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Let’s face it, college is expensive. I am currently back in school working on bachelor’s number two and I only wish that I had the same scholarship opportunities I did when I went through the first time.
I remember when I was a junior in high school I was applying for every scholarship I could get my hands on. I started the summer before my senior year by making lists of all the scholarships I was eligible for, dates to apply, and started working on my essays. I am a little OCD and list making is totally my thing but I really think that helped me stay organized and is the reason I got as many scholarship as I did.
I didn’t know this back then, but the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) offers several different scholarships for many types of students. The goal of the RMHC is to “help students afford the education of their dreams”. That is a very powerful statement and I happen to love it.
According to the RMHC website…
“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.”
Some of the scholarships available (with requirements) are:
RMHC Scholars- you have to be under 21, have at least a 2.7 cumulative GPA, and demonstrate a financial need.
RMHC/HACER- just like the RMHC Scholar but you must have one parent of Hispanic heritage.
RMHC/African American Future Achievers- just like the RMHC Scholar but you must have one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage.
RMHC/Asia- just like the RMHC Scholar but you must have one parent of Asian or Pacific Islander heritage.
Currently the RMHC Scholarship Program is closed but the application period for the 2015-2016 program will open up in the fall.
If you are a high school student, or you know one, that is headed to college in the future then please think about applying for a RMHC scholarship!! If you aren’t headed to college soon or you don’t know someone who is then please think about donating to RMHC and help give someone the opportunity to go to college.