Scholarship Program

$369,000 was awarded to 153 high school seniors & 90 Alumni in 2016. Photo by Robert Macabagdal during the Scholarship Award Ceremony on May 15, 2016.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas, McDonald's & our Community Partners, are proud to award scholarships to eligible applicants through the RMHC of Greater Las Vegas Scholarship Program.

**Class of 2017 High School Seniors**

For our 2016 scholarship recipients, please be sure to submit your check request forms along with a copy of your class schedule.

RMHC Scholarship Application High School

for High School seniors attending school in Clark and Nye counties.

Program Eligibility - To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Currently be enrolled as a high school senior in Clark or Nye counties in Nevada.
  • Be a legal U.S. resident less than 21 years of age.
  • Carry a minimum 2.7 GPA.
  • Be eligible to enroll and plan to attend an institution of higher education or a vocational/ technical school during the academic year following graduation.

Supporting Documents - Along with a complete application, all applicants must submit:

  • Personal Statement/Essay (included on the online application)
  • Certified High School transcript
  • Test scores (ACT –or– SAT)
  • 1-2 Letters of Recommendation

For questions regarding the RMHC Scholarship Program, 
please call (702) 252-4663 or email

RMHC Alumni Scholarship Program


Please call (702) 252-4663 if you have any questions.

for previous RMHC Scholarship recipients who are currently attending school

Program Eligibility - All applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be a past recipient of the RMHC of Greater Las Vegas Scholarship Program.
  • Currently be enrolled at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school with a complete course of study.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative college GPA (high school GPA's NOT considered).
  • Submit a complete signed application with all required documents. 
  • Be a legal U.S. resident

Supporting Documents - Along with a complete application, all applicants must submit:

  • Certified college transcript(s) with Fall 2016 information
  • Parent/guardian's most recent IRS Form 1040 (2016 or 2015)
  • A personal statement (no more than 3 pages)
  • One letter of recommendation

For questions regarding the RMHC Alumni Scholarship Program, please call at (702) 252-4663 or


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Eligibility Requirements

About RMHC Scholarships

RMHC Scholarship Programs are designed to provide financial assistance to eligible graduating high school seniors who face limited access to educational and career opportunities. Scholarships are awarded by local Chapters of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), with support from RMHC Global and McDonald’s Corporation.

RMHC of Greater Las Vegas has been offering scholarships to local students since 1999. Since then, our chapter has awarded more than $4 million in scholarships.

RMHC of Greater Las Vegas also partners with local organizations to offer additional scholarship opportunities that are unique to our Chapter. These partner scholarships can be found on the application, and may require additional supporting documents and/or eligibility criteria.

All complete applications submitted by students in Clark and Nye counties in Nevada are personally reviewed and selected by members of the RMHC of Greater Las Vegas Scholarship committee. Decisions are based on academic achievement, financial need, personal and career goals, and community involvement. RMHC of Greater Las Vegas does not select recipients based on ethnicity.

Funding for RMHC Scholarships

McDonald's Owner/Operators of Greater Las Vegas help support the RMHC of Greater Las Vegas Scholarship Program by contributing a portion of every Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper sold in participating McDonald's restaurants. Since 2002, more than $1.9 million in newspaper contributions have been donated to the Program. In 2014 alone, McDonald's newspaper contributions totaled more than $125,000.

Additionally, McDonald's Owner/Operators of Greater Las Vegas created a special one-day fundraising event in which $1 from every breakfast sandwich purchased at participating McDonald's restaurants is donated to the scholarship fund. The event, called Eggs for Education, is held in April and has raised more than $270,000 for the Program since it began in 2011.

Each year, RMHC, Inc. contributes $62,250 in match funds to the RMHC of Greater Las Vegas Scholarship Program for scholarships awarded through our chapter. Partner scholarships are offered by various community organizations in an effort to offer a wider scope of scholarship opportunities to RMHC applicants. The following partners contributed more than $64,000 towards the 2015/2016 Program:

  • 100 Black Men of Las Vegas
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • The Links Inc., Las Vegas Chapter 
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • James and Eva Martin Charitable Trust
  • United Firefighters Assoc. of Southern NV
  • Hispanic Educators Association of Nevada
  • The Village Foundation, LJP

Together, RMHC of Greater Las Vegas, RMHC, Inc., McDonald's Owner|Operators of Greater Las Vegas and community partners are approaching a total of $4.1 million in scholarships to local high school seniors since the program began in 1999.

Eva MartinThis program allows us the opportunity to say to these young adults, "we believe in you and your future." We know that a number of these students wouldn't have the chance to go to college if it weren't for the support they're receiving from these scholarships.

Eva Martin, Past Board President of RMHC of Greater Las Vegas and local McDonald's Owner/Operator.

Proud Supporter of the Ronald McDonald House Scholarship Program

In 2005, Eva Martin established a donor advised scholarship program at the Ronald McDonald House of Las Vegas as a memorial to her late husband, James W. Martin. Mrs. Martin annually contributes to support the memorial scholarship program. Funds are administered by the Ronald McDonald House staff and are awarded exclusively for scholarships benefitting, low-income, at-risk and/or minority students pursuing educational that will enhance their quality of life. Recipients are selected by Mrs. Martin or her daughter Roberta Martin.

Thank You!

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