Los Angeles, CA
This year, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California (RMHCSC), in partnership with Southern California McDonald’s operators, is helping 85 of Southern California’s brightest and most deserving high school seniors make their college dreams a reality this fall by awarding more than $233,000 in scholarships.
Recently, over $42,000 in RMHCSC scholarships were awarded to 21 African- American students through the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RHMC)/Future Achievers program. Of the 21 students honored at this year’s event, six were from the Inland Empire.
“This year’s group of young scholars has truly inspired us with their extraordinary accomplishments and commitment to their community,” said Vince Bryson, CEO of RMHCSC. “We’re excited to see them achieve their educational dreams and are confident that their successes will motivate the next generation.”
Every year, RMHCSC supports outstanding college-bound students across Southern California through four competitive scholarships, including RMHC/Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources, RMHC/African American Future Achievers, RMHC/Asian Pacific American Students Increasing Achievement, and RMHC/ Scholars. The award recipients are selected through a rigorous application process based criteria that include academic achievement, community involvement, leadership skills, letters of recommendation, and financial need.
The scholarship funding was made possible through the fundraising efforts of more than 120 local McDonald’s operators in Southern California, McDonald’s corporate staff and the global and Southern California chapters of RMHC. Additionally, the McDonald’s Operators’ Association of Southern California paid all administrative costs for managing the scholarship program.