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Ronald McDonald House Charities Accepting Scholarship Applications


rmhc-us-scholarship-ceremony-1-263x300-4994819-5789079Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern Nevada (RMHC Northern Nevada), a non-profit that provides housing  in hospitals for families with children, opened the 2016-2017 application phase for its RMHC U.S. Scholarship Program on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. The program is eligible for Northern Nevada high school seniors with a grade point average above 2.7. The program will also not restrict students to committing to in-state schools.

Students interested in applying should visit www.rmhc-reno.org, and complete applications before the deadline: Jan., 18, 2017.

“This scholarship encourages students to go to institutions that best suit their future goals,” said Marty Ozer, executive director of RMHC Northern Nevada. “We’ve had students who choose to apply the scholarship to a trade or vocational school and students who use it at more traditional institutions. Students’ choices run the gamut, from beauty school to Notre Dame, and we’re happy to help kick-start their dreams.”

Since its creation in the year 2000, the RMHC U.S. Scholarship Program has awarded $1,260,850 in scholarships to 727 local students. The scoring system of applicants will assess academic achievement, financial necessity and community involvement. Those accepted will be notified in early May, 2017.

To apply or find additional scholarship or eligibility information, visit www.rmhc-reno.org, or call (775) 322-4663.

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