Comcast NBCUniversal to Provide $2 Million in Scholarships to High School Seniors

Winners of the Leaders and Achievers® Program scholarships.

Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Program Recognizes Successes in and out of the Classroom

Oct. 29, 2019 – Comcast NBCUniversal is pleased to invite high school seniors to apply for the Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program, which recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding community service, exceptional academic performance and strong 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 $33 million in scholarships to approximately 30,000 students in locations across the nation to help them pursue higher education. Last year alone, more than 70 students in Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region, which includes Illinois, Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan, received scholarships.

“We believe in developing the next generation of leaders, and that starts with excelling in the classroom as well as making a positive impact in communities,” said John Crowley, Comcast’s regional senior vice president. “We continue to be impressed with the caliber of applicants and look forward to another great year of recognizing our Leaders and Achievers scholars.”

Applicants to the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program must:

  • Have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership
  • Reside in a community served by Comcast and/or participating NBCUniversal or Telemundo markets. Eligibility will be determined by zip code in the online application
  • 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 2020-2021 academic year
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Be enrolled as a high school senior
  • Demonstrate financial need

For more information or to apply, please visit the application website at  Please direct all email inquiries to or call 1-800-537-4180.  The application deadline is Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at 4:00 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 for more information.

With more than 6,000 local employees, Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region ( serves customers in central and northern Illinois, including the Chicago area, northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan. “Like” Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region on Facebook by visiting @Comcast. “Follow” Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region on Twitter at @ComcastIllinois.

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