Check out the requirements below to find out if the McDonald’s® HACER® National Scholarship is right for you:
You’re a high school senior
You’re a legal U.S. resident
You’re younger than 21 years old
You carry a minimum 2.8 GPA
You’re eligible to attend a two- or four-year college or university with a full-time course of study
You’ll disclose other scholarship programs that you’ve applied for
You’ll enroll and attend an accredited institution in the academic year after your selection (verification needed, as scholarship funds are paid directly to the schools)
You have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage
How are scholarship winners selected?
The scholarship recipients are selected based on:
Personal qualities and strengths as portrayed in a personal interview, either in-person or by phone
Winners are selected by May to June. (Check for emails by mid-February to find out if you are a semi-finalist.)
What materials and documents are required?
No essay is needed. The only other requirements are these documents:
Letter of recommendation to be submitted online
List of community service projects
FAFSA report and/or 1040s
Thank you for applying!
The McDonald’s HACER® National Scholarship Program is now closed. The application period for the 2022-2023 program will open in the fall. To stay updated on the latest news and alerts, sign-up for our emails.