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Friday, December 10, 2010

Scholarship program details released

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Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts has announced it will award a total of $50,000 to 22 local high school seniors this academic year through its scholarship program.
Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with $31,000 allocated to eligible Hispanic applicants via the RMHC®/HACER® - the Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources - Scholarship and $19,000 via the RMHC® Scholars Scholarship, the organization said in a statement.
Scholarship applications are available online at www.rmhc-ctma.org/scholarshipsor by calling 1-866-851-3994, the statement said.
Students can also see their guidance counselor for applications.
The deadline for submitting an application for the 2010-11 scholarship program is Jan. 28, the statement said.
Eligibility Requirements for RMHC scholarships:
1.Be eligible to enroll in and attend a two-or four-year College with a full course study.
2.Reside in a participating area.

Additional Eligibility Requirement RMHC/HACER Scholarship: Applicants must have at least one parent of Hispanic origin.

Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, financial need and community involvement, the statement said.

Editor's note: Information in this post was contributed wholly by Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts

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