Scholarship Program

More than $240,000 was awarded to 121 high school seniors & 96 alumni in 2018.
Photo by Robert Macabagdal during the Scholarship Award Ceremony on May 20, 2018.

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas, McDonald's & our Community Partners, are proud to award scholarships to eligible applicants through the RMHC® of Greater Las Vegas Scholarship Program.


Program FAQ's

For our 2018 scholarship recipients, please be sure to submit your check request forms along with a copy of your class schedule.

RMHC® Scholarship Application High School

for High School seniors attending school in Clark and Nye counties.



Please call (702) 252-4663 if you have any questions.

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS: If you would like to request a RMHC representative to visit your school and inform your current high school seniors about this scholarship opportunity, please submit a request at the following link.


Program Eligibility - To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Currently be enrolled as a high school senior in Clark or Nye counties in Nevada.
  • Be a legal U.S. resident less than 21 years of age.
  • Carry a minimum 2.7 GPA.
  • Be eligible to enroll and plan to attend an institution of higher education or a vocational/ technical school during the academic year following graduation.

Supporting Documents - Along with a complete application, all applicants must submit:

  • Personal Statement/Essay (included on the online application)
  • Certified High School transcript
  • Test scores (ACT –or– SAT)
  • 1-2 Letters of Recommendation (submitted via provided link)

For questions regarding the RMHC® Scholarship Program, 
please call (702) 252-4663 or email

RMHC® Alumni Scholarship Program



Please call (702) 252-4663 if you have any questions.

This scholarship opportunity is for previous RMHC® Scholarship recipients who are currently attending school.

Program Eligibility - All applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be a past recipient of the RMHC® of Greater Las Vegas Scholarship Program.
  • Currently be enrolled at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school with a complete course of study.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative college GPA (high school GPA's NOT considered).
  • Submit a complete online application with all required documents. 

Supporting Documents - Along with a complete application, all applicants must submit:

  • Certified college transcript(s) with Fall 2018 information
  • Parent/guardian's most recent IRS Form 1040 (2018 or 2019)
  • A personal statement 
  • One letter of recommendation (submitted via provided link)

For questions regarding the RMHC® Alumni Scholarship Program, please call at (702) 252-4663 or

About RMHC® Scholarships

The RMHC® of Las Vegas Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance to eligible graduating high school seniors who face limited access to educational and career opportunities. Scholarships are awarded by Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas, with support from local McDonald Owner/Operators. 

RMHC® of Greater Las Vegas has been offering scholarships to local students since 1999. Since then, our chapter has awarded more than $4.3 million in scholarships.

RMHC® of Greater Las Vegas also partners with local organizations to offer additional scholarship opportunities that are unique to our Chapter. These partner scholarships can be found on the application, and may require additional supporting documents and/or eligibility criteria.

All complete applications submitted by students in Clark and Nye counties in Nevada are personally reviewed and selected by members of the RMHC® of Greater Las Vegas Scholarship committee. Decisions are based on academic achievement, financial need, personal and career goals, and community involvement. RMHC® of Greater Las Vegas does not select recipients based on ethnicity.

Funding for RMHC® Scholarships

McDonald's Owner/Operators of Greater Las Vegas help support the RMHC® of Greater Las Vegas Scholarship Program by contributing a portion of every Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper sold in participating McDonald's restaurants. Since 2002, more than $2.2 million in newspaper contributions have been donated to the Program. In 2017 alone, McDonald's newspaper contributions totaled more than $105,500.

Partner scholarships are offered by various community organizations in an effort to offer a wider scope of scholarship opportunities to RMHC® applicants. The following partners contributed more than $65,000 towards the 2017/2018 Program:

  • 100 Black Men of Las Vegas
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • The Links Inc., Las Vegas Chapter 
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • James and Eva Martin Charitable Trust
  • United Firefighters Assoc. of Southern NV
  • The Village Foundation, LJP
  • Hispanic Educators Association of Nevada

Together, RMHC® of Greater Las Vegas, RMHC®, Inc., McDonald's Owner|Operators of Greater Las Vegas and community partners are approaching a total of $4.3 million in scholarships to local high school seniors since the program began in 1999.

Eva MartinThis program allows us the opportunity to say to these young adults, "we believe in you and your future." We know that a number of these students wouldn't have the chance to go to college if it weren't for the support they're receiving from these scholarships.

Eva Martin, Past Board President of RMHC® of Greater Las Vegas and local McDonald's Owner/Operator.

Proud Supporter of the Ronald McDonald House® Scholarship Program

In 2005, Eva Martin established a donor advised scholarship program at the Ronald McDonald House® of Las Vegas as a memorial to her late husband, James W. Martin. Mrs. Martin annually contributes to support the memorial scholarship program. Funds are administered by the Ronald McDonald House staff and are awarded exclusively for scholarships benefitting, low-income, at-risk and/or minority students pursuing educational goals that will enhance their quality of life. Recipients are selected by Mrs. Martin or her daughter Roberta Martin.

Thank You!

McDonalds and LVRJ Logos

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