Over 1,700 high school seniors across the nation are receiving a helping hand for college in the form of $1,000 scholarships from the Comcast Foundation. The 2007 Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program, one of the Comcast Foundation's signature community investment programs, recognizes students who have demonstrated leadership skills, academic achievement, and a commitment to community service.
"Comcast is proud to acknowledge the success and potential of such outstanding student leaders, all of whom are preparing for the next step in their educational careers," said David L. Cohen, executive vice president and co-chairman of The Comcast Foundation. "The willingness of these students to play a leadership role in their local communities, coupled with their academic achievement, will put them on the path to success."
A commitment to community service is an essential component in the selection of winners of Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarships. This year's winners have participated in a wide variety of community service activities such as mentoring and tutoring younger students, volunteering at hospitals and participating in local blood, food, and clothing drives. Each year, Comcast works with high school principals, guidance counselors, and school administrators to select the scholarship recipients.
"I continue to be impressed with the huge level of response to the Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program," said Joseph W. Waz, Jr., President, The Comcast Foundation. "These students truly embody Comcast's belief in the importance of giving back to the communities where we live and work. They deserve our recognition and support, and we are confident they will always remain active members of their communities."
This year's scholarship winners will be attending universities and colleges throughout the country, such as Georgetown University, Harvard University, Brown University, Howard University, Cornell University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In the seven years since the Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program began, it has awarded more than $7.5 million in college aid to more than 7,500 students. The program is managed by Scholarship Program Administrators - an independent, not-for-profit organization that manages corporate and corporate foundation scholarship programs.
For additional information, visit www.comcast.com/scholarships.
About The Comcast Foundation
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 and is the company's chief source of charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs that work to create a positive, sustainable impact within our communities in the areas of volunteerism; literacy; and youth leadership development. Since its inception, The Comcast Foundation has donated more than $30 million to organizations in the communities where Comcast serves. More information about The Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com - click on "About," then "In the Community."
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 24.2 million cable customers, 11.5 million high-speed Internet customers, and 2.5 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, four regional Comcast SportsNets and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet business. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.