The Comcast Foundation has announced the 2017 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program awards in Maryland, the company said.
The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, recognizes the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.
Comcast, joined by Dr. Carol Williamson, Deputy Superintendent, Office of Teaching and Learning at the Maryland State Department; Maryland House Speaker, Michael E. Busch; and other local elected officials and school administrators, recognized the students at a special event in Annapolis.
One hundred and nine recipients of the 2017 Maryland Leaders and Achievers scholarships received USD 1,000. Cienna Bell, a senior at Bowie High School in was awarded a USD 10,000 Comcast Founders Scholarship — instituted in honor of Ralph J. Roberts, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Comcast Corporation — for a total of USD 119,000 awarded this year to Maryland high school students.
Since 2009, Comcast has awarded nearly USD 825,000 in Leaders & Achievers Scholarships to more than 750 students in Maryland. This year, the program will award more than USD 2m in scholarships to more than 2,000 students across the country to help them pursue higher education.
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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 service, expanding digital literacy, and building tomorrow´s leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated nearly USD 200m to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves.