Dunkin’ Donuts and the franchisees of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts are pleased to announce that applications for the 14th Annual Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship Program will be available beginning February 1, 2009. Interested applicants can visit any Dunkin’ Donuts shop in Rhode Island or Bristol County Massachusetts for more information.
Dunkin’ Donuts will award $100,000 in scholarships to high school seniors and college students from Rhode Island and Bristol County, Massachusetts, who excel academically, demonstrate leadership qualities, are involved with the community, and have a clear goal for their future. Dunkin’ Donuts will award 100 recipients each with a $1,000 scholarship.
In the 14 years that local Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees have funded the program, more than $1.4 million in scholarships that have been awarded to area students to help further their education, demonstrating the franchisee’s long-standing commitment to supporting youth and education-based programs in the community.
“Now more than ever, hard working families are watching every penny, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to offer the Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship to the students in our communities once again,” said Joe Prazeres, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee and Chairman of the Dunkin’ Donuts Advertising Committee for the Providence market. “We created this program in an effort to give back to those who support us every day, and we hope that these scholarships will help ease the financial burden of attending college for many of our local families.”
Applicants to the Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship Program must meet the following eligibility criteria:
•High school senior or graduate who plans to enroll or who is already enrolled in a course of study. Students must be enrolled at least half-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.
•A resident of Rhode Island or Bristol County Massachusetts.
Eligible students can receive additional information by visiting participating Dunkin’ Donuts store in Rhode Island and Bristol County Massachusetts. Applications must be completed by March 15, 2009 for consideration. The Dunkin’ Donuts scholarship program is managed by Scholarship America.
For more information and a complete list of Scholarship Program eligibility requirements, please stop by Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Rhode Island and Bristol County Massachusetts or visit www.dunkindonuts.com/scholarship.
Giving back to the community that supports them is a key tenet of the Dunkin’ Donuts philosophy, and the franchisees take pride in supporting such local initiatives as the Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship Program, Special Olympics Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Blood Center and Southcoast Blood Bank, Operation: Support Our Troops, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, the Jimmy Fund, and the
Dunkin’ Dugout at McCoy Stadium.