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25 May 2018

Comcast NBCUniversal awards $74,000 in scholarships to 65 greater Philadelphia area high school seniors

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May 25, 2018 Category: Local Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO:  Our 2018 Class of Leaders & Achievers Scholarship recipients from Greater Philadelphia (who were able to attend the ceremony in person).

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Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship program recognizes students’ achievements both in and out of the classroom

 

Trevose, PA–Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded approximately $74,000 in scholarships for the 2018-19 school year to 65 area students from Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program.

The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship awarded to the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. Since 2001, more than $28 million has been awarded to nearly 27,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the Leaders and Achievers Program.

PA L&A 2018_Founders Scholarship Winner: (L-R): Stephanie Kosta, Comcast Regional Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs; Morgan Bacon, 2018 Comcast Founders Scholarship recipient; Otis Hackney, Chief Education Officer, City of Philadelphia.
(Comcast Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)

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

Comcast recognized the students at a special event held at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. One student, Morgan Bacon, a resident of Philadelphia and student at Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration 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.

In total, Comcast will award $205,000 in Leaders & Achievers scholarships to 187 high school seniors across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the 2018-19 school year.

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students who strive to achieve their full 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.

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