At Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Southwest, we realize that a serious illness of a child can have a significant emotional and financial impact on the entire family.
Our scholarship program embraces our mission of offering support to ill or injured children and their families. We offer scholarships to applicants who have had a serious childhood sickness or are a sibling in an illness-affected family.
- Must be a graduating high school senior in our 68 county service area.
- Applicant either had/has a serious childhood illness/injury or a sibling who had/has a serious childhood illness/injury.
- (For Dina Jefferies Scholarship only) Been actively involved in local/regional leadership program(s).
Only one application per graduating senior will be accepted. Applicants can only win one scholarship: either the Janice Flemmons Scholarship OR the Dina Jeffries Leadership Scholarship. However, applicants may be considered for both scholarships with this application.
Janice Flemmons Scholarship: $2,000
Focusing on child health. Janice Flemmons, former Chief Financial Officer, retired in 2016 after 15 years. She was instrumental in establishing the scholarship that bears her name, which has provided over $12,000 to area high school students who have been impacted by childhood illness.
Dina Jeffries Leadership Scholarship: $2,500
Focusing on leadership and commitment. Dina Jeffries served as President and CEO of RMHC of the Southwest for 14 years. The Dina Jeffries Leadership Scholarship was established in honor of her exceptional leadership and unconditional commitment to “Keeping families close”.
For Fall 2024 Scholarships, the deadline to apply was March 15, 2024.
Extending the Reach and Impact of Donation Dollars
We not only try to improve the health and well-being of children directly through our programs, but we also work with other non-profit organizations to make an immediate, positive impact on children and their families. Grants to these organizations focus on providing access to health care and extend the reach of RMHC in serving the people of our region.
Pediatric Therapy Room & Zip Line
The West Texas Rehab Center in San Angelo treats 75-90 pediatric patients each day. RMHC recently helped fund the remodeling and relocation of their beautiful, new pediatric program area. Now, parents can stay close to their children receiving their treatment and therapy. Many of the youngsters improve their development by utilizing the zip line that RMHC supplied for their Pediatric Sensory Integration Gym.
Women’s & Children’s Classroom
The Labor and Delivery Classroom located inside Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene is used to educate new moms and dads on various aspects of childbirth, such as labor, delivery, and breastfeeding.