Dunkin’ Donuts and the franchisees of Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts have kicked off the 19th annual Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship Program, which awards a $1,000 scholarship to 100 college-bound high school seniors in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass.
In the 19 years that local Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees have funded the program, nearly $2 million in scholarship money has been awarded to students to help further their education, demonstrating the franchisees’ long-standing commitment to supporting youth and education-based programs in their communities.
“Since the inception of this program, the need for scholarships has grown tremendously with each passing year,” said Joe Prazeres, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee. “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.”
Applicants to the Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship Program must submit their applications to the program by March 15 for consideration and plan to enroll in a course of study at least part time at an accredited college or vocational institute. An awards ceremony acknowledging the recipients will be held in June. •