This summer, Comcast contributed $60,000 in one-time college scholarships to 36 Utah high school seniors through the 2015 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. A random drawing also provided ten of the winning Utah students with laptop computers to use at college. Comcast Foundation’s Leaders and Achievers Scholarship program provides these one-time scholarships to students who are involved in their schools and serve as models for their fellow students, who are catalysts for positive change in their communities, and who strive to realize their full potential. This year, four of the students were surprised with $5,000 President’s scholarships, and one student was surprised with a $10,000 Founder scholarship at the ceremony. The $5,000 scholarship winners included Keaton Wall from Bountiful High School, Natalie Lefrandt from American Fork High School, Robert Buckley from Skyline High School, and Jesse Gillman from Wasatch High School. The $10,000 scholarship winner was Isabel Torres from Rowland Hall.
In Utah, Comcast honored recipients of the Leaders and Achievers Scholarship during a luncheon held at the Utah State Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday, June 17. “We are excited for the opportunity to present these future leaders with scholarships,” said Merlin Jensen, Area Vice President of Operations for Comcast. “When awarding the Leaders & Achievers scholarships, Comcast looks for students who demonstrate leadership abilities, have a strong commitment to community service and uphold high academic standards. We hope the scholarships will help these students create a foundation for future success.”
Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox was the keynote speaker for the 2015 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Ceremony. He was joined by 64 Utah Legislators who had an opportunity to visit with scholarship winners and their families. Following the ceremony, students and their families took a tour of the State Capitol building.
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program was launched nationally in 2001 and since then Comcast has awarded nearly $22.8 million in scholarships to nearly 23,000 high school students throughout the country to pursue their higher education goals.