Dunkin’ Donuts and its franchisees in the Greater Philadelphia region announced the 25 area students selected as recipients of the inaugural Dunkin’ Donuts Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program.

Dunkin’ Donuts is awarding a total of $25,000 to these local students who were selected based on their positive academic record, their demonstration of leadership ability, and a commitment to their schools and communities. Each student is receiving a $1,000 scholarship to pursue a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two year or four year college, university, or vocational-technical school this fall.

“On behalf of Dunkin’ Donuts, I want to congratulate these students for being selected as the first recipients of the Dunkin’ Donuts Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program,” says Perry Shah, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee and chairman of the Dunkin’ Donuts Advertising Committee for the Philadelphia market. “We created this program as an extension of our local commitment to this region and to help support the people who support us every day. These exemplary young men and women represent the towns and neighborhoods where we all live and work. We are very proud of their accomplishments and wish them continued success as they continue to help keep our region running.”

The Dunkin’ Donuts scholarship program is managed by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals.

The 2010 recipients were selected by Scholarship America from thousands of applications. The program was open to high school seniors living in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Kent and New Castle Counties in Delaware who met certain academic and community criteria.

The 2010 Dunkin’ Donuts Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program Recipients include: Elizabeth Baker of Felton, Delaware; Carissa Carlson of Bear, Delaware; Joshua Carty of Williamstown, New Jersey; Christopher Dampf of Sewell, New Jersey; Diana Dubs of Green Lane, Pennsylvania; Timothy Flank of Sewell, New Jersey; Jonathan Fried of Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania; Zachary Gayner of Allentown, Pennsylvania; Jhi-Eun Gu of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey; Angela Hui of Dover, Delaware; Chelsea Hutchings of Burlington, New Jersey; Elaine Liu of Princeton Junction, New Jersey; Samantha Napierkowski of Philadelphia; Sean Naylor of Philadelphia; Victoria Resh of Hamburg, Pennsylvania; Emily Rivers of Robbinsville, New Jersey; Jonathan Rosenbaum of Churchville, Pennsylvania; Matthew Schick of Robbinsville, New Jersey; Kerstin Shukaitis of Magnolia, New Jersey; Kathleen Sindoni of Blenheim, New Jersey; Erin Smith of Collegeville, Pennsylvania; Adam Sosnowik of Wilmington, Delaware; Jeffery Sullivan of Harrington, Delaware; Michelle Waldron of Hamburg, Pennsylvania; and Amanda Woodward of Barrington, New Jersey.

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