McDonalds scholarships for college are offered through a variety of college scholarship funds to deserving students since 1985. These include scholarships for members of underrepresented communities such as Hispanics, African Americans, and Asian Pacific Islanders.McDonalds also offers tuition assistance for their employees through their Archways to Opportunity program.
1. Archways to Opportunity - a tuition assistance program for McDonalds employees).
2. McDonalds APIA - for U.S. applicants with at least one parent of Asia-Pacific Island heritage
3. McDonalds African-American Scholarships - for U.S. applicants with at least one parent of African-American or Black-Caribbean heritage
4. McDonalds HACER - for U.S. applicants with at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage
The number and the amount of all the McDonalds scholarships vary.
Tuition Assistance through Archways to Opportunity covers eligible course expenses (tuition and course fees) that are not covered by scholarships or grants.
Most employees are eligible for $2,500 in Tuition Assistance each year.
Be employed by McDonald’s for at least 90 cumulative days.
Work an average of 15 hours per week or more.
Have a performance rating of “significant performance” or better, maintained throughout the course/program.
For more information visit: www.archwaystoopportunity.com.
APIA focus is to support AANHPI students who are underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity. For example, applicants who live at or below the poverty line; are in the first generation of their family to attend college; and/or represent of the APIA community’s geographic and ethnic diversity will be strong applicants.
Strong applicants would also have an emphasis on community service and leadership.
Ethnicity, heritage, or ancestry from the countries, territories, or lands in Asia or the Pacific Islands
Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply
Be enrolling or continuing as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in fall semester
Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted), or equivalent, or have earned a GED
Must apply for federal financial aid using FAFSA
McDonalds APIA Scholarship Application Deadline - Open from early September to early January.
For additional information see apiascholars.org.
Eligibility Requirements - The eligibility requirements vary depending on the scholarship.
McDonalds Scholarship Application Deadline - Varies
For additional information see www.tmcf.org.
Tier 1 recipients will be awarded either $100,000, $50,000 or $25,000. Tier 2 recipients will receive $20,000 or $10,000 and Tier 3 recipients $5,000.
McDonalds HACER National Scholarship Eligibility Requirements -
Have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage
Be a high school senior
Be a legal U.S. resident
Be younger than 21 years old
Carry a minimum 2.8 GPA
Plan to attend a two-year or four-year college or university with a full-time course of study
Be willing to disclose other scholarship programs that you’ve applied for
Plan to enroll and attend an accredited institution in the academic year after your selection (verification needed, as scholarship funds are paid directly to the schools)
Selection Criteria - The scholarship recipients are selected based on academic achievement, financial need, and community involvement.
McDonalds HACER Scholarship Application Deadline - Fall
For additional information see www.mcdonalds.com.