Making a Long Standing
Commitment to Education

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tallahassee participates in the RMHC National Scholarship Program.  We work with RMHC Global to offer scholarships to students from communities who face limited access to educational and career opportunities.  These scholarships are part of RMHC’s ongoing commitment to education.

The RMHC National Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance to eligible graduating high school seniors who face limited access to educational and career opportunities.  Students are selected and awards are distributed based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need and community involvement.  Additional selection criteria may be specified by our local chapter based on strategic goals and community needs.


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 RMHC/ASIA (Asian Students Increasing Achievement) and RMHC African American Future Achievers Scholarships began.  To date, RMHC has awarded more than $24 million to help high school seniors attend college.

New in 2006-07

The RMHC National Scholarship Program has been split into four individual programs:

  • RMHC/African American Future Achievers
  • RMHC/Scholars


To apply for the RMHC National Scholarships, students must…

  • be a high school senior;
  • be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college or university with a full course of study;
  • be a legal U.S. resident
  • reside in a participating local Chapter’s geographic area;
  • submit a complete application and all required documentation by the deadline

Additional Eligibility Requirements

For each individual scholarship program the following are also required:

  • RMHC/ASIA -applicant must have at least one parent of Asian/Pacific-Islander heritage;
  • RMHC/African American Future Achievers – applicant must have at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage;
  • RMHC/HACER – applicant must have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage;
  • RMHC Scholars – ALL students may apply regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

Note: Asian, African American and Hispanic students are welcome to apply for the RMHC Scholars program provided they have not applied for one of the three scholarship programs listed above.

Participating Counties

Calhoun – Florida
Gadsden – Florida
Gulf – Florida
Jackson – Florida
Jefferson – Florida
Leon – Florida
Liberty – Florida
Madison – Florida

Suwanee – Florida
Taylor – Florida
Wakulla – Florida
Walton – Florida
Washington – Florida
Grady – Georgia
Lowndes – Georgia
Thomas – Georgia