Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New Yor Tri-State Area to Award a 20,000 Scholarship

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF THE NEW YORK TRI-STATE AREA TO AWARD A $20,000 SCHOLARSHIP

A talented Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music senior to be presented with the scholarship

WHAT: Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York Tri-State Area with the support of the Tri-State Area McDonald’s Owner/Operators, celebrate the academic accomplishments and educational goals of Caridel Hernandez, a talented high school senior who has been awarded with the scholarship.

The lucky winner will receive a surprise presentation in front of peers, teachers, counselors and family members. The winner will be awarded by WNJU Telemundo 47 with a check in the amount of $20,000 on behalf of RMHC®/HACER® to assist with educational expenses.

The RMHC®/HACER® program, which is the largest Latino scholarship program in the nation, awards college scholarships to Latino high school seniors on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, community involvement and exceptional leadership.  To date, over $6 million have been awarded to more than one-thousand Hispanic high school seniors in the New York Tri State area.

The 2011 winners will be recognized at a special awards celebration at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, June 22. A total of $300,000 will be awarded to more than 30 Hispanic high school seniors from the New York tri-state area.

WHO:              The winner of the $20,000 scholarship; family members; RMHC representatives; McDonald’s Owner/Operators; WNJU Telemundo 47 representatives; Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music staff, including the winner’s counselor; college advisor and mentors.

WHERE:              Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music

2780 Reservoir Ave.

Bronx, NY

WHEN:              Wednesday, May 18th

2:00 PM

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

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 issues.  Since 1992, RMHC-NYTSA has provided more than $10 million dollars to local non-profit organizations whose programs improve the well-being of children.  For further information, visit www.rmhcnynj.org or contact 973-287-1476

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