PHILADELPHIA, January 26, 2009– The deadline for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC®)/Scholars® and the RMHC®/HACER® scholarship applications has been extended to February 15, 2009. Fifteen (15) total scholarships are awarded to high school seniors throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region for each program, two (2) at $5,000 and thirteen (13) at $1,000.
Ronald McDonald House Charities offers college scholarships to all high school seniors who demonstrate academic achievement, community involvement, financial need and plan on attending a two or four-year college during the next academic year. To be eligible, students must reside or attend school in Southeastern PA, Southern New Jersey, or Kent or New Castle counties in Delaware.
Applications are available in high school guidance offices and on @link href=’http://www.mcstate.com’target=”_blank”>www.mcstate.com/link and must be completed and postmarked by no later than February 15, 2009. For additional information regarding scholarships please call the RMHC Education Hotline at (215) 790-4320.
About RMHC: In addition to the scholarship programs, Ronald McDonald House Charities, a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. RMHC of the Philadelphia Region, Inc. supports three McDonald Houses; the St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children Ronald McDonald Care Mobile and non-profit organizations benefiting children through grants. RMHC receives support from McDonald’s Corporation, McDonald’s Owner/Operators, corporate donors and McDonald’s customers. For more information, visit www.rmhc.org.
About McDonald’s: McDonald’s USA, LLC, is the leading foodservice provider in the United States serving a variety of wholesome foods made from quality ingredients to millions of customers every day. More than 80 percent of McDonald’s 14,000 U.S. restaurants, including more than 300 McDonald’s restaurants in the Greater Philadelphia Region, are independently owned and operated by local franchisees. For more information on McDonald’s visit @link href=’http://www.mcdonalds.com’target=”_blank”>www.mcdonalds.com/link or log on at any of the 10,000 Wi-Fi enabled McDonald’s U.S. restaurants. Visit @link href=’http://www.mcstate.com’target=”_blank”>www.mcstate.com/link for local restaurant, career and program information.