Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis expanded it services again in 2015 by establishing a new scholarship program. RMHC of Memphis will offer six scholarships to eligible students: three RMHC® Scholars Scholarships of $2,500 each and three RMHC®/African-American Future Achievers Scholarships of $2,500 each. The application period for both scholarships opens on October 1, 2015 and closes on January 20, 2016.
“The RMHC U.S. Scholarship Program provides a wonderful opportunity for RMHC of Memphis to offer financial assistance to deserving students who want to pursue higher education,” said Caron Byrd, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis. “We’re investing in the next generation – outstanding students – and giving them the support they need to reach their full potential.”
Students will be selected and awards distributed based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need and community involvement. Although not a requirement for selection, applicants that have been treated by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or have faced a life-threatening illness will be given additional consideration.
In addition to the RMHC© Scholars and RMHC©/African-American Future Achievers scholarships, two $2,500 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis Perseverance Scholarships will be awarded to eligible graduating seniors that have stayed at Ronald McDonald House of Memphis while being treated at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This financial support will assist these students, who have faced life-threatening health challenges, continue to pursue their dreams.
The first scholarships awarded by RMHC of Memphis will be in the 2015-2016 academic year.
Applicants may review scholarship criteria and apply online at www.rmhc-memphis.org/scholarship. Scholarship winners will be announced in June 2016.