PHILADELPHIA, March 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunkin' and its greater Philadelphia-area franchisees today announced the launch of its tenth annual Dunkin' Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program, which will award $50,000 in scholarships to area high school and college students.
In partnership with Scholarship America, Dunkin' will award 25 students throughout the greater Philadelphia region with a $2,000 academic scholarship to an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school of their choice in Fall 2019. New for 2019, Dunkin's Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program will be open to current part-time and full-time undergraduate students and high school seniors. Recipients will be selected based on their academic record, demonstrated leadership skills, and overall commitment to their school and local community.
"The Dunkin' Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program is an opportunity for Dunkin' and the Philadelphia-area franchisees to support the local communities that support us as local business owners," said Perry Shah, Dunkin' franchisee and chairman of the Dunkin' Philadelphia advertising committee. "As we celebrate our tenth anniversary, Dunkin' is thrilled to expand the program to include part-time and full-time undergraduate students and high school seniors and award more deserving individuals choosing to continue their education at all levels."
To date, the Dunkin' Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program has awarded $350,000 in scholarships to 225 outstanding high school seniors. The program was founded in 2009 by Dunkin's Philadelphia-area franchisees as a way to ease the financial burden of college for students throughout the region.
Applications for the tenth annual Dunkin' Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program will be accepted through April 15. Applicants must be high school seniors or current undergraduate students who plan to enroll in a part-time or full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in Fall 2019. Applicants must reside and/or be currently enrolled in college in Southeastern PA, Southern NJ, or Kent and New Castle counties DE to be considered. For more information or to apply, visit https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/dunkinphilly/.
Founded in 1950, Dunkin' is America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced regular/decaf/flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin' has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 13 years running. The company has more than 12,800 restaurants in 44 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.
About Scholarship America
Scholarship America was founded in 1958, on the revolutionary idea that community support of scholarships could bring college education within reach for millions of students who couldn't otherwise afford it. Today, we continue those efforts to make postsecondary success a possibility for all students. Scholarship America supports 13,000 scholarship and education assistance programs across the nation and around the world. For more information, visit www.ScholarshipAmerica.org.