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Ronald McDonald House Charities Announces Launch of “African American Future Achievers Scholarship”

businesswoman-in-suit-pm-thumb-270x270Ronald McDonald House Charities® African American Future Achievers Scholarship (RMHC®-AAFA) announced it will be awarding four-year scholarships to local graduating high school seniors. Applications are now available online for students who have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut (Fairfield County) areas. The submission deadline is January 20, 2015.

“At RMHC, we believe it is imperative to provide support for the next generation to receive a proper education so that they may have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams, regardless of their financial background,” said Christopher Perry, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri State Area. “By giving tomorrow’s innovators and thought leaders a foundation to build upon, we are confident their futures will be bright.”

RMHC-AAFA has been able to transform the lives of eligible graduating high school seniors who face limited access to educational opportunities by virtue of their financial background. With its college scholarship program, the nonprofit organization assists students in their efforts to reach their educational goals and their aspirations to become leaders of tomorrow. The scholarships are distributed based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need and community involvement.

This year Kareem McKenzie, two time Super Bowl Champion for the NY Giants, is the official ambassador. He will be touring the market speaking about The Ronald McDonald House Charities/African American Future Achievers Scholarship.

Scholarship eligibility requires applicants to be currently enrolled high school seniors, who are eligible to attend a 2 year or 4 year college, university or vocational/technical school with a complete course of study.

For applications please visit and apply today. All applications must be completed by January 20, 2015.

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