Students across northern Nevada work hard at school but for many the cost of secondary education prohibits them from the career of their choice. As one of the largest of its kind in northern Nevada, the RMHC® Northern Nevada Scholarship Program helps relieve the financial burden of college for students so they can pursue their dreams.
This scholarship is offered to students who demonstrate a blend of financial need, academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. Funds are raised through the charity’s scholarship committee so we can provide financial assistance in the amount of $1,000 per selected student for up to four years ($4,000).
Since 2000, we have awarded more than $1.46 million in scholarship dollars to northern Nevada students. In 2018, Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada awarded 40 scholarships to graduating high school seniors from northern Nevada.
The application period for first-year scholarship from October 1, 2019, to January 24, 2020.
Applicants for the 2019-2020 academic season will be notified of their award status by the end of May, 2020.
For any questions about the RMHC® Northern Nevada Scholarship Program application process, please contact Mackenzie at 775-322-4663 or Mackenzie@rmhc-reno.org
As a recipient of the RMHC® Northern Nevada Scholarship, you are eligible to apply for a RMHC Renewable Scholarship! If you are interested in applying for the 2020-2021 school year and plan on attending full-time, please submit your application, required documents and personal statement (300 word minimum) answering the following question: What do you consider your major accomplishments during the past school year and how have these accomplishments prepared you for success in the future?
Submit the following to RMHC by July 10, 2020:
Renewal scholarship application
Transcripts (MUST show spring 2020 semester)
Proof of full time enrollment for the fall 2020 semester (from the school, class schedule does not fulfill this requirement)
Students who are not enrolled full time and who have not maintained full time status at an accredited institution and not passed all courses will not be considered (unless you can provide an adequate reason why in a written letter to the Scholarship Committee). Applications postdated after the July 10, 2020 deadline (without making provisions ahead of time with Mackenzie) will not be reviewed.
IMPORTANT: If your contact information has changed, call (775) 322-4663 to update your details. It’s important we have your most current email address as we will send renewal information via email in spring of 2020. You can also download the renewal packet and email completed materials to Mackenzie@rmhc-reno.org or mail to:
Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada
c/o Scholarship Program
323 Maine Street
Reno, NV 89502