The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, is awarding 11 Ohio Valley high school seniors $1,000 scholarships through its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. The program, one of the Comcast Foundations signature community investment programs, recognizes students leadership skills, academic achievement and commitment to community service.
Ohio students honored this year are: Surya Castillo of Olney Friends School in Barnesville; Brittley Hill of Martins Ferry High School in Martins Ferry; and Morgan Olmstead of Steubenville High School in Steubenville.
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 programs 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 of Comcast Corporation and Executive 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 tomorrows 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.
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