WHAT: 20th Annual Ronald McDonald House Charities African America Future Achievers Scholarship Luncheon
WHEN:Friday, May 18, 2012; 11:45 a.m.
WHERE: Houstonian, 111 N. Post Oak, Houston, TX 77024
WHY: Twenty-five outstanding African-American graduating seniors from Houston Area High Schools will be honored this Friday. These students have demonstrated outstanding academic acumen worth recognition. Each student in this honored group will receive a $2,000 scholarship from the Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship Foundation and a special gift.
Anthony Valary will provide motivational remarks as the keynote speaker.
In 1992 the McDonald’s Owners Association of Greater Houston launched the Black History Makers of Tomorrow Scholarship Program and today, it is called the RMHC African-American Future Achievers Scholarship luncheon. This year marks the 20th year that the Black McDonald’s Owners Association Greater Houston has honored AAFA scholars for their outstanding academic achievement and community stewardship.
The RMHC/African American Future Achievers program provides financial support to African American students committed to pursuing post-secondary education in their chosen field at any accredited institution. The program seeks to reward high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities.
A panel of judges selected twenty-five students from several hundred applicants. These judges were looking – not only for high grade point averages, but also at the applicant’s involvement in community service, their leadership roles and at their vision and determination.
The McDonald’s Owner-Operators Association of Greater Houston (MOAGH) represents 310 independently-owned McDonald’s restaurants. MOAGH supports cultural field trips, scholarships and a number of charitable organizations, including Ronald McDonald House Charities, Houston’s Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald McDonald House of Galveston. Connect with MOAGH on twitter at: @mcd_houston .