Write the Next Chapter of Your Story with The McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship

How Success Stories Are Written

To date, more than $33 million in McDonald’s HACER® National Scholarships have been awarded to Hispanic students across the country. The McDonald's HACER® National Scholarship Program offers scholarships up to 30 outstanding Hispanic students from all over the country, and continues to provide educational opportunities to help narrow the gap that exists for Hispanic college-bound students, further reinforcing McDonald’s long-standing commitment to feeding and fostering the diverse communities it serves.

There are three tiers of funds, aimed to help recipients finance their college tuition. Tier 1 recipients are awarded up to $100,000. Tier 2 recipients receive $20,000 or $10,000 and Tier 3 recipients receive $5,000. Recipients are selected based on their academic achievement, community involvement, personal statement and financial need.

The McDonald’s HACER® National Scholarship is now closed. The application period for the 2024-2025 program will open in the fall.


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The McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship Program Presents An American Story

Since 1985 the McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship Program has awarded more than $33 million in scholarship funds to over 17,000 Hispanic students. These are four recipients who used HACER to write the next chapter of their stories. 

Eligibility and Requirements

To find out if you qualify, check our eligibility and requirements page.

Resource Library

We know the college application process can be stressful, so here are some helpful tips for students and parents.

Scholarships & Funding

Learn about college costs and financial aid opportunities.

McDonald’s HACER® Education Tour

Check out the new McDonald’s HACER® Education Tour to help guide parents, teachers and counselors and help students HACER® Más.

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