Comcast seeking high-achieving high school seniors to apply for scholarships

Comcast is inviting high school seniors across Central Florida, including in Sumter, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk and Citrus counties, to apply for the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.

The scholarships target students who have 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, Comcast NBCUniversal has awarded more than $30 million in scholarships to about 28,000 students to help them pursue higher education. Over the past five years, nearly 1,000 students from across Florida have benefited from the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Program. For this upcoming year, scholarship guidelines allow students to nominate themselves for the program.

“Students who are committed to excellence in the classroom and to supporting their communities have demonstrated qualities that are essential to great leadership,” said Derek Cooper, vice president of government affairs and community impact for the Comcast Florida Region. “We continue to be impressed with the caliber of nominees and look forward to another year of recognizing Comcast Leaders and Achievers across Florida.”

High school seniors that meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. To learn more about the program, visit the application website HERE. Please direct all email inquiries to leadersandachievers@scholarshipamerica.org or call 1-800-537-4180.

The application deadline is Friday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. EST. Applicants to the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program must:

  • Have a demonstrated commitment to community service;
  • Possess outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership;
  • Reside in one of the communities listed on the program website HERE;
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2019-2020 academic year;
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent);
  • Be enrolled as a high school senior; and
  • Demonstrate financial need.

Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company with three primary businesses: Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal and Sky. Comcast Cable is one of the United States’ largest video, high-speed internet and phone providers to residential customers under the Xfinity brand, and also provides services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the Xfinity brand.

NBCUniversal is global and operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts.

Sky is one of Europe’s leading media and entertainment companies, connecting customers to a broad range of video content through its pay television services. It also provides communications services, including residential high-speed internet, phone and wireless services. Sky operates the Sky News broadcast network and sports and entertainment networks, produces original content and has exclusive content rights. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation’s primary mission is to empower communities to thrive by providing access to technology, relevant digital skills and training, and inspiring volunteerism, service and leadership. The foundation invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on the communities Comcast serves.

Since its inception, the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation has donated $220 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about how Comcast NBCUniversal supports the communities it serves is available at www.comcast.com/community.

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