McDonald’s Education Program for Asian American Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islander students and their support systems.

McDonald’s has been supporting Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) students pursuing their educational dreams for over 15 years. In 2003, McDonald’s/the Asian McDonald’s Operators Association were one of the founding members of APIA Scholars (formerly APIASF), the first organization dedicated to providing scholarships to underserved APIA students. In 2008, McDonald’s started its national college workshop program, a one-stop stop, where trusted guest speakers would arm students and parents with critical information and practical tips to navigate the college admissions process. The workshops have since evolved into the free APA Next Summit with continuously prestigious expert panelists, students and moderators.  Local students and their support systems can attend in person, or watch together online.

Early on, RMHC/ASIA was the scholarships McDonald’s offered to the APIA community.  Now McDonald’s has grown the program, creating the APA Next Education Program which works in partnership APIA Scholars to make college more accessible to Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islander students. This past year, there were 95 McDonald’s/APIA Scholars single or multi-year scholarships awarded. Come check out what McDonald’s APA Next program has to offer—and decide what’s next for you.  

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