Comcast Awards $41,000 In Scholarships To 32 New Hampshire Students Graduating High School Seniors Recognized for Academic Achievement and Community Service

CONCORD, N.H., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, today announced the 2014 recipients of its annual Leaders and 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.

New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan, who assisted Steve Hackley, Senior Vice President of Comcast's Greater Boston Region, in awarding the scholarships at the State House earlier today, praised good corporate citizens like Comcast.  Thirty-one of the 2014 New Hampshire Leaders and Achievers recipients received $1,000 scholarships and one lucky student was awarded a $10,000 Comcast Founders Scholarship – instituted in honor of Ralph J. Roberts, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Comcast Corporation – for a total of $41,000 awarded in New Hampshire this year.

"The Comcast Foundation's Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program has a strong history of making higher education more accessible and more affordable for our young people, an effort that is critical to helping our students develop the skills and innovative thinking needed for success in the 21st century economy," Governor Hassan said. "On behalf of the people New Hampshire, I want to thank the Comcast Foundation for investing in our young people and congratulate the 32 Granite State high school seniors awarded with this year's Leaders and Achievers Scholarship. Because of their talent and commitment to their communities, New Hampshire is poised for a bright future, and we look forward to all that they will accomplish."   

"These students have not only posted strong academic results, but they have also demonstrated leadership in school activities and shared a strong commitment to community service," said Hackley.  "We are proud to recognize the success and potential of such outstanding student leaders, all of whom are preparing for the next step in their educational careers."

The Comcast Leaders and 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 prepare for the future and to engage them in their communities. The program also demonstrates the importance of civic involvement, and the value placed on civic involvement by the business community.

Local winners throughout New Hampshire have participated in a wide variety of community service activities, such as volunteering at The American Red Cross, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Girl Scouts. 

Since the program's inception, more than $21.6 million in scholarship money has been presented to more than 21,000 scholarship winners nationwide.  A list of the scholarship recipients in New Hampshire is detailed below.

About the Comcast Foundation
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified nonprofit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities – expanding digital literacy, promoting community service and building tomorrow's leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated nearly $140 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.

 

2014 New Hampshire Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Recipients

Name

High School

Hometown

Cara Babineau

Holy Family Academy

Manchester, NH

Megan Bailey

Belmont High School

Canterbury, NH

Mattsen Bradbury-Koster

Pelham High School

Pelham, NH

Nicole Cullinan

Hopkinton High School

Hopkinton, NH

Jessica Dalrymple

Bedford High School

Bedford, NH

Maria Daneault

Winnisquam Regional High School

Northfield, NH

Madison Duffy

Bow High School

Bow, NH

Owen Ellerkamp

Conval Regional High School

Peterborough, NH

Molly Fitzpatrick

Derryfield School

Bedford, NH

Meghan Genardi

Dover Senior High School

Dover, NH

Carmen Giampetruzzi

Trinity High School

Manchester, NH

Ian Gowell

Souhegan High School

Amherst, NH

Tiffany Hsu

Exeter High School

Stratham, NH

Catherine Kondi

Mascoma Valley Regional High School

Canaan, NH

Molly Lachance

Manchester Memorial High School

Manchester, NH

Cameron Lampinen

Mascenic Regional High School

New Ipswich, NH

Victoria LaRoche

Alvirne High School

Hudson, NH

Colin Lockwood

Concord Christian School

Canterbury, NH

Yao Long

Salem High School

Salem, NH

Rachael Luszey

Nashua Christian Academy & High School

Hudson, NH

Grace Martel

Manchester Central High School

Manchester, NH

Brittany Melroy

Hinsdale Sr. High School

Hinsdale, NH

William Meroff

Tri-City Christian Academy

Rochester, NH

Benjamin Militello

Timberlane Regional High School

Sandown, NH

Hannah Provost

Bishop Brady High School

Concord, NH

Jenna Sanborn

Newmarket Junior/Senior High School

Newmarket, NH

John Sipp

Portsmouth Christian Academy

Somersworth, NH

Dillon Sylvester

Franklin High School

Franklin, NH

Angela Valenti

Campbell High School

Litchfield, NH

Jocelyn Vierzen

Kearsarge Regional High School

Bradford, NH

Matthew Webber

St. Thomas Aquinas High School

York, ME

Jessica Wood

Sanborn Regional High School

Kingston, NH

 

SOURCE Comcast Cable



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