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

Rhode Island and Bristol County, MA – January 25, 2016 – Dunkin’ Donuts and its franchisees across Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts are pleased to announce the 21st annual Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship Program supporting area high school seniors preparing for college.
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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, 2016. Interested applicants can visit www.dunkindonuts.com/scholarship or any Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in Rhode Island or Bristol County, Mass., for more information. The deadline to submit applications is March 15, 2016.
Over that last two decades, 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:
o 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.
o Be a resident of Rhode Island or Bristol County, Massachusetts.
For more information and a complete list of Scholarship Program eligibility requirements, please visit www.dunkindonuts.com/scholarship or Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass.
Applications must be received by March 15, 2016 for consideration. The Dunkin’ Donuts scholarship program is managed by Scholarship America.

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