Dunkin’ Donuts awarded $27,000 in scholarships to 12 New Hampshire students at the N.H. Statehouse Wednesday, May 18.

Among the students honored was Philip Marquis, of Newmarket, who plans to attend Great Bay Community College next fall.

During the ceremony, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees joined Gov. John Lynch and honored guests for the scholarship presentation at the N.H. Statehouse courtyard.

The students received the scholarships to help pay for their continued education at a post-secondary institution — whether at a four-year, two-year or community technical school. Recipients were chosen based on merit and financial need. To qualify, each student needed a grade-point average of 3.25 or above, substantial volunteer or community service, involvement in school activities and paid work experience.

“At Dunkin’ Donuts we are committed to supporting our guests and the communities where we live and work,” said John Motta, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee in New Hampshire. “These worthy students have proven their dedication to academia and community service and we are proud to support their continued education.”