ANNAPOLIS (May 17, 2018)—Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded approximately $110,000 in scholarships for the 2018-19 school year to 101 Maryland students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship awarded to the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. Since 2001, more than $28 million has been awarded to nearly 27,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the Leaders and Achievers Program.
"All of our Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners show a strong commitment to their communities and academic achievement," said Mary McLaughlin, Senior Vice President of Comcast's Beltway Region. "We are honored to recognize their accomplishments and look forward to supporting them as they further their education."
Comcast, joined by Bridgette Lundfelt, Director of the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives, Maryland House Speaker Michael E. Busch, and other local elected officials and school administrators, recognized the students at a special event held at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis on Wednesday, May 16. One student, Leah Swindler, a senior at Friendly High School in Prince George's County, was selected to receive an additional $10,000 Comcast Founders Scholarship—instituted in honor of Ralph J. Roberts, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Comcast Corporation.
"I want to congratulate each and every one of these exceptional students and recognize them for their impressive achievements," said Maryland Governor Larry Hogan. "Comcast's commitment to our children by investing in their educations is commendable and I am excited to follow these students' journeys as they help shape the future of our state and our nation."
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students who strive to achieve their full 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. The program also demonstrates the importance of civic involvement, and the value placed on civic involvement by the business community. Visit here to learn more.
2018 Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Recipients from Southern Maryland
• John Dodsworth of Calvert High School in Prince Frederick
• Morgan Miller of Northern High School in Owings
• Caitlyn Tolomei of Huntingtown High School
• Elisha Anne Barrientos of Southern Maryland Christian Academy in White Plains
• Madisyn Clark of St. Charles High School in Waldorf
• Loryn Cottle of La Plata High School
• De'Leon La Fleur of Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf
• Ashley Smith of North Point High School in Waldorf
• Diamond Williams of Westlake High School in Waldorf
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports 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.
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's primary mission is to empower communities to thrive by providing access to technology, relevant digital skills and training, and inspiring volunteerism, service and leadership. The Foundation invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on the communities we serve. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated $220 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about how Comcast supports the communities it serves available at www.comcast.com/community.