Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts awards a total of $50,000 to local high school seniors each academic year through its Scholarship Program.

Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with specific funds allocated for eligible Hispanic applicants via the RMHC/HACER (Hispanic American Commitment to Education Resources Program) Scholarship and additional dollars available for any student, regardless of race or ethnicity, via the RMHC Scholars Scholarship.

Hispanic applicants will also be eligible for RMHC/HACER National Scholarships with four $100,000 scholarships available to applicants from all 50 United States and the District of Columbia.

Our 2015-2016 Scholarship is complete and we congratulate our winning students.

2015 Scholarship Recipients

Ronald McDonald House Charities of CT & Western MA is proud to announce the 15 Hacer and 10 Scholars Scholarship award winners for the 2014-1015 school year.  It is our pleasure to impact the lives of local high school Seniors and aid in their pursuits for higher education.

Name Town/City State
Sabrina Arevalo Bristol CT
Maya Caicedo Hamden CT
Renzo Corihuaman West Hartford CT
Claudia Cruz New London CT
Maire Doyle Holyoke MA
Monique Dudar Lebanon CT
Ruth Escorbort New Haven CT
Ani Haka Wolcott CT
Breanna Karabeinikoff Meriden CT
Zachary Lee Hatfield MA
Selena Livramento Hamden CT
Walter Manuel Southbury CT
Mackenzie Marien Old Saybrook CT
Brooke Neller Litchefield CT
Lauren Oemcke Southbury CT
Sidney Peralta Waterbury CT
Jacob Prewett Southwick MA
Gabriela Resto Broad Brook CT
Caroline Ricardo Colon New Haven CT
Jazlynn Rodriguez New Britan CT
Jayadevi Singh New Britan CT
Karla Travieso Springfield MA
Oscar Vidal Rubio Chicopee MA
Anna Waldzinska Newington CT
Grecia Zaldivar Hartford CT

Eligibility Requirements for the RMHC Scholarship Program:

  • Be eligible to enroll in and attend a two- or four-year college with a full course study.
  • Reside in a participating area. (Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts awards to students residing in Connecticut – excluding Fairfield county, which is service by a different chapter – and Western Massachusetts – Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties only; other counties are serviced by a different RMHC chapter).
  • Additional eligibility requirement for the 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, community involvement, a personal essay, and letters of recommendation