McDonald's Academic Excellence Award is a one-time only scholarship awarded to African-American high school seniors from the state of Missouri. Students must be attending high school in the St. Louis or Metro East areas.
Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.8 or above and plan to attend a four-year college or university. Students must also demonstrate leadership qualities through volunteer services at Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club, Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center or Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis.
Each year, McDonald's awards over $70,000 in scholarships to 24 African-American high school seniors in the St. Louis and Metro East communities. The scholarship is funded by McDonald's and sponsored by United Negro College Fund (UNCF).
UNCF manages over 400 scholarships that provide college opportunities for 10,000 low- and moderate-income students each year. The scholarships are funded by corporations like McDonald's and cover college tuition, books and room and board.
The deadline for this scholarship is usually in MARCH of each year, and the award amount is usually $3,000.
For more details, visit www.mcdonaldsstl.com/com_academicExcellenceAward.asp