Comcast Awards $54,000 In Scholarships To Connecticut High School Seniors

Friday, May 3, 2013

The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, has awarded 45 Connecticut high school seniors scholarships through its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program.  The program, one of the Comcast Foundation's signature community investment programs, recognizes students' leadership skills, academic achievement and commitment to community service.

Comcast, joined by government and elected officials, recognized the students at a special event held at the Connecticut State Capitol today.  Forty-four of the 2013 Connecticut Leaders and Achievers recipients received $1,000 scholarships. One student was selected to receive a $10,000 Comcast Founders Scholarship -instituted in honor of Ralph J. Roberts , Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Comcast Corporation. In total, Comcast awarded $54,000 worth of scholarships in Connecticut this year.

"Comcast works to provide future leaders with opportunities to succeed in higher education and, eventually, the competitive job market," said Mary McLaughlin , senior vice president of Comcast's Western New England Region, which includes Connecticut.  "These students are role models in their communities and at their schools. We commend them for their exceptional achievements, and wish them the very best in their future endeavors."

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program provides one-time $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 be prepared for the future, to engage youth in their communities, and to demonstrate the importance of civic involvement, and the value placed on civic involvement by the business community.

Since 2002, Comcast has awarded a total of $440,000 in Leaders & Achievers Scholarships to 408 students in Connecticut.  Since the program's inception, more than $17.7 million in scholarship money has been presented to more than 17,000 scholarship winners nationwide.  A list of the scholarship recipients in Connecticut is featured below.

About the Comcast Foundation 
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit 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 over $116 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.

About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.  Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses.  NBCUniversal operates 30 news and entertainment cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts.  Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

2013 Connecticut Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Recipients

First Name

Last Name

Hometown

High School

Leanne

Aakjar

Bristol

Bristol Eastern High School

Ana

Alarcon

Hartford

Metropolitan Learning Center for Global & International Studies

Michael

Albergo

Guilford

Guilford High School

Catherine

Allegretti

Bolton

Bolton High School

Laura

Almonacid

Bethel

Bethel High School

Bailey

Amenabar

West Hartford

Hall High School

Nicole

Arias

Clifton (NJ)

Academy of the Holy Family

Mary

Becker

Farmington

Northwest Catholic High

Ian

Chamenko

Beacon Falls

Woodland Regional High School

Shelby

Church

Clinton

The Morgan School

Allyson

Clark

Essex

Valley Regional High School

Andrew

Coburn

Middletown

Xavier High

Michael

Conlan

Seymour

Seymour High School

Eddy

Cordova

New Haven

New Haven Academy

Zachary

duBoulay

Westport

Hopkins School

Lauren

Eisenbeis

Pawcatuck

Stonington High School

Shanna

Figlewski

Wallingford

Lyman Hall High School

Ana

Filigrana

Wethersfield

Classical Magnet School

Amber

Gianni

Wolcott

Wolcott High School

Nicole

Hausherr

Killingworth

Haddam-Killingworth High School

Caley

Henderson

West Hartford

Kingswood Oxford School

Cameron

Hotchkiss

West Haven

Notre Dame High

Stefania

Jarquin

West Haven

West Haven High School

Catherine

Kannam

Durham

Mercy High

Megan

Kimball

East Hampton

East Hampton High School

Shannon

Laccone

Waterbury

John F. Kennedy High School

Hunter

Marcisz

New Haven

High School In The Community

John

Mastroianni

Farmington

Farmington High School

Charles

Mojcik

Shelton

Shelton High School

Johanna

Moreno

New Britain

E. C. Goodwin V-T School

William

Moriarty

Tolland

Tolland High School

Dionne

Parker

Waterbury

Sacred Heart High School

Kwasiada

Robinson

New Haven

Riverside Educational Academy

Kelsey

Root

Old Saybrook

Old Saybrook Senior High School

Philip

Shattuck

Portland

Portland High School

Ndeye

Sylla

New Britain

New Britain High School

Kevin

Thompson

Wallingford

Mark T. Sheehan High School

Ayla

Toussaint

Westbrook

Westbrook High School

Gabrielle

Tudisca

Bozrah

Norwich Technical High School

Kelly

Turner

New Haven

Hill Regional Career High School

Abigail

Van Vlaenderen

Lisbon

Norwich Free Academy

Ashley

Vanaman

Middlefield

Coginchaug Regional High School

Rashawn

Vassell

Bloomfield

Bloomfield High School

Simeon

Williams

Hartford

High School Inc. Insurance Finance Academy

Sarah

Wiszniak

Plainville

Plainville High School