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ROSELAND, N.J. — Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York Tri-State Area (RMHC-NYTSA) is proud to announce that the 2012 RMHC/ASIA (Asian Students Increasing Achievement) Scholarship Program is now accepting applications online at http://bit.ly/2012RMHCASIA

Seeking to invest in Asian-American students who are exemplary role models in their communities, the prestigious RMHC/ASIA Scholarship Program is a multi-year scholarship that awards six students up to $17,000 for their undergraduate studies.

The application deadline is Jan. 27, 2012.

If you have any questions about the 2012 RMHC/ASIA Scholarship Program, please contact Ellie Lee at (646) 865-6071 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of the New York Tri-State Area (RMHC®-NYTSA) strives to offer students the chance to fulfill their educational goals and aspirations in order to become the future leaders of tomorrow. 

The scholarships are distributed based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need and community involvement.

Winners of the 2012 RMHC/ASIA Scholarship Program will be announced and honored at a special awards ceremony in New York during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May.

“The RMHC/ASIA Scholarship Program has a wonderful history of recognizing Asian-American students who are not only among the best and brightest academically but are also making significant contributions to their communities,” said Diane Koury, President of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York Tri-State Area.

“This year, as part of our on-going commitment to high school seniors, the application has moved exclusively online to streamline the process and allow students to effectively communicate and collaborate with their grantees.”

About the scholarships

The RMHC/ASIA Scholarship Program is a multi-year scholarship that awards six students $5,000 for their freshman year, followed by $4,000 for each of the three following, consecutive, subsequent years (for a total of $17,000) as long they meet a required GPA.

Scholarship recipients must enroll in and attend a two- or four-year accredited college or university or vocational/technical school in the academic year following their selection.

Scholarship funds will be applied toward tuition, fees and other appropriate educational expenses, as determined by RMHC.

Eligibility

Currently enrolled high school seniors who have at least one parent of Asian/Pacific-Islander heritage and who are eligible to enroll and attend an institution of higher education or vocational/technical school with a complete course of study in the year immediately following graduation.

Applicant must be a legal U.S. resident, be less than 21 years of age, have a minimum 2.7 GPA and reside within the New York tri-state area.

About RMHC scholarship programs

The RMHC began its support of scholarship programs in 1985 by committing $50,000 toward the first scholarships awarded through the Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources (HACER) program.

In 2001, the program began with the RMHC/ASIA (Asian Students Increasing Awareness) and the RMHC/AAFA (African American Future Achievers Scholarships).

By 2007 the U.S. RMHC Scholarship Program had awarded more than $29 million in scholarships.

To date, RMHC National has awarded more than $32 million to help high school seniors attend college.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York Tri-State Area

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York Tri-State Area is working to better the lives of children and their families in our community, by creating and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children in the areas of health, education, the arts, civic and social services.

Since 1992, RMHC-NYTSA has provided more than $10 million to local non-profit organizations whose programs improve the well-being of children and their families.  

For further information on Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York Tri-State Area, visit www.rmhcnewyorktri-state.org or contact 973-287-1476.

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