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MCDONALD’S® ANNOUNCES THE 11th ANNUAL MCDONALD’S EDUCATES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR GREATER WASHINTGON D.C. AREA STUDENTS
Applications must be postmarked by March 21, 2014
Washington, D.C. (February 19, 2014) – The McDonald’s Family Restaurants of Greater Washington, D.C. will honor area high school seniors through the annual McDonald’s Educates Scholarship Program. Eligible students can download an application by visiting www.McDonaldsEducates.com. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 21, 2014.
The scholarship program is open to high school seniors residing within the Greater Washington, D.C., area - including the District of Columbia and parts of Maryland, Northern Virginia, and West Virginia. Applicants must plan to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student at a college or university in fall 2014 through spring 2015.
“As part of McDonald’s commitment to education and the community, the McDonald's Family Restaurants of Greater Washington, D.C. believes it is important to recognize young people who try to make a positive contribution to their community,” said Cindy Levine, McDonald’s Franchisee and McDonald’s Educates Scholarships Committee member. “We are proud to honor those students through the annual scholarship program and celebrate their achievements.”
This year, scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive one scholarship in the amount of $5,000 or $1,500 which will go directly to the college or university the recipient plans to attend. A total of 62 scholarships will be awarded. In addition to being announced and recognized at a reception in the spring of 201, winners will also be featured in a publicity campaign.
In the spring of 2013, $101,500 in scholarships was awarded to 60 local students to attend the college or university of their choice. To date, the McDonald’s Family Restaurants of Greater Washington, D.C. have awarded over $800,000 to local students through the annual McDonald’s Educates Scholarship Program.
For more information, please visit www.McDonaldsEducates.com or call 202-585-2600.