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Dunkin’ Donuts scholarships awarded to Bucks students



Dunkin’ Donuts of Philadelphia, in partnership with Scholarship America, has named the recipients of its eighth annual regional Scholarship Program, which helps high school seniors in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Kent and New Castle counties in Delaware pursue a full-time undergraduate degree at an institution of their choice.

From more than 1,600 nominations, Dunkin’ Donuts 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.

Recipients were selected based on their academic record, demonstrated leadership skills, and overall commitment to their school and local community.

The 2017 Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship Award recipients were honored at an awards ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 5 at Talen Energy Stadium. Honorees and their families were also be invited to attend the Philadelphia Union vs FC Dallas match immediately following the ceremony.

The 2017 Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship Award recipients from Bucks County are:

– Sarah Kelly of Langhorne. Kelly is a recent graduate of Neshaminy High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society and miniTHON. This fall, Sarah will be attending Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where she will be pursing a degree in nursing.

– Joy Zhao of Chalfont. Zhao is a recent graduate of Central Bucks High School South, where she was the vice president of Student Council. She participated in the United States National Youth Orchestra in 2016 and 2017. Also, she is currently a member of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. This fall, she will attend Yale University, where she will be pursing a degree in pre-medicine.

– Dorothy Zhao of Newtown. Zhao is a recent graduate of Council Rock High School North, where she received the John Fisher Citizen Scholar and the 6abc Best of Class. She was also a Presidential Scholar semifinalist and founder of STEM nonprofit E3. This fall, Zhao will attend Princeton University, where she will be pursing a degree in public policy.

– Olivia Qiu of Doylestown. Qiu is a recent graduate of Central Bucks High School East, where she was a National Merit finalist and the public relations officer of Senior Class Council. This fall, she will attend Cornell University, where she will be pursing a degree in biology with a premed track.

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