Submitted by The Comcast Foundation
The Comcast Foundation today announced the 90 local 2013-14 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program awards.
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program provides $1,000 scholarships to students who strive to achieve their 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.
Students are listed by their city of residence.
Kelia R. Cook, Auburn Adventist Academy
Zain A. Abid, North Thurston High School
Grace E. Friberg, Northwest Christian High School
David Vo, Timberline High School
Hannah L. Plummer, Elma High School
Jenna G. Mawhorter, Montesano Junior-Senior High School
David Garcia-Palao Agreda, Capital High School
Megan R. Hull, Rochester High School
James A. Killough, Tumwater High School
“Each year, we are excited to provide scholarships for these talented students,” said Charisse R. Lillie, president of the Comcast Foundation and vice president, Community Investment of Comcast Corp. “Comcast seeks students who demonstrate leadership abilities in school activities and who reflect a strong commitment to community service. These students are our future leaders, and we hope these scholarships will help to power their dreams for success.”
To date, Comcast has awarded nearly $19 million to nearly 19,000 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners.
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified nonprofit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities—promoting community service, expanding digital literacy, and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $123 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community.