Philadelphia, PA. On June 16, 2019, 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.
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
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.
The South Jersey Scholarship Award Recipients are as follows:
Atlantic County Recipient: Chloe Verderber Hometown: Galloway, NJ High School: Absegami High School University: Rider University
Bio: Chloe Verderber is a recent graduate of Absegami High School where she graduated with honors. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Tri-Music Honor Society, and the Math Honor Society. This fall, Chloe will be attending Rider University, where she plans to pursue a degree in Elementary Education.
Camden County Recipient: Sara Gonzalez Hometown: Stratford, NJ High School: Sterling High School University: The College of New Jersey
Bio: Sara Gonzalez is a graduate of Sterling High School and a rising sophomore at The College of New Jersey. In high school, Sara was ranked third in her class, a member of the National Honor Society, a part of the National Hispanic Recognition Program, and a recipient of the Varsity Tennis Award and the Coach’s Choice Award. So far at The College of New Jersey, she has become a part of the Women in Learning and Leadership Program, Operation LEAD Program, the Honors Program, Union Latina, and is a Community Advisor all while seeking a degree in English Education.
Gloucester County Recipient: Katherine Conway Hometown: Mantua, NJ High School: Gloucester County Institute of Technology University: Rutgers University Camden
Bio: Katherine Conway is a rising junior at Rutgers University Camden. Katherine volunteers with TOPSports Baseball and is a Raptor Ambassador. Katherine is currently studying to become a pediatric nurse.
Recipient: John Cooper Hometown: Deptford, NJ High School: Deptford Township High School University: University of Pennsylvania
Bio: John Cooper is a recent graduate of Deptford Township High School, where he was the Vice President of his class, a member of the swim team, and a recipient of the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Award. This fall, John will be attending the University of Pennsylvania, where he plans to pursue a degree in Biolog
Recipient: Celina Morello Hometown: National Park, NJ High School: Gateway Regional High School University: Rutgers University
Bio: Ceilna Morello is a recent graduate of Gateway Regional High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Spanish Club, Book Club, and the Madrigals Choir. A captain of the field hockey team and manager for the girls’ basketball team, she also enjoys track and field, and lacrosse. This fall, Celina will be attending Rutgers University, where she plans to pursue a degree in Biology.
Other area scholarship winners were:
Berks County, PA
Dana Schultz: Sinking Spring, PA, Wilson High School
Joanna Helm: Wyomissing, PA, Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School
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
Chester County, PA
Jayna Bruno: Landenberg, PA, Kennett High School
Luke Cowart: Kennett Square, PA, Unionville High School
Molly Hohner: Kennett Square, PA, Kennett High School
Delaware County, PA
Alyssa Maldonado: Newtown Square, PA, Great Valley High School
Jesse Hickman: Norwood, PA, Interboro High School
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
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About Scholarship America
Scholarship America was founded in 1958, on the revolutionary idea that community support of scholarships could bring college education within reach for millions of students who couldn’t otherwise afford it.
Today, we continue those efforts to make post secondary success a possibility for all students. Scholarship America supports 13,000 scholarship and education assistance programs across the nation and around the world.