The McDonald's Educates Scholarship program honors outstanding high school seniors who demonstrate leadership, character, exceptional scholastic skills, and volunteerism. The McDonald's Family Restaurants of Greater Washington, D.C., believe it is important to recognize young people who try to make a positive difference in their community, and is proud to honor those students through the annual scholarship program.

Eligibility: The scholarship program is open to high school seniors residing within the Greater Washington, D.C., area - including the District of Columbia and portions of Maryland, Northern Virginia, and West Virginia.

To date, the McDonald's Family Restaurants of Greater Washington, D.C. have awarded over $800,000 to local students through the annual McDonald's Educates Scholarship Program.

This year, scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive one scholarship in the amount of $5,000 or $1,500 which will go directly to the college or university the recipient plans to attend. A total of 62 scholarships will be awarded. Winners will be recognized at a reception in the spring of 2014 and will also be featured in a publicity campaign.

The 2014 McDonald’s Educates Scholarship Program application process is now closed. Please check back in January 2015 for information on the 2015 program application process.

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