PHILADELPHIA, PA--(July 29, 2021)--Dunkin' and its greater Philadelphia-area franchisees, in partnership with Scholarship America, today announced the recipients of its 12th 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. Students were selected from more than 900 applicants based on their academic record, demonstrated leadership, and proven commitment to their school and local community. Dunkin’ and its franchisees in the greater Philadelphia-area will award these recipients with a $2,000 academic scholarship to pursue an undergraduate degree at an accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school of their choice in the fall.
Six students throughout South Jersey counties have just been announced as recipients of the twelfth annual Dunkin’ Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program.
The 2021 Dunkin’ Regional Scholarship recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at Cherry Street Pier. More details on the awards ceremony to come later this week. Please let us know if you are interested in coming out to cover the celebration!
Recipient: Abigail Smith
Hometown: Hammonton, NJ
High School: Hammonton High School
Bio: Abigail Smith is a recent graduate from Hammonton High School, where she was the National Honor Society Vice President. In addition, Smith was a Team Captain for Field Hockey and Track & Field and earned nine Varsity Letters in three sports throughout high school. In her free time, Abigail enjoyed participating in a variety of service-oriented clubs. This fall, Abigail will attend Stockton University, where she plans to pursue a degree in Health Sciences.
Recipient: Amanda Neve
Hometown: Browns Mills, NJ
University: University of Miami
Bio: Amanda Neve is a recent graduate from Pemberton Township High School and Rowan College at Burlington County, Class of 2021, where she received her Associate’s Degree in Biology. Neve graduated with high honors in high school and college and graduated top 10 in her class at Pemberton Township High School. This fall, Amanda will attend University of Miami, where she plans to pursue a degree in Biochemistry And Molecular Bio.
Recipient: Raphael Littwin
Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ
University: University of Pennsylvania
Bio: Raphael Littwin is a recent graduate from Cherry Hill High School West, where he was the Valedictorian of his graduating class. Littwin was involved in Student Government, Peer Leaders, National Honor Society, and a member of the Varsity Volleyball Team. Raphael also held leadership positions throughout high school, including DECA Chapter President, Principal’s Advisory Council Member, Spanish Honor Society President, and Jewish Student Union President. This fall, Raphael will attend the University of Pennsylvania.
Cape May County
Recipient: Julia Knopp
Hometown: Ocean View, NJ
University: Northeastern University
Bio: Julia Knopp is a recent graduate from Ocean City High School where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Knopp was a member of the National Honor Society and a 4-Year Varsity Spring Track Athlete. In her free time during the summer, Julia worked at an ice cream shop.
Recipient: Kelly Wei
Hometown: Sewell, NJ
High School: Washington Township High School
Bio: Kelly Wei is a recent graduate from Washington Township High School. She held leadership roles during high school, including Class Charge of Class Council Executive Board, Asian American Club President, Yearbook President, Co-President of Freshmen Transition, Secretary of Business Education Honor Society. Wei was also a member of the National English Honor Society. Kelly was awarded Senior Hall of Fame recipient. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and boba. This fall, Kelly will attend Brown University, where she plans to pursue a degree in Computer Science.
Recipient: Alyssa Deevey
Hometown: Robbinsville, NJ
University: Ramapo College of New Jersey
Bio: Alyssa Deevey is a recent graduate from Robbinsville High School, where she was a four-year Principal Honor Roll Student. Deevey participated in Field Hockey and Lacrosse. Alyssa enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, the beach, community service, and church in her free time. Alyssa is a current employee at Dunkin’.
This fall, Alyssa will attend Ramapo College of New Jersey, where she plans to pursue a degree in Nursing.
To date, the Dunkin’ Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program has awarded $500,000 in scholarships to 300 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 Philadelphia franchisees, we are honored to award these 25 exceptional students with the 2021 Dunkin’ Philadelphia Regional Scholarships,” said Perry Shah, local Dunkin’ franchisee and Philadelphia regional advertising committee chairman. “We are proud to continue the tradition to further students’ educational goals in our community as well as celebrate a major milestone this year: providing over half a million dollars to our local students since the program’s inception in 2009!”
The 2021 Dunkin’ Regional Scholarship recipients are as follows:
Atlantic County, NJ
• Abigail Smith: Hammonton, NJ, Hammonton High School
Berks County, PA
Erin Goudie: Douglassville, PA, Daniel Boone Area High School
Grace Prout: Oley, PA, Oley Valley High School
Bucks County, PA
Courtni Daniel: Quakertown, PA, Quakertown Community High School
Isaac Detweiler: Quakertown, PA, Quakertown Community High School
Burlington County, NJ
• Amanda Neve: Browns Mills, NJ, Pemberton Township High School
Camden County, NJ
• Raphael Littwin: Cherry Hill, NJ, Cherry Hill High School West
Cape May, NJ
• Julia Knopp: Ocean View, NJ, Ocean City High School
Chester County, PA
Dylan Devletian: Exton, PA, The Episcopal Academy
Daniel Shen: Landenberg, PA, Kennett High School
Cumberland County, NJ
• Daulton Zeaman: Warminster, PA, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Delaware County, PA
Jacob Delancy: Medford, NJ, Villanova University
Ryan Ngo: Springfield, PA, The Haverford School
Gloucester County, NJ
• Kelly Wei: Sewell, NJ, Washington Township High School
Kent County, DE
• Cole Garlick: Harrington, DE, Milford Senior High School
Lehigh County, PA
Aashika Shah: Orefield, PA, Parkland High School
Ellie Urenko: Macungie, PA, Emmaus High School
Mercer County, NJ
• Alyssa Deevey: Robbinsville, NJ, Robbinsville High School
Montgomery County, PA
Devon Carpenter: Norristown, PA, Norristown Area High School
Catherine Cavanaugh: Lansdale, PA, North Penn High School
New Castle County, DE
• Grace Azevedo: Bear, DE, Ursuline Academy
Northampton County, PA
• Megan Conklin: Easton, PA, Nazareth Area High School
Philadelphia County, PA
Irene Pyo: Los Angeles, CA, University of Pennsylvania
Courtney Wolf: Northfield, NJ, Holy Family University
Emily Wolfe: Downingtown, PA, Drexel University
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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.