Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee group to award over 110 scholarships to Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts high school seniors

Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts are proud to help ease the financial burden of college tuition for local families, as they gear up to award more than 110 scholarships to college-bound high school seniors this year.

2012 marks the 17th year of the successful Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship Program in Southern New England, which recognizes individual students who display proven academic excellence, leadership ability, and community involvement as part of a “well-rounded” character. Since the program was started, more than $2 million has been awarded.

At each high school in the Rhode Island and Bristol County in Massachusetts, one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a college-bound senior. Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners renew their long-standing commitment to helping the local community through charity fundraising and program initiatives, particularly youth and education-based.

These franchisees know that improving the educational opportunities of local youths plants the seeds which will positively benefit the community as a whole down the road.

“Since the inception of this program, the need for scholarships has grown tremendously with each passing year,” says Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee Joe Prazeres. “We are so proud to offer this initiative to our loyal guests who support us every day, and we hope that these scholarships will help ease the financial burden of achieving a college education for local families.”

Students from these Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts towns may be eligible

  • Assonet
  • Bristol
  • Central Falls
  • Coventry
  • Cumberland
  • Dartmouth
  • Dighton
  • East Greenwich
  • Fall River
  • Lakeville
  • Lincoln
  • Middletown
  • New Bedford
  • Newport
  • North Kingstown
  • Norton
  • Pawtucket
  • Portsmouth
  • Providence
  • Raynham
  • Rehoboth
  • Seekonk
  • Somerset
  • Swansea
  • Taunton
  • Wakefield
  • Warwick, and more.

Eligibility requirements for applicants to the Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship Program

Must 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.

Must be a resident of Rhode Island or Bristol County, Massachusetts.

Students are encouraged to apply no later than March 15, 2012, by visiting www.dunkindonuts.com/scholarship or stopping into any Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in Rhode Island or Bristol County, Massachusetts. National nonprofit Scholarship America manages the Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship Program.

Dunkin’ Donuts Independent Franchise Owners is an independent franchisee association

dedicated to protecting and enhancing the business interests of its members.

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