Dunkin’ awards academic scholarship to Karleigh Patton, rising junior at Kutztown University

Dunkin’ and Scholarship America have announced the recipients of its thirteenth annual Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program.

Dunkin’ franchisees are celebrating the thirteenth year by increasing each individual student scholarship award from $2,000 to $5,000 to help ease the financial burden of college.

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From over 1,350 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 2022.

Karleigh Patton, rising junior at Kutztown University, and a native of Reading, was announced as a scholarship recipient for Berks County at an awards ceremony Saturday, July 30, 2022, at The Liberty View at Independence Visitor Center in Philadelphia.

Patton is a Presidential Scholar majoring in Communication Design and double minoring in Business and Social Media Theory. Her leadership roles on campus include serving as Secretary of Visual and Performing Arts on the student government board, a community assistant for Rothermel Hall, as well as being an active member of the Diversity Council. Patton says her proudest achievement thus far in her collegiate career has been co-founding the national youth movement called “Stand Together Against Racism.”

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To date, the Dunkin’ Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program has awarded $600,000 in scholarships to 320 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 2022 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 and, this year, thrilled to offer a larger scholarship award to those recipients!”

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