Ronald McDonald House Charities to award $215,000 to students

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix, with the support of the McDonald’s Owner/Operators of Phoenix and Northern Arizona, will assist 86 Arizona high school students attend college this fall with scholarships totaling $215,000.

mcdonald logoThe Scottsdale students receiving this award are Jasmine Robinson of Horizon High School, Shrey Gupta of Scottsdale Basis and Steven Bolden of Phoenix Country Day School.

Scholarships awarded range from $1,500 to $2,500. The students may attend any college or technical school of their choice.  They are selected based on academic achievement, financial need and community involvement, according to a press release.

The RMHC scholarship recipients will be honored on June 5th at the RMHC Phoenix Scholarship Breakfast at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel.  The annual event raises more than $200,000 to help Arizona high school seniors attend college.  This program is one of the largest scholarship programs available to Arizona high school seniors.

The RMHC Phoenix Scholarship Program is supported through the efforts of neighborhood McDonald’s owner/operators, local and national Ronald McDonald House Charities, McDonald’s Corporation and other community donors.

Since 1995, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix has generated more than $2.4 million in funding for the U.S. Scholarship program to benefit Arizona high school students, according to the release.

As a result, approximately 1,200 Arizona students have received scholarships to help make their dreams of attending college a reality.

“McDonald’s is very proud to impact the lives of students in our local business communities,” stated Catherine Sanchez, McDonald’s owner/operator and co-chairman of the RMHC Phoenix Scholarship Program, in the release.  “We honor their achievements and support them in their pursuit of higher education.”

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