Comcast Awards $54,000 In Scholarships To Connecticut High School Seniors Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program Recognizes Connecticut Students for their Academic Achievement and Community Service PR Newswire HARTFORD, Conn., May 2, 2013 HARTFORD, Conn., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, has awarded 45 Connecticut high school seniors scholarships through its annual Leaders and Achievers^® Scholarship Program. The program, one of the Comcast Foundation's signature community investment programs, recognizes students' leadership skills, academic achievement and commitment to community service. Comcast, joined by government and elected officials, recognized the students at a special event held at the Connecticut State Capitol today. Forty-four of the 2013 Connecticut Leaders and Achievers recipients received $1,000 scholarships. One student 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 awarded $54,000 worth of scholarships in Connecticut this year. "Comcast works to provide future leaders with opportunities to succeed in higher education and, eventually, the competitive job market," said Mary McLaughlin, senior vice president of Comcast's Western New England Region, which includes Connecticut. "These students are role models in their communities and at their schools. We commend them for their exceptional achievements, and wish them the very best in their future endeavors." The Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program provides one-time $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 be prepared for the future, to engage youth in their communities, and to demonstrate the importance of civic involvement, and the value placed on civic involvement by the business community. Since 2002, Comcast has awarded a total of $440,000 in Leaders & Achievers Scholarships to 408 students in Connecticut. Since the program's inception, more than $17.7 million in scholarship money has been presented to more than 17,000 scholarship winners nationwide. A list of the scholarship recipients in Connecticut is featured below. About the 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 over $116 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. About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news and entertainment cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. 2013 Connecticut Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Recipients First Name Last Name Hometown High School Leanne Aakjar Bristol Bristol Eastern High School Ana Alarcon Hartford Metropolitan Learning Center for Global & International Studies Michael Albergo Guilford Guilford High School Catherine Allegretti Bolton Bolton High School Laura Almonacid Bethel Bethel High School Bailey Amenabar West Hartford Hall High School Nicole Arias Clifton (NJ) Academy of the Holy Family Mary Becker Farmington Northwest Catholic High Ian Chamenko Beacon Falls Woodland Regional High School Shelby Church Clinton The Morgan School Allyson Clark Essex Valley Regional High School Andrew Coburn Middletown Xavier High Michael Conlan Seymour Seymour High School Eddy Cordova New Haven New Haven Academy Zachary duBoulay Westport Hopkins School Lauren Eisenbeis Pawcatuck Stonington High School Shanna Figlewski Wallingford Lyman Hall High School Ana Filigrana Wethersfield Classical Magnet School Amber Gianni Wolcott Wolcott High School Nicole Hausherr Killingworth Haddam-Killingworth High School Caley Henderson West Hartford Kingswood Oxford School Cameron Hotchkiss West Haven Notre Dame High Stefania Jarquin West Haven West Haven High School Catherine Kannam Durham Mercy High Megan Kimball East Hampton East Hampton High School Shannon Laccone Waterbury John F. Kennedy High School Hunter Marcisz New Haven High School In The Community John Mastroianni Farmington Farmington High School Charles Mojcik Shelton Shelton High School Johanna Moreno New Britain E. C. Goodwin V-T School William Moriarty Tolland Tolland High School Dionne Parker Waterbury Sacred Heart High School Kwasiada Robinson New Haven Riverside Educational Academy Kelsey Root Old Saybrook Old Saybrook Senior High School Philip Shattuck Portland Portland High School Ndeye Sylla New Britain New Britain High School Kevin Thompson Wallingford Mark T. Sheehan High School Ayla Toussaint Westbrook Westbrook High School Gabrielle Tudisca Bozrah Norwich Technical High School Kelly Turner New Haven Hill Regional Career High School Abigail Van Vlaenderen Lisbon Norwich Free Academy Ashley Vanaman Middlefield Coginchaug Regional High School Rashawn Vassell Bloomfield Bloomfield High School Simeon Williams Hartford High School Inc. Insurance Finance Academy Sarah Wiszniak Plainville Plainville High School SOURCE Comcast Cable Website: http://www.comcastcorporation.com Contact: Laura Brubaker Crisco, P: 860-505-3445, Laura_Crisco@cable.comcast.com, or Jessica Forrest, P: 860-505-2049, Jessica_Forrest@cable.comcast.com
Comcast Awards $54,000 In Scholarships To Connecticut High School Seniors
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