Philadelphia, PA - Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded approximately $74,000 in scholarships for the 2018-19 school year to 65 area students from Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.
The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship awarded to the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. Since 2001, more than $28 million has been awarded to nearly 27,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the Leaders and Achievers Program.
"Our Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners are exceptional students who are committed to academic excellence and community service," said Stephanie Kosta, Comcast Regional Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs. "We are honored to recognize their achievements and excited to support them as they continue their educational journeys."
Comcast recognized the students at a special event held at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. One student, Morgan Bacon, a resident of Philadelphia and student at Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School, 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 will award $205,000 in Leaders & Achievers scholarships to 187 high school seniors across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the 2018-19 school year.