Reno, NV, December 06, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Nelson Mandela once said that “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Ronald McDonald House Charities® Northern Nevada (RMHC®) shares that principal and believes that change starts with improving the life of one child which in turn affects a family, a community and ultimately the world. Through its scholarship program, RMHC strives to improve the lives of northern Nevada’s children by opening the door to higher education. In 2013, RMHC Northern Nevada will award 37 renewable scholarships to high school seniors who plan on attending college full-time. Students who aspire to attend college or technical school can apply online at www.rmhc-reno.org for a scholarship through the RMHC U.S. Scholarship program. The application deadline is fast approaching; all applications and supporting documents must be submitted by Thursday, December 20, 2012.
“We encourage graduating high school seniors who face limited access to achieve their educational goals to apply today,” said John Drakulich, RMHC Scholarship Committee Chairman. The financial burden of attending college can be barrier for many families. RMHC strives to help ease this financial burden and to give eligible students an opportunity to reach their full potential. The selection criteria for an RMHC scholarship include:
· The applicants must be younger than 21 years old.
· Must carry a minimum 2.7 G.P.A.
· Be eligible to attend a two or four-year University or technical school with a full course of study following their high school graduation.
· Reside in the RMHC Northern Nevada’s geographic region
Additional information and instructions on how to apply can be found at www.RMHC-Reno.org. The application deadline for the 2013 RMHC Scholarship program year is December 20, 2012; all back-up documentation must be postmarked by the same date.
“Through the scholarship program, RMH makes a long-standing commitment to education while investing in future leaders,” said Marty Ozer, RMHC Executive Director. "Students across northern Nevada work hard to earn top marks and they dream of the college they'll attend and the education they'll receive," said Marty Ozer, Executive Director. "Unfortunately, many of those students can’t afford to get the education of their dreams. We want these students to reach their full potential. To help them accomplish this, our network of donors, along with RMHC Global, offer scholarships to students with financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement."
The scholarship award may be used for tuition and books at any full-time accredited school, including trade schools and out-of-state colleges. Although this is a national scholarship program, students do not compete on a national basis. RMHC Northern Nevada only receives and evaluates the applications of students from the northern Nevada region. Applicants will be notified of scholarship award status in May 2013.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada
Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada, a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) corporation, creates and supports programs that directly improve the health, education and well-being of children and families. The RMHC U.S. Scholarship program is the second largest scholarship program of its kind in northern Nevada, second only to the Millennium Scholarship Program in the number of scholarships awarded each year. Funding for the scholarship program is raised by a local Scholarship Committee and is matched by RMHC Global (up to $18,500). The RMHC U.S. Scholarship program has awarded over $830,000 in scholarships to 576 students in northern Nevada since 2000; this includes $595,900 in first year scholarships as well as $236,700 in renewable scholarship awards. For more information, visit www.RMHC-Reno.org or call us at 775-322-4663.
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