Applications for McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship due Feb. 5

McDonald's is now accepting applications for its HACER National Scholarship. The fast food chain will select up to 30 recipients to receive $100,000 each for college or university. The deadline for applications is February 5, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You’re a high school senior
  • You’re a legal U.S. resident
  • You’re younger than 21 years old
  • You carry a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • You’re eligible to attend a two- or four-year college or university with a full-time course of study
  • You’ll disclose other scholarship programs that you’ve applied for
  • You’ll enroll and attend an accredited institution in the academic year after your selection (verification needed, as scholarship funds are paid directly to the schools)
  • You have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage

Selection Criteria:

  • Academic achievement
  • Financial need
  • Community involvement
  • Personal qualities and strengths as portrayed in a personal interview, either in-person or by phone
  • Winners are selected by May-June. (Look for emails by mid-February to see if you are a semi-finalist.)

Required Materials / Documents:

  • Transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Letter of recommendation to be submitted online
  • List of community service projects
  • FAFSA report and/or 1040s

For more information, visit https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/community/hacer.html?cid=PS:HCM_HACER:B::Google:mcdonalds_hacer_scholarship&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgr7hhf6k5wIVbiCtBh3hhQ3rEAAYASAAEgLF6fD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds.

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