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Dunkin' Baltimore/Metro DC Regional Scholarship
Application status: Closed

Dunkin’ and its franchisees are committed to a strong local community. The Dunkin’ Baltimore/Metro DC Regional Scholarship Program has been established to recognize the importance of education and provide support to residents of the community and our extended corporate family. This program will award up to fifty $2,500 scholarships to qualified students throughout the region.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. 

Applicants to the Dunkin’ Baltimore/Metro DC Regional Scholarship Program must:

  • Be current undergraduate students or high school seniors who plan to enroll in part-time or full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire 2024-2025 academic year.
  • High school seniors must be residents of one of the eligible municipalities listed.
  • Undergraduate students must attend school in one of the eligible municipalities listed.
  • Students must show a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) or higher to be eligible.

Dunkin’ full-time or part-time employees who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply.

Students attending or planning to attend accredited two-year colleges or vocational-technical schools are also encouraged to apply.

Franchise owners and dependents are not eligible.

*Eligible municipalities are as follows:

  • Washington DC-related counties: Washington, DC, Charles (MD), Frederick (MD), Montgomery (MD), Prince George’s (MD), St. Mary’s (MD), Washington (MD), Arlington (VA), Clarke (VA), Fairfax (VA), Frederick (VA), Loudoun (VA), Prince William (VA), Shenandoah (VA), Spotsylvania (VA), Stafford (VA), Warren (VA), Berkeley (WV), Jefferson (WV)
  • Baltimore-related counties: Anne Arundel (MD), Baltimore (MD), Calvert (MD), Carroll (MD), Cecil (MD), Harford (MD), Howard (MD), Kent (MD), Queen Anne’s (MD), Talbot (MD)
  • City of Baltimore (MD)

Up to 50 scholarships will be granted. If selected as a recipient, the student will receive:

  • A $2,500 award
  • Awards are for one year only and are not renewable.
  • Awards are one-time only, student may not receive award more than once.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.


Applicants will be notified in June. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Dunkin’. Awards will be paid in one installment in July.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Dunkin’ play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 22, 2024 11:59 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically through the Scholarship America Student Hub.

Dunkin’ has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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