Comcast Awards $100,000 in Scholarships to Michigan High School Seniors
Comcast Leaders & Achievers® Scholarship Program Recognizes Michigan Students for their Academic Achievement and Community Service
LANSING, Mich., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives is awarding 100 Michigan high school seniors scholarships through its annual Leaders & 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. Scholarship recipients were recognized at the Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship Recognition Celebration at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing yesterday.
"Each year, we are excited to provide scholarships for these talented students," said Charisse R. Lillie, President of the Comcast Foundation and Vice President, Community Investment of Comcast Corp. "Comcast seeks students who demonstrate leadership abilities in school activities and who reflect a strong commitment to community service. These students are our future leaders, and we hope these scholarships will help to power their dreams for success."
"Comcast has a vested interest in providing our youth with opportunities to excel and succeed in a highly competitive higher education landscape and job market," said Tim Collins, Senior Vice President for Comcast's Heartland Region, which includes Michigan. "We commend these students for their outstanding achievements, and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors."
Comcast welcomed Aaron L. Rosenhaus, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Uniland Corporation, as its keynote speaker during the Leaders & Achievers event. As COO, he oversees all construction and property management operations. Uniland Corporation has been a family owned and operated community builder since 1926. It is a real estate development and construction firm dedicated to the success and growth of the communities they build and operate in. Its focus is construction services, property management, energy consumption solutions and consultation on commercial, residential and healthcare construction.
A Michigan native, born and raised in Metropolitan Detroit, Rosenhaus is a 2002 graduate of Cranbrook-Kingswood Academy and a 2007 Graduate of the School of Planning, Design and Construction at Michigan State University. In just five short years after college, he has worked in the construction industry in Michigan, California and Texas, before returning back to Michigan last summer to join Uniland. His past projects have included a multi-sports outdoor arena and two hospitals in Southern California, as well as a new housing community in Austin, Texas.
Rosenhaus founded the Young Construction Professional, a 2000-member group, representing the full spectrum of the real estate, construction and design industry from every continent except Antarctica.
The Comcast Leaders & 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.
To date, Comcast has awarded more than $17 million to more than 17,000 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners nationwide.
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 more than $90 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.
This year's Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship recipients for Michigan are:
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