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What are some details of the HACER scholarships?

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HACER scholarships provide financial assistance to Hispanic high school students who face limited access to educational and career opportunities. The scholarships form part of the Ronald McDonald's House of Charities commitment to education, with support from McDonald Corporation.

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RMHC selects scholarship recipients basing on academic achievement, financial need, community involvement and personal strengths. The organization awards four $100,000 national scholarships and several local scholarships. RMHC distributes each scholarship award in installments of $25,000 per year provided the recipient can verify enrollment at an accredited institution offering post-secondary education. Local scholarship offers are a minimum of $1,000 and vary within local RMHC Chapters. Students who receive national scholarships are not eligible for local scholarships, as of 2015.

To qualify for the HACER scholarship, an applicant must be a high school senior with a minimum 2.7 GPA. The applicant must have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage and be a legal resident of the United States. Additionally, the applicant must be less than 21 years of age and be eligible to attend a college or university full time.

Along with a scholarship application, applicants must submit a personal statement, a letter of recommendation and copies of transcripts. The personal statement should highlight personal, career and academic goals and list community service projects undertaken.

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