In 2006, 56 students, including three from Berkeley County and three from Hardy County received $1,500 each through the McDonald’s Educates Scholarship Program.
This year at least 45 student honorees will each receive a $1,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice and will be recognized at an event in May.
Recipients must complete an application and submit their high school transcript, along with a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor or community service leader. Students also must submit two short essays detailing how education helped them develop an appreciation for cultural diversity and the lessons they have learned through community service.
West Virginia students in Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson Mineral and Morgan counties are eligible, along with students in parts of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Call (703) 741-7525 or visit http://www.McDonaldsEducates.com for an application and additional details. The application deadline is March 1. Winners will be announced in April.