Eric Shapiro wins Dunkin scholarship
Eric Shapiro, a Wilton High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Dunkin Donuts Franchisees.
The award was a part of the 2013 Dunkin’ Donuts Connecticut Franchisee Scholarship Program that provided a total of $50,000 in local scholarships to 50 deserving high school seniors.
The franchisees honored the scholarship recipients at an awards ceremony held at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford. To cap off the event, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman was on hand to deliver a keynote address to the students.
This is the 10th year that Dunkin’ Donuts has administered what has become a very successful scholarship program in Connecticut.
“At Dunkin’ Donuts we are committed to the communities we serve. As a local institution and active community partner, we want to encourage educational achievement in every way possible,” said Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee Michael Batista, who also addressed the students at the event.
The students were selected for the scholarship on the basis of a well-rounded character, including a positive academic record, and demonstrated leadership in school and community activities.
The competition was rigid with over 3,000 Connecticut students applying for the 50, $1,000 scholarships offered by the Dunkin’ Donuts.