$83,000 in College Scholarships Available to Minorities in Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC®) and the McDonald‘s Owner/Operators of the Greater Philadelphia Region are seeking qualified applicants from the Greater Philadelphia Region to enter the RMHC Scholars program; the RMHC/African American Future Achievers program for African American high school seniors; the RMHC/Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources® (HACER®) program for Latino high school seniors; and the RMHC/Asian Students Increasing Achievement (ASIA) program for Asian high school seniors. Fifty (55) total scholarships are awarded ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 each.

RMHC offers college scholarships to all high school seniors who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, community involvement, financial need and plan on attending a two- or four-year college during the next academic year.

“RMHC scholarship winners are exceptional students who excel academically while taking on extra leadership roles and volunteering in their communities,” said Mike Anton, president of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region, Inc. and McDonald‘s Owner/Operator. “Each year we are proud to recognize their accomplishments and to help make a college education a reality for these outstanding young role models.”

Applicants will be asked to submit a high school transcript, a letter of recommendation and a personal statement detailing their background and community involvement. Applications are available in high school guidance offices and must be completed and postmarked by no later than January 27, 2012. Students, parents or educators can download an application or apply online at www.rmhc.org. For additional information regarding any of the scholarships, please call the scholarship hotline at (215) 790-4320.

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