND STRENGTH IN NUMBERS.

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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.

    The RMHC Scholarship Program is now closed. The application period for the 2015-2016 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 2014-2015 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. 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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      The Love You Get is Equal to the Love You Give

      My son Elias was born a month early due to some pregnancy complications. Aside from having jaundice, he was a healthy, strong, six pound baby. After a few days in the NICU, my husband Tony and I brought Elias home. Unfortunately, Elias’s jaundice got worse when he was four weeks old and he was diagn... Read More

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      Hugs for the Soul

      For me, life is all about perspective. I am forever trying to find the silver lining in the curve balls life throws my way and I have had a lot of practice over the past seven years. In 2008, just two days before I won the HGTV Design Star reality competition, I found out I was pregnant. Then, when ... Read More

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      Our Love for RMHC Has Grown to a Whole New Level

      As a Board Member of RMHC Tampa Bay, I was always very touched by the families I met and the stories I heard. I enjoyed promoting the organization and working on fundraisers, but I never dreamed we would be in need of the wonderful services RMHC offers to families with sick children. Then, suddenly,... Read More

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      Friends Become Family at RMHC

      When my son James was 15 months old, he was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. When he was two, we traveled from our home near Huntsville, AL to St. Louis, MO, so he could have a Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy surgery. During James’ surgery and recovery at St. Louis Children's Hospital, we were so grate... Read More

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      Such a Blessing to My Family

      My husband and I often talk about the miracles we would have missed if we had given in to our fears and doubts about adding to our family of six by adopting a beautiful little girl from China. Or if we had let our inexperience as parents to a special needs child keep us from bringing two more beauti... Read More

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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 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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      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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      Forever Grateful for RMHC

      When our two-year-old daughter Avery suddenly became very ill over Labor Day weekend two years ago, my husband Ryan and I rushed her to our local hospital. The ER doctors did a CAT scan and immediately transferred Avery to Rainbows Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH. When the helicopter arrived to... 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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