The McDonald's Family Restaurants of Greater Washington, D.C., have announce that it awarded scholarships to area students. Over 500 applications were received and reviewed by a panel of judges that included greater Washington. McDonald's owners and operators.
Christina Dinges and Miguel Hernandez, of Stonewall Jackson High School in Mt. Jackson; Eduardo Juarez, of John Handley High School in Winchester; Lee Martin, of James Wood High School; and Shauneece Mathes, of Millbrook High School, received scholarships.
McDonald's owners and operators awarded the 23 honorees scholarships in amounts of $5,000 or $1,500, which will go directly to the college or university the student plans to attend in the fall. This year, McDonald's is giving away 60 scholarships throughout the Washington area, totaling $105,000.
The scholarship winners were recognized during an award reception on May 6 at the Winchester County Club in Winchester.
Winning students demonstrated dedication to volunteerism, leadership, academic excellence and character. Requirements for applicants included a completed application, a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor or community service leader, and two short essays.
For more information on the McDonald's Educates Scholarship Program and/or the 2013 recipients please contact Jessie Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.585.2606.