Dunkin’ Donuts to Award $100,000 in College Scholarships for Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass. Students

Dunkin’ Donuts to Award $100,000 in College Scholarships for Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass. Students

Dunkin’ Donuts accepting applications from local high school seniors through March 15, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -  Dunkin’ Donuts and its franchisees across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts are pleased to announce the 22nd annual Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship Program supporting area high school seniors preparing for college.

Dunkin’ Donuts will award $1,000 each to 100 college-bound high school seniors from Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., as part of the Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship Program. Scholarship awards are based on the student’s academic excellence, leadership qualities and community involvement.

Applications for the Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship Program will be available beginning February 1, 2017. Interested applicants can visit www.dunkindonuts.com/scholarship or any Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in Rhode Island or Bristol County, Mass., for more information. Applications must be received by March 15, 2017 for consideration. The Dunkin’ Donuts scholarship program is managed by Scholarship America.  

Since launching the program in 1996, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees have provided more than $2 million in tuition assistance grants to students to help further their education, demonstrating the franchisees’ long-standing commitment to supporting youth and education programs in their communities.

“We know that paying for college can be a struggle for many families in our communities, so we’ve committed every year to help make college dreams a reality for 100 outstanding students and their families,” said Joe Prazeres, Dunkin’ Donuts Rhode Island franchisee. “Every year, we’re amazed by the talent and determination of these young people, and we’re honored to support their journeys to college.” 

Applicants to the Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship Program must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a high school senior who plans to enroll in a course of study. Students must be enrolled at least part-time in a baccalaureate degree program at an accredited college or university, an associate degree program at an accredited junior or community college, or a certificate program at an approved vocational or technical institute.
  • Be a resident of Rhode Island or Bristol County, Massachusetts.

For more information about Dunkin’ Donuts, please visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/DunkinProv).

(release from Dunkin' Donuts) 

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