W.Va. Students Eligible to Apply for McDonald’s Educates Scholarship

February 09, 2009

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – High school students in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle are being invited to apply for $1,500 scholarships available through the McDonald’s Educates Scholarship program.


Last year, 45 students throughout the greater Washington, D.C., region, including the District of Columbia and portions of Maryland, Northern Virginia and West Virginia, each received scholarships totaling $67,500. In recent years, McDonald's has awarded more than $1.2 million to local students through scholarship programs.


Current high school seniors who live in the greater Washington, D.C., or outlying areas and who demonstrate leadership skills, both academically and within their communities, are eligible to apply for the scholarship. In West Virginia, students in Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral or Morgan counties can apply.


Applications will be accepted until March 27. Applicants are asked to complete two short answer questions on cultural diversity and community service. Winners will be recognized in the spring at a special reception and will be featured in a publicity campaign.


Applications are available online at

http://www.mcdonaldseducates.com/scholarship_01.html. Send completed applications to: McDonald's Family Restaurants of Greater Washington, D.C., c/o GolinHarris, 2200 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 1100, Arlington, VA 22201. Applications also can be faxed to (703) 741-7501.


For more information, call (703) 741-7500 or contact the West Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Communications at (304) 558-2699.

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