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3:41 AM / Wednesday June 26, 2019

7 Jun 2019

Comcast NBCUniversal awards $77,500 in scholarships to 28 Southeast Pennsylvania high school seniors

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June 7, 2019 Category: Color Of Money Posted by:

TREVOSE, Pa.- Comcast NBCUniversal recently announced that it has awarded approximately $77,500 in scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year to 28 Southeast Pennsylvania students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers scholarship program. Students are selected for their outstanding community service, academic performance, and leadership skills. The award, funded by the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, is a one-time, $2,500 scholarship to be used toward undergraduate education-related expenses. Since 2001, more than $33 million has been awarded to nearly 30,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the program.

“Our Leaders and Achievers scholarship winners are exceptional students who are committed to academic excellence and community service,” said Stephanie L. Kosta, vice president of government affairs, Comcast Freedom Region. “We are honored to recognize their achievements and excited to support them as they continue their educational journeys.”

Comcast, joined by Councilwoman Cherelle Parker(D- 9th Dist.), recognized the students at a special event held at the Comcast Technology Center Wednesday, May 29, which included NBC10 Philadelphia anchor and reporter Rosemary Connors as the emcee. One student, Cindy Phuong, a resident of Philadelphia and student at Central High School, was selected to receive a $10,000 Comcast Founders Scholarship, instituted in honor of Ralph J. Roberts, founder and chairman emeritus of Comcast Corporation.

“I want to commend each of the recipients for their hard work and perseverance. They have earned this recognition,” Parker said. “I also want to thank Comcast for their unwavering commitment to education. By providing these scholarships, Comcast is not only eliminating a barrier to higher education for the recipients, but it is inspiring countless others to strive to achieve their goals.”.

In total, Comcast will award $210,000 in Leaders & Achievers scholarships to 78 high school seniors across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the 2019-20 school year.

2019 Comcast Leaders and Achievers(r) Scholarship Winners from Southeast Pennsylvania:

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS (by county where student resides)

Bucks County

Andrea Garrido, Central Bucks High School South

Zach Rudisill, Northeast High School

Avi Gajjar, Pennsbury High School

Chester County

Lauren Devletian, Episcopal Academy

Luke Cowart, Unionville High School

Delaware County

Jessica Ding, Marple Newtown High School

Abigail Peichel, Springfield High School

Montgomery County

Chidera Obi-Eyisi, Wissahickon High School**

Janis Song, PA Leadership Charter School

Sara Yi, Lower Moreland High School

Ava Rosen, Plymouth Whitemarsh High School

Philadelphia County

Sebleh Alfa, West Catholic Preparatory High School**

Molly Bevenour, Central High School

Jadyn Branch, MaST Community Charter School**

Josiah Findley, George Washington Carver High School of Engineering & Science

Kevin Hawthorne, Roman Catholic High School**

Az’Zahaier Miles, Abraham Lincoln High School

Quynh Nguyen, Philadelphia High School for Girls

Alondra Perez, Community Academy of Philadelphia

Lisa Phan, Girard Academic Music Program

Cindy Phuong, Central High School*

Zena Qoraan, Kensington Health Sciences Academy

Keilyn Rodriguez-Nunez, Northeast High School**

Brenda Shou, John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School

Caren Teague, Constitution High School

Khalesha Williams, Merion Mercy Academy

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Tymir Williams, Father Judge High School

Huiying Xiao, Central High School

*: $10K Comcast Founders Scholarship recipient

**: iPad raffle prize winners

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