Leaders and Achievers program recognizes successes in and out of the classroom with $2 million in scholarships
November 14, 2018 – Comcast NBCUniversal is inviting high school seniors to apply for the Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. Comcast Leaders and Achievers are students who have been 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, Comcast NBCUniversal has awarded more than $30 million in scholarships to approximately 28,000 students in locations across the nation to help them pursue higher education. Last year alone, 175 high school seniors in Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region, which includes Illinois, Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan, received scholarships.
“Leaders and Achievers recipients are not only good students, they’re committed to their communities and their neighbors.” said John Crowley, Comcast’s regional senior vice president. “Winners I’ve met in the past really inspired me, because even at such a young age, they recognize the importance of giving back, and many of them have done some amazing volunteer work.”
Scholarship applicants must:
- Have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity, and leadership;
- Reside in one of the communities listed on the program website;
- Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2019-2020 academic year
- Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent);
- Be enrolled as a high school senior; and
- Demonstrate financial need.
For more information or to apply, visit https://comca.st/2QGXhe1, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-537-4180. In 2019, scholarship guidelines allow students to self-nominate. The application deadline is Friday, December 7, 2018, at 4 p.m. CST.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with three primary businesses: Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, and Sky. Comcast Cable is one of the United States’ largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the Xfinity brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the Xfinity brand. NBCUniversal is global and operates 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. Sky is one of Europe’s leading media and entertainment companies, connecting customers to a broad range of video content through its pay television services. It also provides communications services, including residential high-speed internet, phone, and wireless services. Sky operates the Sky News broadcast network and sports and entertainment networks, produces original content, and has exclusive content rights. Visit https://comca.st/2QJA8HV for more information.
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About the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation
The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation’s primary mission is to empower communities to thrive by providing access to technology, relevant digital skills and training, and inspiring volunteerism, service and leadership. The Foundation invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on the communities we serve. Since its inception, the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation has donated $220 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about how Comcast NBCUniversal supports the communities it serves available at https://comca.st/2QKRKTT.