Dunkin’ of Philadelphia Awards Three Chester County Students with Academic Scholarship

Dunkin' of Philadelphia Awards Three Chester County Students with Academic Scholarship
Recipients of the tenth annual Dunkin’ Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Dunkin’ and its greater Philadelphia-area franchisees, in partnership with Scholarship America, announced the recipients of its tenth annual Regional Scholarship Program, which helps high school seniors and college students in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Kent and New Castle counties in Delaware pursue a part-time or full-time undergraduate degree at the institution of their choice.

From more than 2,000 applicants, Dunkin’ and Scholarship America selected 25 students to receive $2,000 academic scholarships to an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school of their choice in Fall 2019. New for 2019, Dunkin’s Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program was open to current part-time and full-time undergraduate students and high school seniors. Dunkin’ awarded a total of $50,000 to the 25 recipients who were selected based on their academic records, demonstrated leadership skills, and overall commitment to their schools and local communities.

Included were three graduating high school seniors and current college students from Chester County:

Recipient: Jayna Bruno
Hometown: Landenberg, PA
High School: Kennett High School
University: Thomas Jefferson University
Bio: Jayna Bruno is a recent graduate of Kennett High School, where she was the Senior Captain of the soccer team, member of National Honors Society, and in the top five percent of her graduating class. This fall, Jayna will be attending Thomas Jefferson University, where she plans to pursue a degree to become a Physician Assistant.

Recipient: Luke Cowart
Hometown: Kennett Square, PA
High School: Unionville High School
University: Pennsylvania State – Brandywine
Bio: Luke Cowart is a recent graduate of Unionville High School where he received the American Mushroom Institute Community Service Award, the Kennett Area “Be the Change” Award, and the Hearts in Action Scholarship. This fall, Luke will be attending Pennsylvania State – Brandywine, where he plans to pursue a degree in Biology.

Recipient: Molly Hohner
Hometown: Kennett Square, PA
High School: Kennett High School
University: Pennsylvania State University
Bio: Molly Hohner is a recent graduate of Kennett High School where she was President of the Demon Robotics Club and Founder and President of the Society of Women Engineers Next. This fall, Molly will be attending Pennsylvania State University, where she plans to pursue a degree in Industrial Engineering.

To date, the Dunkin’ Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program has awarded $400,000 in scholarships to 250 outstanding high school seniors and college students. The program was founded in 2009 by Dunkin’s Philadelphia-area franchisees as a way to ease the financial burden of college for students throughout the region.

“On behalf of my fellow franchisees, we are honored to award these exceptional students with the 2019 Dunkin’ Regional Scholarships,” said Perry Shah, local Dunkin’ franchisee and Philadelphia regional advertising committee chairman. “As we celebrate the scholarship program’s tenth anniversary, we are so proud to see it continue to grow and support students here in our local communities. We are honored to have the opportunity to further students’ educational goals and look forward to the amazing achievements these future leaders will accomplish.”

The 2019 Dunkin’ Scholarship Award recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony from 12-3 p.m. on Sunday, July 28 at The Touchdown Club at Lincoln Financial Field.

Other 2019 Dunkin’ Scholarship Award Recipients are as follows:

Atlantic County, NJ

  • Chloe Verderber: Galloway, NJ, Absegami High School

Berks County, PA

  • Dana Schultz: Sinking Spring, PA, Wilson High School
  • Joanna Helm: Wyomissing, PA, Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School

Bucks County, PA

  • Dhruv Parekh: Bensalem, PA, Bensalem High School
  • Kaitlyn Kobol: Yardley, PA, Pennsbury High School
  • Luke Faucette: Sellersville, PA, Calvary Baptist School
  • Mikayla Fuentes: Quakertown, PA, Quakertown Community High School
  • Nicholas Eissler: Chalfont, PA, Pennridge High School

Camden County, NJ

  • Sara Gonzalez: Stratford, NJ, Sterling High School

Delaware County, PA

  • Alyssa Maldonado: Newtown Square, PA, Great Valley High School
  • Jesse Hickman: Norwood, PA, Interboro High School

Gloucester County, NJ:

  • Celina Morello: National Park, NJ, Gateway Regional High School
  • John Cooper: Deptford, NJ, Deptford Township High School
  • Katherine Conway: Mantua, NJ, Gloucester County Institute of Technology

Mercer County, NJ

  • Gwenyth Van Doren: Trenton, NJ, Saint Timothy’s School

Montgomery County, PA

  • Ava Rosen: Plymouth Meeting, PA, Plymouth Whitemarsh High School
  • Courtney Sabanas: Lansdale, PA, North Penn High School
  • Daniel Trout: Telford, PA, Souderton Area High School
  • Margaret Bond: Huntingdon Valley, PA, Lower Moreland High School
  • Matthew Purcell: Huntingdon Valley, PA, Father Judge High School
  • Patricia Templeton: Roslyn, PA, Bishop McDevitt High School

New Castle County, DE

  • Alison Candy: Middletown, DE, Appoquinimink High School

Source: Alliance Marketing Partners, 101 W. Elm Street, Suite 220, Conshohocken, PA 19428

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