Comcast Recognizes High School Seniors for Community Service and Leadership
The Comcast Foundation today announced the recipients of the 2005 Leaders and Achievers(TM) Scholarship Program. Each of 1,328 students -- recognized on the basis of community service, leadership skills, positive attitude and academic achievement -- will receive a one-time grant of $1,000 that can be used toward the student's pursuit of higher education.
"It's important to encourage our young people to develop leadership
skills," said Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO, Comcast Corporation. "They
are our future business and community leaders. We are pleased to recognize
the tremendous impact that these young citizens have made in their schools and
High school seniors attending schools in Comcast communities across the
country were nominated for the scholarship program by their school principals.
The Leaders and Achievers(TM) Scholarship Program underscores the Comcast
philosophy that young people should have every opportunity to achieve their
potential, and should be motivated to be catalysts for positive change in
their schools and communities.
"The Comcast Foundation Board wants young people in our communities to
know that they have the power to effect positive change, and that we and the
community at large value that contribution," said Joseph W. Waz, Jr.,
President, The Comcast Foundation. "We're proud to continue to expand this
program that recognizes the efforts of a growing number of individual
students, all of whom are making a difference in their communities."
Since its inception in 2000, the Leaders and Achievers(TM) Scholarship
Program has awarded more than $4.1 million in scholarship grants to students
in recognition of their service to their communities.
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 http://www.comcast.com/scholarships.
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation
(Nasdaq: CMCSA; CMCSK) 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, reading
and learning; and youth leadership development. Since its inception, The
Comcast Foundation has donated more than $18 million to organizations in the
communities where Comcast serves. More information about The Foundation and
its programs is available at http://www.comcast.com under "In the Community."