WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Comcast Foundation has awarded $186,000 in college scholarships through the Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program to 174 high school seniors across Florida for the 2014-2015 school year.
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program provides $1,000 scholarships to students who strive to achieve their potential, who are catalysts for positive change in their communities, who are involved in their schools, and who serve as models for their fellow students. The philosophy behind the program is to give young people every opportunity to prepare for the future and to engage them in their communities. The program also demonstrates the importance of civic involvement, and the value placed on civic involvement by the business community.
In Florida, three exceptional students were selected to receive $5,000 Comcast Founders Scholarships:
- Abigail Hulshult of Mandarin High School in Jacksonville
- Haley Keane of South Plantation High School in Plantation
- Jennifer Lear of Mariner High School in Cape Coral
“The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program is helping Florida’s best and brightest students pursue their dreams and aspirations through higher education,” said Pam Stewart, Commissioner for the Florida Department of Education. “I appreciate the company’s support as we begin this new school year.”
“These scholarship winners have demonstrated exemplary leadership skills in both the classroom and in their communities and have served as models for their fellow students,” said Derek Cooper, Comcast Florida Region Vice President of Government Affairs and Community Investment “We are proud to help support them as they continue on their educational journey.”
Since the inception of the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Program in 2000, more than $21.6 million in scholarships has been awarded to approximately 21,000 deserving students across the country to use toward their pursuit of a higher education. To learn more about the Comcast Leaders and Achievers program, visit the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Facebook page.
About the Comcast Foundation
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities—promoting service, expanding digital literacy, and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $143 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.