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RMHC® Scholarship Program

Helping students afford the education of their dreams.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Scholars Scholarship Program, a fund administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, 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, financial need and community service.

This scholarship is a one-year scholarship which can be used at any regionally accredited, non-proprietary, technical, community or four-year college/university.

Who is eligible?

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 FAFSA and the EFC amount is determined by a formula used by the U.S. Department of Education.

Our 19 eligible county/four state areas are:
Jackson County (zip code specific 35772 and 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 Criteria
Must be a United States citizen or legal.
Must be a 2024 graduating high school senior, under the age of 21.
Must have at least a 2.7 cumulative GPA.
Must have demonstrated financial need.
Plan to attend a regionally accredited, non-proprietary, technical, community or four-year college/university with a full course of study in the fall of 2023.

How do you apply?

If you meet the requirements listed above you will create an account this link when applications open and complete the 2024 RMHC Scholarship Eligibility Questionnaire. Applicants will be notified of their scholarship award status in May-June 2024. 

Award Amount:  Amounts may vary, but most scholarships are $2,000 for the academic year.

For questions about the application process, please email or call Tiffany Commons and use the subject line – RMHC Scholars.

Check out our 2023 Winners!