Comcast Awards $92,000 In Scholarships to New Jersey High School Seniors

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Comcast Awards $92,000 In Scholarships to New Jersey High School Seniors

Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program Recognizes Students for their Academic Achievement and Community Service
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Press Release
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 9:15pm

(3BL Media) Trenton, NJ - May 16, 2012 - The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and to enrich lives, is awarding 83 New Jersey high school seniors $1,000 scholarships through its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. One of the Comcast Foundation's signature community investment programs, Leaders & Achievers recognizes students' leadership skills, academic achievement and commitment to community service.

Comcast officials were joined by New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno and state legislators in recognizing the students at a special event held Tuesday at the Trenton War Memorial.

Comcast also awarded Adeima Ibanga, of Charles E. Brimm Medical Arts High School in Camden, a $10,000 Comcast Founders Scholarship - instituted in honor of Ralph J. Roberts, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Comcast Corporation. After a prize drawing, 10 students were also given personal notebook computers to use at college.

"In the state of New Jersey, we are committed to helping our young people gain access to quality education and opportunities for personal success," said Lt. Governor Guadagno. "Comcast shares in that commitment and through programs like Leaders and Achievers, is investing in a bright future for us all."

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 its value to the business community.

Each year, Comcast works with high school principals, guidance counselors and school administrators to select the scholarship recipients. Since the program's inception there have been over 17,000 scholarship winners totaling more than $17.2 million.

"Comcast is proud of its Leaders & Achievers scholarship recipients. They represent some of the best and brightest high school seniors who also demonstrate civic involvement in the communities we serve across the country," said Charisse Lillie, Vice President, Community Investment, Comcast Corporation and President of the Comcast Foundation. "We are thrilled to support their educational efforts with these scholarships."

 

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 $108 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
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq:  CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.