Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship

Ronald McDonald Charities Scholarship Information

2021 RMHC® Scholars Scholarship is open until Friday, February 12, 2021

RMHC® Scholars Scholarship Program provides scholarships in our 19 county/ four state RMHC service area to promising students who desire a college education and are eligible according to criteria based on academic performance, community service, and financial need. For this scholarship, financial need is defined as an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of 25,000 or less.
The EFC amount is based on various information from your 2021-2022 FAFSA and the EFC amount is determined by a formula used by the U.S. Department of Education.

To learn if you are eligible to apply for this scholarship, look at the minimum eligibility requirements below. If you meet the requirements, create an account then complete the 2021 RMHC Scholarship Eligibility Questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: The Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga’s (CFGC) full 2021 scholarship season will open on December 1, 2020, and you MAY be eligible for other scholarship opportunities. Please revisit our site on or after December 1 to take our 2021 CFGC Scholarship Questionnaire.

If you create an account to apply for the RMHC Scholars Scholarship, you will NOT need to create another account to access our 2021 CFGC Scholarship Questionnaire which will available on December 1, 2020.

If you are unsure whether or not you’ve created one, once you are on our login page, click “forgot password” to see if your email address is already in our system.

  • Eligibility Requirements*

    Our 19 eligible county/four state areas are:
    Alabama (zip code specific)
    Jackson County- zip code 35772 and  Jackson County-zip code 35740
    Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Murray, Walker and Whitfield counties
    North Carolina
    Cherokee County
    Bledsoe, Bradley, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Polk, Rhea, and Sequatchie counties

    Minimum Eligibility Requirements

      Your 2021-2022 FAFSA must be submitted to the Department of Education before starting the Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship Eligibility Questionnaire.

    1. Must be a United States citizen or eligible noncitizen*
    2. Must be a 2021 graduating high school senior from one of the eligible counties
    3. Must have at least a 2.7 cumulative grade point average
    4. Must have demonstrated financial need (EFC is 25,000 or less)
    5. Plan to attend a regionally accredited, non-proprietary, technical, community or four-year college/university the fall following graduation
    *Generally, you are an eligible noncitizen if you are: • A permanent U.S. resident with a Permanent Resident Card (I-551); • A conditional permanent resident with a Conditional Green Card (I-551C); • The holder of an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security showing any of the following designations: “Refugee,” “Asylum Granted,” “Parolee” (I-94 confirms paroled for a minimum of one year and status has not expired), T-Visa holder (T-1, T-2, T-3, etc.) or “Cuban-Haitian Entrant;” or • The holder of a valid certification or eligibility letter from the Department of Health and Human Services showing a designation of “Victim of human trafficking.”

    Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2021 by 4:30p.m. ET

  • Scholarship Amount

    Award Amount:  Amounts may vary, but most scholarships are $2,000 for one academic year (Fall/Spring)

    Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2021 by 4:30 p.m. ET