February 1st Deadline Nears For RMHC/HACER Scholarship Program

February 1st Deadline Nears For RMHC/HACER Scholarship Program



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Oak Brook, Ill.,–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–January 19, 2004)–The Ronald McDonald House Charities/Hispanic American Commitment to Education Resources (RMHC/HACER) Scholarship deadline is February 1, 2004. High school seniors of Hispanic descent are encouraged to pick up an application by visiting http://www.rmhc.org, or by calling 1-800-310-4053.

Since 1985, RMHC/HACER has awarded more than $12 million in scholarships to more than 11,000 Hispanic students in the U.S. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievement, financial need and community involvement.

The RMHC/HACER Scholarship Program has grown to become the nation’s largest program providing financial support for Hispanic high school seniors attending college.

“The program has grown and has helped thousands of Hispanic students pursue their educational goals thanks to the generous donations of individuals, institutions and McDonald’s owners/operators,” said RMHC President and CEO Ken Barun. “We are pleased to have helped so many Hispanic students achieve their educational goals.”

RMHC/HACER is a program of Ronald McDonald House Charities and its local chapters. The program is supported through the efforts of McDonald’s owner/operators, and other local and national community leaders and institutions. Local chapters of RMHC operate HACER programs in 47 markets throughout the nation, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Ronald McDonald House Charities, a non-profit, 501(c) 3, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children worldwide. Its goal is to make an immediate, positive impact on as many children as possible through its global network of 179 local Charities in 46 countries.

In addition to its cornerstone program, Ronald McDonald House, the RMHC makes grants to not-for-profit organizations serving children everywhere. To date, Ronald McDonald House Charities’ national body and global network of local Chapters have awarded more than $340 million in grants to children’s programs worldwide.

© 2004 McDonald’s Corp.

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CONTACT:
McDonald’s Corporation
Mirna Aceituno
630/623-6432
or
Valencia, Pérez & Echeveste
Katyria Flores
626/403-3200, ext. 220

February 1st Deadline Nears For RMHC/HACER Scholarship Program