Dunkin’ and its greater Philadelphia-area franchisees, in partnership with Scholarship America, has announced the recipients of its fourteenth 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.
In Berks County, London Cerullo of Mertztown was chosen for the scholarship. Cerullo is a recent graduate of Brandywine Heights High School School, where she served as a four-year class officer, president of The Future Business Leaders of America, The KeyClub and a Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) officer.
She was a member of the National Honor Society, Business Honor Society, varsity soccer team and Friends Forever Club. Cerullo is a recipient of the Topton Soccer Club Players Scholarship, award winner of the Berks Best Business Award and the Northeast Outstanding Business Student Award. In the fall, Cerullo will be attending Elizabethtown College, where she plans to pursue a degree in Occupational Therapy.
From over 1,730 applicants, Dunkin’ and Scholarship America selected 20 students to receive a $5,000 academic scholarship to an accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school of their choice for fall 2023. 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 $100,000 to the 20 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 $700,000 in scholarships to 340 outstanding high school seniors and college students. The program was founded in 2009 by Dunkin’s Philadelphia-area franchisees 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 20 exceptional students with the 2023 Dunkin’ Philadelphia Regional Scholarships,” said Perry Shah, local Dunkin’ franchisee and Philadelphia regional advertising committee chairman. “We are proud to continue the tradition of furthering students’ educational goals in our community and help lead them to a bright future.”
The 2023 Dunkin’ Regional Scholarship recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2023, at Cherry Street Pier in Philadelphia.
The 2023 Dunkin’ Regional Scholarship recipients are:
Olivia Palmieri: Galloway, NJ, Ocean City High School. London Cerullo: Mertztown, PA, Brandywine Heights High School. Laura VaBilliard: Holland, PA, Council Rock High School South. Sophie Schenkel: Pipersville, PA, Central Bucks High School East. Theodore Rumberger: Westampton, NJ, Rancocas Valley Regional High School. Siehra Lovett: Pine Hill, NJ, Overbrook Senior High School
Alyssa Gallelli: Blackwood, NJ, Washington Township High School. Leon Dang: Chester Springs, PA, Downingtown STEM Academy. Yajat Gupta: Chester Springs, PA, Downingtown East High Schoo. Tyler Debusschere: Wallingford, PA, Strath Haven High School. Mylah Garcia: Dover, DE, Delaware State University. Forum Patel: Allentown, PA, Parkland High School. Ashley Wisser: Trenton, NJ, Steinert High School. Reuben Williams: Lawrenceville, NJ, Rider University
. Alexandra Bari: Penn Valley, PA, William Penn Charter School. Maanvi Sarwadi: Bear, DE, MOT Charter High School. Austin Martellucci: Easton, PA, Easton Area High School. Olivia Zhao: Philadelphia, PA, Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School. Rhea Kumar: Philadelphia, PA, Temple University. Evelyn Huang: Philadelphia, PA, University of Pennsylvania.