Ronald McDonald House Charities® New York Tri-State Area (RMHC-NYTSA) is now accepting applications to its Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources®
(RMHC/HACER) college scholarship program. Students must apply no later than January 18, 2017 at www.meencanta.com
To qualify, students must plan to enroll in a two-year or four-year accredited college, university or vocational/technical school upon graduation; have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage; be a legal U.S. resident; be less than 21 years of age and reside within the geographic boundaries of the chapter (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut).
The RMHC/HACER scholarship program is championed by New York Tri-State McDonald’s Hispanic Owner/Operators. Their support helps students from across the New York Metro Area who work hard to get good grades, but unfortunately may not have the financial resources needed to attend an institution of higher learning. “Many students in our Hispanic communities face many obstacles to get the education they are hoping for,” stated Ana Madan, McDonald’s Owner/Operator and Chairwoman of the NY Tri-State RMHC/HACER Scholarship Selection Committee. “To help them accomplish their educational goals, this year RMHC® New York Tri-State Area along with RMHC® Global and the support of the McDonald’s Owner/Operators Association, will award $300,000 in scholarships to deserving Latino high school graduates in financial need,” added Madan.
“RMHC is committed to helping students in financial need to achieve their dreams of obtaining a higher education,” said Christopher Perry, Executive Director of RMHC-NYTSA. “The RMHC/HACER scholarship looks beyond just academic achievement and recognizes young men and women who have demonstrated a commitment to serving others. By investing in these students, we are empowering them to continue acting as positive agents of change from their communities.”