Select New England Dunkin’ Donuts franchises continued this year in their tradition of supporting local youth through the awarding of college scholarships. Each year, Dunkin’ Donuts awards scholarships to 100 high school seniors and college students from Rhode Island and Bristol County, Massachusetts, who excel academically, demonstrate leadership qualities, and are involved with the community. In the 14 years that local Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees have funded the program, more than $1.4 million in scholarships has been awarded to area students to help further their education.

“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,” says Joe Prazeres, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee and chairman of the Dunkin’ Donuts Advertising Committee for the Providence, Rhode Island, market. “We are so proud of this year’s recipients, and know that they will be successful in whatever paths they choose to follow.”

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