Comcast NBCUniversal announced that it has awarded approximately $30,000 in scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year to nine Delaware students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. Students are selected for their outstanding community service, academic performance and leadership skills. The award, funded by the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, is a one-time, $2,500 scholarship to be used toward undergraduate education-related expenses. Since 2001, more than $33 million has been awarded to nearly 30,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the Leaders and Achievers program.
“Our Leaders and Achievers scholarship winners are exceptional students who are committed to academic excellence and community service,” said Sean Looney, Vice President of Government Affairs, Northeast Division, Comcast. “We are honored to recognize their achievements and excited to support them as they continue their educational journeys.”
Comcast, joined by Delaware Governor John Carney, recognized the students on the floor of the General Assembly on Thursday, June 6. One student, Maredy Felipe-Lucas, a resident of Bridgeville and student at Sussex Technical High School, was selected to receive a $10,000 Comcast Founders Scholarship – instituted in honor of Ralph J. Roberts, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Comcast Corporation.
“I want to thank and recognize all of the Leaders and Achievers scholarship recipients,” said Governor John Carney. “These nine students have demonstrated excellence in the classroom, and leadership in their communities. Thank you to Comcast for honoring these Delaware students.”
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.
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2019 Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Winners from Delaware:
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS (by County where student resides)
Aaron Jackson, Caesar Rodney High School
New Castle County
Alicia Lenoir, Padua Academy
Harshitha Henry, Charter School of Wilmington
Janasia Bowman, Brandywine High School
Julia Frank, Cab Calloway School of the Arts
Colin Anderson, Delmarva Christian High School
Isabella Leishear, Cape Henlopen High School
Maredy Felipe-Lucas, Sussex Technical High School
Seth Wilcox, Home School