Scholarship Program Administrators


Instructions for Applying Online
If you begin your application online and find you need to stop mid process, you will be able to return to complete the process or make changes if necessary by logging back into the system. Information for each section is only saved once you select the ‘Save and Continue' key within that section.

STEP 1: You will be requested to provide the following information online:

--Social Security Number
--First and Last Name
--Mailing street address or P.O. Box, City, County, State, Zip
--Home phone number
--E-mail address
--Alternate phone number
--Place and Date of Birth
--Father's/Legal Guardian's Name   
--Mother's/Legal Guardian's Name
--Parents' state of residence
--Parents' adjusted gross income
--Total income of Father
--Total income of Mother
--Parents' yearly untaxed income and benefits
--Medical and Dental expenses
--Total cash, checking, savings, and cash value of stocks
-- Total number of family members in household
--Total number of family members attending college in the Fall
--Martial status of parent/guardian
--Intended College Name
--Intended College Major
--High School Name, Address, City, State ZIP
--High School Guidance Counselor's Name and Office Phone Number
--High School GPA   
--Class Rank and Class Size
--ACT-Composite (if applicable)
--SAT-Verbal (if applicable)
--SAT-Math (if applicable)
--SAT-Essay (if applicable)
--Number of Honor/College Prep, International Baccalaureate and-Advanced Placement classes (if applicable)
--A personal statement that provides information about your community involvement and desire to contribute to your community.

STEP 2: Once all information has been entered:

•  Ensure all your information is correct; make any changes if necessary.

•  Print the Cover Page which will include the Completion Check List. The Cover Page is required for the application process in order for the submission to be complete.

•  Complete each step of the Completion Check List.

•  Make an extra copy of all your documents and keep for your personal records.

•  Mail your application with all supporting documents postmarked by February 15, 2007. All documents must arrive in the same package for the submission to be considered complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

To Make Changes to Your Application :

Return to and click the " APPLY for a new scholarship " link. Using Login Option 2, enter your access key ( RMHC ), Application Identification Number and name to re-enter the application process. Click on each tab until you reach the section that needs correcting/updating; make changes as necessary and print a new Cover Page for your records. You do not have to resubmit paperwork unless there is a change in test scores or class rank and/or size, prior to the Postmark deadline .

More information regarding this scholarship program is available by contacting Scholarship Program Administrators, Inc. at one of the following:

--For information in Spanish please call: 800-914-8366
--For all other inquiries, please call:   866-851-3994

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Local Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Chapters, with support from RMHC Global and McDonald's Corporation, offer scholarships to students from communities who face limited access to educational and career opportunities. These scholarships are part of the RMHC and McDonald's ongoing commitment to education.


RMHC began its support of scholarship programs in 1985 , by committing $50,000 toward the first scholarships awarded through the Hispanic American Commitment to Education Resources (HACER) program. In 2001, the RMHC/ASIA (Asian Students Increasing Achievement) and RMHC African American Future Achievers Scholarships began. To date, RMHC has awarded more than $19 million to help high school seniors attend college. RMHC is now broadening the scope of their national scholarship program. Beginning in Fall 2005, students of all backgrounds are eligible to apply for the RMHC National Scholarship Program. Please visit for more details.


Ronald McDonald House Charities National Scholarships are open to high school seniors only who are eligible to attend a two- or four-year college with a full course of study. Applicants must also reside within the geographic boundaries of a participating Chapter that offers scholarship under the RMHC National Scholarship Program.

 Application Requirements

Eligible students must submit a complete application and attach all of the required documentation or their application will not be reviewed. Applications must be postmarked no later than February 15, 2007.

Scholarship Terms & Conditions

Most Local Chapters award a minimum of $1000, although amounts may vary in some Program areas. Applicants should contact their corresponding local Chapter for detailed information. Contact information is available at .

Scholarship recipients must enroll in and attend a two- or four-year accredited institution in the academic year following their selection. Verification of enrollment is required. Scholarship funds will be paid via check directly to the accredited institution in which the student enrolls. Scholarship funds will not be paid directly, nor reimbursed, to an award recipient. Scholarship funds will be applied toward tuition, fees, and other appropriate educational expenses, as determined by RMHC.

Supporting Documents - Transcript, Personal Statement, Letter of Recommendation, Parent/Guardian's IRS 1040 Form REQUIRED

•  A certified high school transcript that contains the student's class rank and test scores must be submitted with the application.

•  Applicants must submit a personal statement that provides information about their community involvement, career goals and desire to contribute to their community. Information about unique personal or financial circumstances may be added. Personal statements must not be more than two pages in length.

•  A one-page letter of recommendation from one of your teachers or school official is required. The letter should detail the applicant's background, achievements, leadership abilities and community involvement. Letters should contain personalized information about the applicant. Form letters will be given minimum consideration.

•  Applicants must submit a copy of their parent's or guardian's IRS 1040 Form used to document total income.

Certification & Release

All applicants and, where appropriate, their parent or guardian, must sign the application, certifying that all information provided is true and complete to the best of their knowledge. Upon submission of the completed application, applicants also grant RMHC and McDonald's the right to use any information contained in the application for the purpose of promoting and publicizing the Program, or as legally required or permitted by law.

Submission of the Application

All complete applications must be postmarked by February 15, 2007. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. Applications must be sent to the address below. All documents must arrive in the same package for the submission to be considered complete.

Program Administration

To assure complete impartiality in selection of winners and to maintain a high level of professionalism, the program is administered by Scholarship Program Administrators, Inc., a firm that specializes in managing sponsored scholarship programs.


For additional information regarding the scholarship program contact:

Scholarship Program Administrators, Inc.
--For information in Spanish please call: 800-914-8366
--For all other inquiries, please call:   866-851-3994


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