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Graduating Seniors:  Need Money for College?

Applications for the 2021 RMHC Scholars Scholarship Program are NOW CLOSED. 2022 Scholarship applications will open this fall.

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 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 with the application link provided further down and then complete the 2021 RMHC Scholarship Eligibility Questionnaire.

Applicants must live in the Tennessee Valley Region (eligible county list below).  Applicants must be high school seniors with a 2.7 GPA and be eligible to attend a two or four-year college or university with a full course of study in the fall of 2022.

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 Criteria
Must be a United States citizen or legal.
Must be a 2021 graduating high school senior, under the age of 21.
Must have at least a 2.7 cumulative grade point average.
Must have demonstrated financial need.
Plan to attend a regionally accredited, non-proprietary, technical, community or four-year college/university. the fall following their graduation.

How do you apply?

Please check back in November 2021 to get access to the 2022 RMHC Scholars Scholarship Program application. Applicants will be notified of their scholarship award status in May-June 2022.

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


For questions about the application process, please email Jane Kaylor at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga and use the subject line – RMHC Scholars.