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Recognizing the Best and Brightest Nationwide

Recognizing the Best and Brightest Nationwide

To help build the leaders of tomorrow, Comcast NBCUniversal provides $2 million in college scholarships each year to high school seniors. To date, more than $30 million has been awarded to nearly 28,000 students through the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.

Comcast Leaders and Achievers are students who have been 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. About 800 scholarships are awarded annually, and there is no limit to how many students from one school can apply.

Recipients may also be eligible for scholarships at higher levels, such as the Gustave G. Amsterdam Leadership Award and the Comcast Founders Scholarship, awarded locally from the eligible pool of Leaders and Achievers winners.

Applicants to the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program must:

  • Have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity, and leadership
  • Reside in a community served by Comcast and/or in one of the following NBC or Telemundo markets: Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, Los Angeles, McAllen (TX), New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2019-2020 academic year
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Be enrolled as a high school senior
  • Demonstrate financial need

Employees of Comcast, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and the children and other family members of Comcast employees and employees of Comcast’s subsidiaries and affiliates are not eligible.

High school seniors who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply for the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship. To learn more about the program, please visit the application website at  Please direct all email inquiries to or call 1-800-537-4180.  

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