As a parent who contemplated whether I’d need to take my pole dancing classes to the next level (yeah, right!) I know every little bit helps when it comes to the rising costs of college.
Being a Girl Scout helped The Teen tremendously. I also received help from my sister’s coworker when she held a private session for The Teen, The Teen’s friend, and me to effectively search for available funds.
The advice I’d offer to parents who were not a diligent as they could have been about saving is that it’s never too late to look.
In 2014, RMHC will award fifty-five (55) scholarships, totaling more than $80,000, to local high school seniors who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, community involvement, financial need and plan on attending a two- or four-year college during the next academic year.
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of the Philadelphia Region with the support of the McDonald’s® Owner/Operators of the Greater Philadelphia Region are seeking qualified applicants from the Greater Philadelphia Region to apply for one of four scholarships:
· RMHC® Scholars for high school seniors of all backgrounds regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.
· RMHC®/African American Future Achievers for students with at least one parent of African American or Black Caribbean heritage
· RMHC®/Hispanic American Commitment to Education Resources (HACER®) for students with at least one parent of Hispanic or Latino heritage
· RMHC®/Asian Students Increasing Achievement (ASIA) for students with at least one parent of Asian-Pacific heritage
For additional information, eligibility requirements, and instructions to apply, visit http://www.rmhcphilly.org/what-we-do/scholarships.
Keep in mind the deadline to apply is January 21, 2014
Congratulations to you and your teen making the next step!