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Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York Tri-State Area (RMHC-NYTSA) is now accepting applications for the 2015 RMHC/ASIA (Asian Students Increasing Achievement) Scholarship Program, the largest scholarship offered to Asian students from the New York tri-state area.

The RMHC/ASIA Scholarship Program awards six students up to $17,000 each for their undergraduate studies.

The application deadline for the RMHC/ASIA Scholarship Program is Jan. 20, 2015.

The 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 as they meet a required GPA.

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

Now in its 15th year, the program has awarded over $1.5 million to date.

“The RMHC/ASIA Scholarship Program is committed to helping Asian-American students in financial need to achieve their dreams of a higher education,” said Christopher Perry, executive director of RMHC-NYTSA.

“Our scholarship prides itself on looking beyond just academic achievement and recognizing young men and women who are also serving and empowering their communities.”

Applicants must be currently enrolled high school seniors who have at least one parent with 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.

Each 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.

To promote the 2015 RMHC/ASIA Scholarship Program, RMHC-NYTSA is conducting a series of workshops at local high schools and Asian-American community organizations throughout the New York tri-state area.

These information sessions include a walkthrough of the application process and tips for students.

Schools and organizations can arrange a workshop by contacting This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 646.865.6071.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York tri-state area is working to better the lives of children and their families in the community, by creating and supporting programs that directly improve the 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 nonprofit organizations.

Visit www.rmhcnytristate.org for scholarship applications forms, requirements and other information about RMHC-NYTSA.