The students celebrated their commitment to academic achievement and community service at the charity’s annual meeting on June 25 at the Chattanoogan.
Students were selected to receive an RMHC U.S. Scholarship based on their grade point average, community involvement, letters of recommendation, and financial need.
The scholarship funds can be used towards tuition or expenses at the college or university of the recipients' choice. Since 2002, RMHC of Chattanooga has awarded more than $475,000 in scholarships to deserving local students.
Scholarships are jointly funded by grants from the global Ronald McDonald House Charities and the fundraising efforts of local McDonald's Owner/Operators and corporate staff.
Chattanooga area McDonald’s Owner/Operators, raised $555,000 for the endowment that funded the scholarships. Over the past five years, Chattanooga Owner/Operators have donated 1/10 of 1 percent of their individual sales to reach the $555,000 goal.