McDonald’s is awarding $500K in scholarships to 100 Hispanic students through HACER® More Scholarship program


McDonalds awards scholarships to 100 Hispanic students via Hacer

McDonald's awards scholarships to 100 Hispanic students via Hacer

 February 01, 2021

One hundred college students coast-to-coast are starting their semesters with greater assurance as recipients of the McDonald’s “HACER® More” Scholarship.

This scholarship program is an extension of McDonald’s annual HACER® National Scholarship and is providing assistance to Hispanic students who are still facing financial difficulties due to the pandemic.

Supporting the education of Hispanic students

Through HACER, McDonald’s is awarding $1 million in financial assistance to 130 students this academic year.

“We are honored to continue helping Hispanic students stay on track with their education journey, despite the financial hardships they are facing,” said Michelle Suarez, a Pennsylvania McDonald’s franchisee, McDonald’s Hispanic Marketing Committee Franchisee Lead and HACER® scholarship committee judge. “McDonald’s is celebrating this year’s recipients and their accomplishments and encourages future college students to apply for their opportunity to receive this scholarship as well.”

Teaming up with Latina game changers

With many students and their families continuing to face education-related financial stress, McDonald’s invites students to apply for a HACER® National Scholarship.

Additionally, to help students take the often-daunting first steps in applying, McDonald’s has teamed up with Latina game changers:

  • “Gentefied” actress and writer, Julissa Calderon
  • actress and dancer, Jeanine Mason
  • entrepreneur and founder of “Hija de Tu Madre,” Patty Delgado

Each will use their voices to encourage students to pursue their educational dreams.

Read how Michelle Suarez asked Julissa, Jeanine and Patty some questions to get their perspective and advice for college-bound students and prospective HACER applicants.


Providing college scholarships and resources for Hispanics

The McDonald’s HACER® National Scholarship is one of the largest programs committed to providing college scholarships and resources for Hispanics, having awarded $32.5 million to more than 17,000 college students pursuing their higher education dreams.

The McDonald’s HACER® National Scholarship is just one of many company initiatives created to serve up bright futures and provide opportunity for education and skills in the communities McDonald’s serves.

These efforts also include the HACER® Education Tour, which provides information to navigate the college application process, the Black & Positively Golden Mentors Program, which pairs industry leaders with up-and-coming changemakers in the same fields, hosting webinars such as Classroom Convos which focus on topics currently impacting Asian and Pacific Islander American students, and the Archways to Opportunity program for restaurant crew which provides educational resources to eligible employees at participating U.S. restaurants.


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