Dunkin’ awards 25 high school seniors and college students with $2,000 in academic scholarships to the institution of their choice
Philadelphia, PA. (July 21, 2020) – Three graduating high school seniors from Gloucester County are among the 25 high school and college students to be named recipients of the 11th annual Dunkin’ Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program.
Dunkin' and its greater Philadelphia-area franchisees, in partnership with Scholarship America, today announced the recipients of its eleventh annual Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program. The program 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.
Recipient: Allison Martin
Hometown: Woodbury, NJ
High School: Woodbury Junior/Senior High School
University: University of Connecticut
Bio: Allison Martin is a recent graduate of Woodbury Junior/Senior High School, where she served as a member of the National Honor Society and the Math and Science leagues. Throughout high school, Martin participated in soccer, gymnastics, and the school band. Martin was honored with the Academic Excellence Award for graduating in the top five of her class and was also honored with the Senior Awards for Math and Science. Martin also achieved the seal of biliteracy by the state of New Jersey for being proficient in both English and Spanish. In her free time, Allison volunteers as a puppy raiser for the non-profit guide dog school, The Seeing Eye. This fall, Allison will attend the University of Connecticut, where she plans to pursue a degree in Nutritional Sciences.
Recipient: Abigail Brown
Hometown: Mickleton, NJ
High School: Kingsway Regional High School
University: Lehigh University
Bio: Abigail Brown is a recent graduate of Kingsway Regional High School and graduated at the top of her class for females. Brown was the recipient of the Kingsway Athletic Achievement Award, Varsity Field Hockey MVP, and Youth Field Hockey Award. During her graduating year, Abigail was also awarded the Kingsway Senior of the Year award, which was based on her citizenship, responsibility, respect, and trustworthiness. This fall, Abigail will be attending Lehigh University, where she plans to pursue a degree in Biology and Pre-Medicine.
Recipient: Madison Kelly
Hometown: Sewell, NJ
High School: Paul VI High School
University: University of Pennsylvania
Bio: Madison Kelly is a recent graduate of Paul VI High School, where she was an AP Scholar with Distinction, AP Capstone Diploma Recipient, and graduated in the top 2% of her class. In addition, Kelly was also the Head Coach for “Girls on the Run,” a nonprofit girls empowerment program, and began a Youth STEM program while attending high school. In her free time, Madison enjoys running, playing lacrosse, reading, and traveling. This fall, Madison will be attending the University of Pennsylvania, where she plans to pursue a degree in Nursing.
From more than 1,500 applicants, Dunkin’ and Scholarship America selected 25 students to receive a $2,000 academic scholarship to an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school of their choice for fall 2020. 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 $450,000 in scholarships to 275 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 25 exceptional students with the 2020 Dunkin’ Regional Scholarships,” said Perry Shah, local Dunkin’ franchisee and Philadelphia regional advertising committee chairman. “We are so proud to see the scholarship program continue to grow each year and support students in our local communities. It is an honor to have the opportunity to further students' educational goals and we look forward to the amazing achievements of these future leaders.”
To celebrate their 2020 Dunkin’ Regional Scholarship, each of the student recipients will enjoy a special visit at their residence from the Dunkin’ Community Cruiser. From July 30th through August 11th, Dunkin’ and its Community Cruiser will celebrate each student by providing a well- deserved coffee break to the recipient’s family and friends. The schedule for the Dunkin’ Community Cruiser visits will be shared with media next week.
The remaining 2020 Dunkin’ Regional Scholarship recipients are as follows:
Atlantic County, NJ
• Alexa Lovell-Thompson: Northfield, NJ, Mainland Regional High School
Berks County, PA
• Ethan Kraycik: Douglassville, PA, Berks Catholic High School
Bucks County, PA
Chris Abraham: Furlong, PA, Central Bucks High School East
Natalie Yim: Doylestown, PA, Central Bucks High School West
Gavin Campbell: Chalfont, PA, Central Bucks High School South
Burlington County, NJ
Arshia Kumar: Burlington, NJ, Burlington City High School
Veronica Figueroa: Burlington, NJ, Bishop Eustace Preparatory School
Camden County, NJ
Hannah Crane: Laurel Springs, NJ, Sterling High School
Andrew Pasco: Haddonfield, NJ, Bishop Eustace Preparatory School
Chester County, PA
• Vijay Anne: Exton, PA, B. Reed Henderson High School
Delaware County, PA
Talia Snyder: Boothwyn, PA, Chichester High School
Jake Dunning: Wallingford, PA, Strath Haven High School
Gloucester County, NJ
Madison Kelly: Sewell, NJ, Paul VI High School
Abigail Brown: Mickleton, NJ, Kingsway Regional High School
Allison Martin: Woodbury, NJ, Woodbury Junior/Senior High School
Mercer County, NJ
Nicholas Vellenga: Ewing, NJ, Ewing High School
Kaitlyn Young: Robbinsville, NJ, Robbinsville High School
Montgomery County, PA
Andrew Talone: Norristown, PA, La Salle College High School
Alyssa Charlton: Glenside, PA, Mount Saint Joseph Academy
Miah Gresh: Schwenksville, PA, Perkiomen Valley High School
New Castle County, DE
• Sam Oberly: Wilmington, DE, Concord High School
Northampton County, PA
• Olivia Watson: Easton, PA, Easton Area High School
Philadelphia County, PA
Cianni Williams: Philadelphia, PA, Germantown Academy
Jessica Lvov: Philadelphia, PA, Central High School
Salem County, NJ
• Leigha Jackson: Pittsgrove, NJ, Arthur P Schalick 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 postsecondary success a possibility for all students. Scholarship America supports 13,000 scholarship and education assistance programs across the nation and around the world.