EG Students Receive Scholarships From Dunkin’ Donuts
Dunkin’Donuts Awards $105,000 in Scholarships to Area Students
East Greenwich Students Receive Scholarships from Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisees of Rhode Island and Bristol County, Massachusetts
Providence, RI – August 29, 2012 – Local students Phoebe
Hughes of East Greenwich High School and Shannon O’Rourke of Rocky Hill School, were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees of Rhode Island and Bristol County, Massachusetts, recently, as part of the 17th Annual Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship program.
This year, Dunkin’ Donuts awarded a $1,000 scholarship to one member of the senior class in each high school in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Massachusetts
who excelled academically, demonstrated leadership qualities, and was involved with the community. More than 100 scholarships were awarded throughout the area.
In the 17 years that local Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees have funded the scholarship program, more than $1.7 million in scholarships have been awarded to area students to help
further their education, demonstrating the franchisee’s long-standing commitment to supporting youth and education-based programs in the community.
“Since the inception of this program, the need for scholarships has increased exponentially,” said Rob Bastista Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee. “We are so proud to offer this initiative to our loyal guests who support us each day, and we hope that these scholarships will
help ease the financial burden of achieving a college education for local families.”
For more information, please visit Dunkin' Donuts locations in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Massachusetts
or visit www.dunkindonuts.com/scholarship.
About Dunkin' Donuts
Giving back to the community that supports them is a key
tenet of the Dunkin’ Donuts philosophy, and the franchisees take pride in supporting such local initiatives as the Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship Program, Special Olympics Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Blood Center and Southcoast Blood Bank, Operation: Support Our Troops, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, the Jimmy Fund, and the Dunkin’ Dugout at McCoy Stadium.
Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the regular/decaf coffee, iced coffee, hot flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for five years running. The company has approximately 10,000 restaurants in 32 countries worldwide. In 2010, Dunkin' Donuts' global system-wide sales were $6 billion. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DNKN). For more
information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.