Comcast Awards 24 Utah High School Seniors Scholarships for Leadership

Rows of framed Leaders and Achievers Scholarship certificates.

In celebration of the leadership potential and academic success of outstanding students in our communities, twenty-four students across Utah will receive $60,000 in scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year as part of the Comcast NBCUniversal annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.

The Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes high school seniors in Utah and across the country for outstanding character, integrity, academic achievement, and a commitment to community service.

Each student receives a one-time, $2,500 scholarship to be used toward undergraduate education-related expenses. Since 2001, the program has awarded more than $33 million to nearly 30,000 high school seniors across the country.

“These twenty-four Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners are the best and the brightest in our community and they have already shown outstanding potential in academics and community engagement. We are proud to contribute to their ongoing education and what’s sure to be their future success.” – Bryan Thomas, Utah Area Vice President.

“When I was younger, I loved history. I would become entranced by the stories of leaders risking their lives and times of peace or war. As I got older, I realized that I could apply all of my love and knowledge for history to the present. This way, I could help create history.” – Kate De Groote, Skyline High School

Over the next few weeks, we will highlight these outstanding Utah students on our social media channels. Follow us at @ComcastUtah on Twitter and @Comcast on Facebook to hear their remarkable stories.

Below is a complete list of scholarship recipients in Utah and their high schools:

American Fork

Alexis Neibaur — American Fork High School


Lucy Ward — Bountiful High School


Lauren Davis — Davis High School


Maggie Scott — Wasatch High School


Mikaeli Hill — Ridgeline High School


Jose Tenorio — NUAMES


Glory Thomas — Timpanogos High School


Hayley Bassir — Payson Senior High School

Pleasant Grove

Joshua Bishop — Pleasant Grove High School


Teresa Gao — Timpview High School


Sofia Smith —  Riverton High School

Salt Lake City

Nicole  Strong — Olympus High School

Jessica Reyes-Bolanos — East High School


Rachel Carder — Alta High School

Stansbury Park

Lindsey Allen — Stansbury High School


Paige Sanders — Syracuse High School


Aubrey Bodine — Tooele High School

Bridger Roberts — Stansbury High School

Hannah Jenkins — Tooele High School

Jaycen Nagata — Stansbury High School

West Valley City

Kate De Groote — Skyline High School

Shaistah Din — Hillcrest High School

Desange Kuenihira — Itineris Early College

Iqra Abdi — Kearns High School

About the Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program: 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 and value of civic involvement, especially by the business community.

Learn more about the scholarship program here.

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