Dear student,

We hope your school year is going well. We wanted to share some changes to the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) scholarship program that may impact you.

Earlier this year, after evaluating the priorities of the RMHC Impact Strategy and Vision, the RMHC Global Board of Trustees made the decision to cease future funding for the U.S. Scholarship Matching Grant program and program administration, however no changes will be made to the scholarship awarded to you for the 2017-2018 school year.

However, due to the generous support of Bay Area McDonald's Owners and Operators and program sponsors, we are offering a one-time renewal scholarship of up to $3,000 to continue your college education pursuits during the current school year. As with the previous program, scholarships will be awarded based upon need. Following the distribution of this one-time renewal scholarship, the RMHC Scholarship program will end.

This one-time scholarship must be used in the 2017-18 academic year. Note: We make checks payable to the college or university listed on your Profile page.

If you would like to apply for this one-time scholarship, we recommend you visit your Financial Aid advisor to determine if you could benefit from additional funding this year. Please keep in mind that when receiving additional outside scholarships, the amount of aid awarded by your school may be impacted negatively. Therefore, we strongly recommend that every student applying for this scholarship understands the impact this additional scholarship may have on your financial aid package.

Please complete this application form and attach your resume, academic transcript and Financial Aid Award Letter (You can request this at your financial aid office or print it from your student portal). Applications will not be considered if you do not provide the supporting documentation listed on the application form. The deadline for submitting an application is October 13, 2017 and scholarship recipients will be notified early November. If you have any questions, please reach out to me at

Warmest regards,

Elisabeth Magaña, Operating Manager
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bay Area

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