On May 17, thirty high school seniors received scholarships at a luncheon, attended by Mayor Tom Barrett, Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr. and other Milwaukee-area dignitaries.
McDonald’s® is proud to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) scholarship program, which distributed a total of $60,000 in 2011. Over the past 18 years, the program has awarded more than $660,000 in local scholarships.
The RMHC scholarships include: Asian-Pacific Students Increasing Achievement (RMHC/ASIA), African American Future Achievers (RMHC/Future Achievers), Hispanic American Commitment to Education Resources (RMHC/HACER) and general academic scholarships (RMHC/Scholars).
Scholarships were given to high school students from Alexander Hamilton High School, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, Messmer High School, Milwaukee Lutheran High School, Milwaukee High School of the Arts, Milwaukee School of Languages, Nathan Hale High School, Riverside High School, Rufus King High School, St. Joan Antida High School, St. Thomas More High School and Veritas High School in Milwaukee; Brookfield Central High School; Dominican High School in Whitefish Bay; Greendale High School;Greenfield High School; Oconomowoc High School; Sheboygan County Christian High School in Sheboygan; Tremper High School in Kenosha; Waukesha North High School; Waukesha West High School and Williams Bay High School.
In honor of the recipients, McDonald’s arranged a recognition event at Milwaukee’s City Hall followed by a lunch at the InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel that included special transportation to andfrom school via limousine and a special opportunity to meet and dine with dignitaries from the community.
“The scholarships are a great way to contribute to our community’s future,” said Robert Pyles, local McDonald’s owner/operator and president of the southeastern Wisconsin co-op. “We hope the RMHC scholarships will help the students pay for their educational expenses and reach their goal of furthering their education.”
The Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families whose children are being treated at Milwaukee area hospitals. During this time of stress and concern, the House offers a continuation of family living that enables families to concentrate on their sick child. Founded in 1984, the Milwaukee Ronald McDonald House has served over 31,000 families from 568 Wisconsin communities, 48 states and 26 foreign countries. The Milwaukee Ronald House serves over 1,300 families per year.