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Deptford, Mantua students awarded academic scholarships

Press release from Dunkin' Philadelphia Region.

Katherine Conway of Mantua, left, and John Cooper of Deptford were each awarded a $2,000 academic scholarships from Dunkin’ (Dunkin’/Special to The Sun).

Dunkin’ and its greater Philadelphia-area franchisees, in partnership with Scholarship America, are honoring 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..

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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. Two of this year’s winners are Deptford resident John Cooper and Mantua resident Katherine Conway.

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 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 recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 28 at The Touchdown Club at Lincoln Financial Field.

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