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Ronald McDonald House Charities to award $225,000 in scholarships to Arizona students


PHOENIX – Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix, with the support of the McDonald’s Owner/Operators of Phoenix and Northern Arizona, will assist 90 Arizona high school students in attending college this fall with scholarships totaling $225,000.

Scholarships awarded range from $1,500 to $2,500. The students may attend any college or technical school of their choice. Students are selected based on academic achievement, financial need, and community involvement.

Recipients included students from all over the state. Local recipients included Isis Horton from Boulder Creek High School and Obidike Nnorom from Cactus Shadows High School. The RMHC scholarship recipients were honored on June 3 at the RMHC Phoenix Scholarship Breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Phoenix. 

The RMHC Phoenix Scholarship Program is supported through the efforts of neighborhood McDonald’s owner/operators, local and national Ronald McDonald House Charities, McDonald’s Corporation, and other community donors.

Since 1995, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix has generated more than $2.5 million in funding for the U.S. Scholarship program to benefit Arizona high school students. As a result, approximately 1,400 Arizona students have received scholarships to help make their dreams of attending college a reality.

“McDonald’s is very proud to impact the lives of students in our local business communities,” said Catherine Sanchez, McDonald’s owner/operator and co-chairman of the RMHC Phoenix Scholarship Program. “We honor their achievements and support them in their pursuit of higher education.” 

“The Ronald McDonald House in Phoenix is very proud to assist these young adults as they step forward into their future by achieving a college education,” said Nancy Roach, Ronald McDonald House Executive Director.