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The Comcast Foundation awards 2017 Leaders and Achievers Scholarships to New Jersey, Pennsylvania high school seniors

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June 22, 2017 Category: Local Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO:  Some of the 178 Pennsylvania Leaders and Achievers scholarship recipients who attended the ceremony at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.

 

Jacob Bauldock received the $10,000 Comcast Founders Award from NJ Commissioner of Education Kimberley Harrington (left) and Comcast Vice President of Government & Regulatory Affairs Stephanie Kosta.

The Comcast Foundation recently recognized its 2017 class of Leaders and Achievers Scholarship recipients during two ceremonies held in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, respectively. The Leaders and Achievers awards program recognizes the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.

Each recipient received a $1,000 scholarship. One deserving student from each state had their $1,000 scholarship turned into a $10,000 Comcast Founders Scholarship – instituted in honor of Ralph J. Roberts, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Comcast Corporation. Ten Samsung Galaxy tablets were raffled off at the NJ ceremony, while five laptop computers were raffled off at the PA ceremony for students to use at college.

At the New Jersey ceremony, held May 9th at the Trenton War Memorial, $97,000 in scholarships was awarded to 88 high school seniors from across the state.

Leaders and Achievers scholarship recipients from Chester County, Pennsylvania, (from left), PA Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera, Comcast Vice President of Government & Regulatory Affairs Stephanie Kosta; Priyanka Chunduru, Kameron Reeves, Portia Wiggins, and Lisa Birmingham, VP External and Governmental Affairs, Comcast.

Jacob Bauldock, a resident of Willingboro, New Jersey, and student at Burlington County Institute of Technology, was selected to receive the $10,000 Comcast Founders Scholarship. Comcast was joined by New Jersey Commissioner of Education Kimberley Harrington, who recognized the students’ accomplishments during the ceremony.

Ayoola Ogunyimika, heading off to Rutgers University in the fall,
with her parents at the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Ceremony in Trenton.

At the Pennsylvania ceremony, held May 23rd at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, $188,000 in scholarships was awarded to 178 high seniors from across the state. Adrianna Mowrer, of Perkiomen, Pa., was selected to receive the $10,000 Comcast Founders Scholarship.

Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera, and City of Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse joined Comcast in recognizing the students and their families for their accomplishments.

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