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2011 RMHC scholarships announced

GREATER SPRINGFIELD — Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts announces it will award a total of $50,000 to 22 local high school seniors this academic year through its scholarship program. Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with $31,000 allocated to eligible Hispanic applicants via the RMHC /HACER Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources scholarship and $19,000 via the RMHC Scholars scholarship. Scholarship applications are now available online at www.rmhc-ctma.org/scholarships or by calling 1-866-851-3994. Students can also see their guidance counselor for applications. The deadline for submitting an application for the 2010-2011 scholarship program is Jan. 28.
    Eligibility Requirements for RMHC scholarships:
  1. Be eligible to enroll in and attend a two-or four-year College with a full course study.
  2. Reside in a participating area.
Additional Eligibility Requirement RMHC/HACER Scholarship: Applicants must have at least one parent of Hispanic origin. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, financial need and community involvement.

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