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:
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
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
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.