Through the Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program – which has awarded more than 28 million to nearly 27,000 students since 2001 – Comcast NBCUniversal awards college scholarships to local high school seniors.
This year, thirty-four Utah students received $51,000 in scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year and are now more equipped to pay for college expenses. In addition to the $1,000 scholarships, Mellisa Mellin from Park City High School was selected to receive an additional $9,000 Comcast Founders Scholarship, and two students, Jenna Nguyen from the Academy of Math, Engineering & Science and Briggs Miller from Grantsville High School received additional $4,000 Comcast Founders Scholarships.
Comcast Area Vice President Bryan Thomas, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, and Mellissa Mellin.
Comcast Area Vice President Bryan Thomas, Jenna Nguyen, and Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes.
The scholarships were announced on Wednesday, June 20 in the Utah State Capitol rotunda with Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes as the Keynote Speaker.
“The best thing we do as state leaders is invest our time, energy, and resources in the development of the next generation,” said Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes. “We have a responsibility as a State to build opportunities for the future and empower the youth of today to be the leaders of tomorrow. I am proud of Comcast, its employees and their efforts to recognize students who are already difference makers and have a hunger to do more. The Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program makes a lasting impact, not only in the lives of these youth, but in our cities, our state, and beyond.”
The Leaders and Achievers program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, recognizes outstanding high school seniors 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 other students.
“On behalf of Comcast, I am thrilled to recognize the exemplary academic performance and community impact displayed by these remarkable students throughout Utah,” said Bryan Thomas, Utah Area Vice President. “Our 34 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners are the best and the brightest in our community, and we take great pride in contributing to their ongoing education and what’s sure to be their future success.”
A full list of this year’s recipients appears below:
2018 Leaders and Achievers Utah
$10,000 Scholarship Recipient:
Mellisa Mellin, Park City High School, Park City
$5,000 Scholarship Recipients:
Jenna Nguyen, Academy for Math, Engineering & Science, Salt Lake City
Briggs Miller, Grantsville High School, Tooele
$1,000 Scholarship Recipients:
Mariana Bueno, Granger HS, West Valley City
Andrea Cazares Rosas, East High School, Salt Lake City
Luis Chavez, Mountain Crest High School, Hyrum
Naomi Child, Northridge High School, Layton
Elijah Clark, Karl G. Maeser Prep Academy, Lindon
Kaitlyn Curtis, Corner Canyon High School, Draper
Katheryn Del Cid, American Preparatory Academy, West Valley City
Zayne Foy, Wasatch High School, Heber City
Kennedy Frame, Spanish Fork High School, Spanish Fork
Alyssa Francis, Provo High School, Provo
Tejaswini Ganganarasegowda, American Leadership Academy, Spanish Fork
Kobe Hales, Ben Lomond High School, Ogden
Chimalli Hernandez, Layton High School, Layton
Madison Hooper, Hillcrest High School, Midvale
McKenna Hunt, Lone Peak High School, Highland
Cassandra Ivie, Copper Hills High School, West Jordan
Hani Lee, Viewmont High School, Bountiful
Gabrielle Marz, Jordan High School, Sandy
Sanila Math, Jordan Applied Tech, West Jordan
Jenny Ngo, West High School, Salt Lake City
Kevin Ngo, Hunter High School, West Valley City
Abrianna Paez, Syracuse High School, Syracuse
Shadrach Preece, American Fork High School, American Fork
Natalie Renaud, Intermountain Christian School, Salt Lake City
Lauren Rice, Davis High School, Kaysville
Mario Rivero, Roy High School, Roy
Taylor Robison, Itineris Early College High, West Jordan
Junbo Sim, Meridian School, Springville
Kaiden Spiers, Kearns High School, Kearns
Sakina Steflik, Merit College Preparatory Academy, Springville
Tasia Wu, City Academy, Salt Lake City