RMHC® Alumni Scholarship Program
This scholarship opportunity is for previous RMHC Scholarship recipients who are currently attending school.
Program Eligibility - All applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a past recipient of the RMHC of Greater Las Vegas Scholarship Program.
- Currently be enrolled at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school with a complete course of study.
- Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative college GPA (high school GPA's NOT considered).
- Submit a completed online application with all required documents.
Supporting Documents - Along with a complete application, all applicants must submit:
- Certified college transcript(s) with Fall 2023 information
- Personal Statement Questionnaire
For questions regarding the RMHC Alumni Scholarship Program, please call (702) 252-4663 or email email@example.com.
Photo by Robert Macabagdal during the Scholarship Award Ceremony on May 19, 2019.
About The RMHC® Scholarship PROGRAM
The RMHC of Las Vegas Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance to eligible graduating high school seniors who face limited access to educational and career opportunities. Since 1999, more than $4.5 million in scholarships have been awarded to students in Clark and Nye counties.
Scholarships are awarded by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas, with support from local McDonald's owner/operators and other community partners.
A portion of every Happy Meal and Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper sold in participating McDonald's restaurants helps fund the RMHC Las Vegas Scholarship Program. Between the two fundraising sources, McDonald's has donated more than $2.1 million to the Scholarship Program.
"This program allows us the opportunity to say to these young adults, 'we believe in you and your future,'" says Eva Martin, Past RMHC Las Vegas Board President and local McDonald's owner/operator. "We know that a number of these students wouldn't have the chance to go to college if it weren't for the support they're receiving from these scholarships."
RMHC of Greater Las Vegas also partners with various community organizations to offer additional scholarship opportunities that are unique to our chapter. These partner scholarships can be found on the RMHC Las Vegas High School application and may require additional supporting documents and/or eligibility criteria. The following are our partners for the 2022/23 Program:
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
- Hispanic Educators Association of Nevada
- The Village Foundation
- James & Eva Martin Charitable Trust
- United Firefighters of Southern Nevada
- Uplift Foundation of Nevada
All complete applications submitted by students in Clark and Nye counties in Nevada are reviewed and selected by members of the RMHC of Greater Las Vegas Scholarship committee. Decisions are based on academic achievement, financial need, personal and career goals, and community involvement. RMHC of Greater Las Vegas does not select recipients based on ethnicity.
RMHC® High School Scholarship Program
For the last five years, RMHC Las Vegas has been the only remaining Chapter in the system to still operate a college scholarship program. With dwindling funding sources as well as a growing need to focus fully on RMHC’s three core mission programs, the time had come to make a tough decision. After much consideration, the RMHC Board of Directors, the Scholarship Committee, and Staff have decided to formally sunset the RMHC Scholarship Program. The remaining funds dedicated to scholarships will be awarded to qualifying alumni scholars who were previously awarded at the high school level through the RMHC Scholarship Program. The high school awards will be terminated, effective immediately.
On behalf of the RMHC Board of Directors and Staff, thank you to the McDonald’s Owner/Operators and Community Partners for the many years of support and the tremendous impact these scholarships have made in the lives of our local youth – many of whom would never have had the opportunity to pursue a higher education without the RMHC Scholarship Program.