(OKLAHOMA CITY) –Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oklahoma City is offering college scholarships to graduating high school seniors in central and western Oklahoma and north Texas counties. Applications are available through Jan. 21.
Since 2003, RMHC-OKC has awarded more than $700,000 in scholarships to deserving high school seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement.
“The scholarship program was created to help students afford the education of their dreams,” said Susan Adams, president and chief executive officer of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oklahoma City. “It provides our organization an excellent opportunity to invest in our future leaders.”
Four scholarship programs are available including RMHC®/Scholars, RMHC®/Asia, RMHC®/African-American Future Achievers and RMHC®/HACER®. Each scholarship recipient will receive a $1,000 award.
A new multi-year scholarship has been added this year, totaling $8,000 and payable over four consecutive years of undergraduate education. One multi-year scholarship will be awarded in each of the four scholarship programs. Top scoring candidates in each program will be interviewed by the RMHC-OKC scholarship committee to determine the recipients.
Online applications are available by visiting www.rmhcokc.org/outreach/scholarships. The deadline to apply for a scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year is Jan. 21. Applicants will be notified of their scholarship award status by June 13.
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oklahoma City is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that benefits children by providing a ‘home away from home’ every day of the year for families with seriously ill or injured children who come to the Oklahoma City area for medical treatment. Families are offered a choice of staying at the Ronald McDonald House® or Ronald McDonald Family Room® located inside The Children's Hospital. Each provides lodging, meals and many extras, including the opportunity to share their experience with others going through similar hardships.