Comcast Names Florida’s 2013 – 2014 Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Recipients $150,000 in Leaders & Achievers Scholarships Awarded Throughout the State Business Wire TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- April 8, 2013 Comcast today announced the 2013-14 Leaders and Achievers^® Scholarship recipients, awarding more than $150,000 to Florida high school seniors. State Senator Bill Montford, Representative Alan Williams, and other local principals and headmasters joined a group of Leaders and Achievers honorees and Comcast officials for a ceremony held during the opening day of Children’s Week at the State Capitol. “I am excited to see our next generation of leaders recognized for their hard work and community service through this Comcast Leaders and Achievers scholarship,” said Sen. Bill Mortford. “These students have distinguished themselves at such an early age, and we thank Comcast for creating a program that acknowledges these contributions.” “It’s important to recognize these students for their great achievements scholastically and their commitment to community service,” said Derek Cooper, vice president of government affairs at Comcast. “We applaud their decision to pursue higher education. This program demonstrates to them the importance Comcast places on civic involvement and giving back to others in your community.” The Comcast Leaders and Achievers^® Scholarship Program provides $1,000 scholarships to students who strive to achieve their 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. Additionally, three of the 138 scholarship recipients will be selected to receive a $5,000 scholarship for their outstanding accomplishments later this year. To date, Comcast has awarded more than $17 million to more than 17,000 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners throughout the country. About Comcast Foundation The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations.The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities — promoting community service, expanding digital literacy and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $90 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community. Contact: Comcast Bill Ferry, 904-626-2167 (cell) Sr. Dir. of Gov. Affairs email@example.com
Comcast Names Florida’s 2013 – 2014 Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Recipients
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