Comcast NBCUniversal today announced it has awarded $115,000 in scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year to 46 students from Massachusetts as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. Students are 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. Since 2001, more than $34 million has been awarded to about 30,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the Leaders and Achievers program.
“We are honored to recognize the amazing achievements of our Leaders and Achievers scholarship winners and to help them further their education,” said Trevor Arp, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Greater Boston Region. They are top achievers in academics, leaders in the community and leaders among their peers. They represent our future, and Comcast NBCUniversal is proud to support them.”
Ordinarily, the scholarship ceremony would have taken place at the Massachusetts State House. This year, we honored recipients in a virtual ceremony featuring comments from Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, Comcast executives and NBC 10 Boston’s Latoyia Edwards.
One of this year’s Massachusetts winners weighed in on his reason for volunteering. “Helping is without a doubt one if not the most beautiful thing we as humans can do for each other,” said John Mendez from Lawrence. “I believe that is why we are here for, to care and help each other out.
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes high school seniors for their community service, academic performance, and leadership skills. These scholarships are provided to give young people the opportunity to continue their education to better compete in tomorrow’s workplace. Applicants to the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program must demonstrate academic excellence, commitment to community service, and outstanding qualities in character, integrity, and leadership.
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The Massachusetts students who received this year’s scholarship are: