ComcastNBCUniversal has awarded approximately $12,500 in scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year to five Washington, D.C. high school seniors. 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 $33 million has been awarded to nearly 30,000 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 excelling in their academic excellence and community service,” said Mary McLaughlin, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Beltway Region. “We are honored to recognize their achievements and excited to support them as they continue their educational journeys.”
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students who strive to achieve their full 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 prepare for the future and to engage them in their communities. The program also demonstrates the importance and value of civic involvement, especially by the business community.
2019 Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Winners from Washington, D.C.
- Jerusalen Elizaldi Hernandez of Bell Multicultural High School
- Chisom Njoku of McKinley Technology High School
- Ava Tiller of Washington Latin Public Charter School
- Kobe Whitaker of Thurgood Marshall Academy
- Ramani Wilson of Benjamin Banneker Academic High School