Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $175,000 in Scholarships to High School Seniors in Region

Leaders and Achievers Participants

Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program Recognizes Students’ Achievements
Both In and Out of the Classroom

July 20, 2020 – Comcast NBCUniversal today announced it has awarded $175,000 in scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program to 70 students in its Greater Chicago Region, which includes Central and Northern Illinois, Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan. 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, about $33 million has been awarded to about 30,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the Leaders and Achievers program.

“We’re exceptionally proud of this year’s Leaders and Achievers scholarship winners,” said John Crowley, Comcast’s Regional Senior Vice President.  “These students not only did well academically, they recognized the importance of service and volunteerism in their communities.  This talented and committed group is our future generation of leaders, and Comcast NBCUniversal is proud to support them as they continue their education.”

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes high school seniors for their community service, academic performance, and leadership skills. These scholarships are provided to give young people the opportunity to continue their education to better compete in tomorrow’s workplace. Applicants to the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program must demonstrate academic excellence, commitment to community service, and outstanding qualities in character, integrity, and leadership.

Visit here to learn more about the program.

About Comcast
Comcast Corporation 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 www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

With around 6,000 local employees, Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region (https://chicago.comcast.com) 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.

About Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation
The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation continues the work of the foundations founded by Comcast Corporation and NBCUniversal to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on the communities we serve. Its mission is to empower communities to thrive by helping to provide access to technology, relevant digital skills and training, and inspiring volunteerism and service. More information about how Comcast NBCUniversal supports the communities it serves is available at comcast.com/community.

Comcast Greater Chicago Region

2020 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Recipients

Alfonso Acevedo Oak Park & River Forest High School Oak Park IL
Valerie Alvarez Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy High School Chicago IL
Sullivan Anderson Jones College Preparatory High School Chicago IL
Mohammad Aun Mather High School Chicago IL
Arturo Ballesteros Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School Chicago IL
Louis Baser Lincoln-Way Central High School New Lenox IL
Abigail Beck Culver Academies Culver IN
Markus Becton St. Joseph High School Westchester IL
Giselle Benitez Valdez Bolingbrook High School Bolingbrook IL
Audrey Bixby Rolling Meadows High School Rolling Meadows IL
Tia Brown Kenwood Academy High School Chicago IL
Madalyn Buxbaum Hobart High School Hobart IN
Alexandria Cannon Waubonsie Valley High School Aurora IL
Jenny Chen Payton College Preparatory High School Chicago IL
David Chu Hinsdale Central High School Hinsdale IL
Paulina Cobos Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Chicago IL
Kennedy Cole Lindblom Math & Science Academy High School Chicago IL
Maria Drobny Lyons Township High School La Grange IL
Yanni Economos Mather High School Chicago IL
Thomas Edgar St. Charles East High School St. Charles IL
Gwendolynn Franklin Winnebago High School Winnebago IL
Thomas Gaita Wheaton Warrenville South High School Wheaton IL
Ryan Harmelink Goshen High School Goshen IN
Lluvia Hernandez Aguirre Rich East Campus High School Park Forest IL
Tri Ho William H. Taft High School Chicago IL
Chloe Honchar Lincoln-Way East High School Frankfort IL
Kayla Huang Whitney M. Young Magnet High School Chicago IL
Syed Hussaini Waukegan High School Waukegan IL
Kaitlyn Jackson Homewood Flossmoor High School Flossmoor IL
Therese Jaeger Carl Sandburg High School Orland Park IL
Erin Johnson LaPorte High School LaPorte IN
Grace Johnson Lincoln-Way West High School New Lenox IL
Haya Khalaf Aqsa School Bridgeview IL
Aidan Khoury Peoria Notre Dame High School Peoria IL
Abigail Koch Tremont High School Tremont IL
Teresa Kottkamp Trinity School at Greenlawn South Bend IN
Jovanni Laporte Bartlett High School Bartlett IL
Ruotong Li Lincoln Park High School Chicago IL
Nancy Limon Infinity Math Science & Technology High School Chicago IL
Deannah Lovegren Lane Technical College Preparatory High School Chicago IL
Therese Malinowski Downers Grove South High School Downers Grove IL
Crystal Mariscal Intrinsic Schools Chicago IL
Margarita Medina East Aurora High School Aurora IL
Marteena Mendel-Duckins Larkin High School Elgin IL
Izabella Mims-Haddad Lincoln Park High School Chicago IL
Ty Mickiewicz Brandywine Senior High School Niles MI
Adrian Nava Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Chicago IL
Joseph Ngo Grant Community High School Fox Lake IL
Moyosoreoluwa Odugbemi Chicago Vocational Career Academy High School Chicago IL
Kaylie Perez DeVry University Advantage Academy Chicago IL
Luke Prairie Momence High School Momence IL
Samantha Reyes John Hancock College Prep High School Chicago IL
Pryce Rhodes Lutheran School Association Decatur IL
Bukola Rinola South Shore International College Preparatory High School Chicago IL
Michelle Roberts Mt. Zion High School Mt. Zion IL
Ashley Rogers Golder College Prep Chicago IL
Kennedy Rozier West Side Leadership Academy Gary IN
John Russell Homewood Flossmoor High School Flossmoor IL
Twisha Shah Wauconda Community High School Wauconda IL
Elaine Sun Neuqua Valley High School Naperville IL
Osman Syed Hoffman Estates High School Hoffman Estates IL
Glen Tharp Fairfield Junior-Senior High School Goshen IN
Andrea Tipton West Chicago Community High School West Chicago IL
Jessie Vazquez Muchin College Prep Chicago IL
Mauranne Vernier Evanston Township High School Evanston IL
Connie Vi Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School Bradley IL
Elizabeth Villarreal Oregon High School Oregon IL
Amaya Wiekerson Northside College Preparatory High School Chicago IL
Ainslee Wong West Aurora High School Aurora IL
Malaika Zaidi Maine West High School Des Plaines IL

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