Marisa Mitrano, a 2014 graduate of Hall High School in West Hartford, has been selected as a recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.

Mitrano, who will attend the University of Notre Dame, was one of only 25 area students selected from nearly 300 applicants to receive a scholarship. RMHC of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts awarded a grand total of $50,000 to local students this year.

Scholarship applicants were scrutinized by a panel of judges in several categories including academic achievement, community involvement and financial need. RMHC of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts awarded funds to graduating high school seniors who will be attending college in the fall through two scholarship programs: first through the RMHC Scholars Program which provides monies to graduating high school seniors regardless of race or ethnicity; and secondly through the RMHC Hispanic American Commitment to Education Resources Program (HACER) Scholarship, which is awarded to students with at least one parent of Hispanic origin. The scholarship program is supported by the Connecticut and Western Massachusetts McDonald's Owner/Operator Association (CWMMOA).