Comcast Awards $92,000 In Scholarships To New Jersey High School Seniors
Posted on May 16, 2012 at 12:05 PM EDT
Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program Recognizes New Jersey Students for their Academic Achievement and Community Service
TRENTON, N.J., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, is awarding 83 New Jersey high school seniors $1,000 scholarships through its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. One of the Comcast Foundation's signature community investment programs, Leaders & Achievers recognizes students' leadership skills, academic achievement and commitment to community service.
Comcast officials were joined by New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno and state legislators in recognizing the students at a special event held Tuesday at the Trenton War Memorial.
Comcast also awarded Adeima Ibanga, of Charles E. Brimm Medical Arts High School in Camden, a $10,000 Comcast Founders Scholarship – instituted in honor of Ralph J. Roberts, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Comcast Corporation. After a prize drawing, 10 students were also given personal notebook computers to use at college.
"In the state of New Jersey, we are committed to helping our young people gain access to quality education and opportunities for personal success," said Lt. Governor Guadagno. "Comcast shares in that commitment and through programs like Leaders and Achievers, is investing in a bright future for us all."
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 its value to the business community.
Each year, Comcast works with high school principals, guidance counselors and school administrators to select the scholarship recipients. Since the program's inception there have been over 17,000 scholarship winners totaling more than $17.2 million.
"Comcast is proud of its Leaders & Achievers scholarship recipients. They represent some of the best and brightest high school seniors who also demonstrate civic involvement in the communities we serve across the country," said Charisse Lillie, Vice President, Community Investment, Comcast Corporation and President of the Comcast Foundation. "We are thrilled to support their educational efforts with these scholarships."
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 $108 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.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq:CMCSA) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.
2012 Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Winners from New Jersey
(83 New Jersey high school seniors - each student receives a $1,000 grant)
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS: (alphabetically by county and then by city where school is located)
Atlantic City – Melissa Do of Atlantic City High School
Wallington - Kenneth Delgado of Wallington Junior/Senior High School
Bordentown – Phuong Huynh of Bordentown Regional High School
Camden - Adeima Ibanga of Charles E. Brimm Medical Arts High School
Cape May – Taryn McCullough of Lower Cape May Regional High School
Bridgeton – Nadia Albino of Bridgeton High School
Irvington – Brittany Newby of Irvington High School
Clayton – Mark Sharp of Clayton High School
Jersey City – David Brown of Saint Anthony High School
Annandale – Shannon Lane of North Hunterdon High School
Ewing – David Bamber of Ewing High School
Carteret – Khadijah Davis of Carteret High School
Hazlet – Jennifer DelRe of Raritam High School
Mendham – Mark Zimmerman of West Morris Mendham High School
Brick – Gianna Cusanelli of Brick Township Memorial High School
Pittsgrove – Mariah Dennis of Arthur P. Schalick High School
Berkeley Heights – Carolyn Lanza of Governor Livingston High School
SOURCE Comcast Cable
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