Comcast Awards $79,000 in Scholarships to 70 Indiana Students

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett Addresses State House Ceremony

Jun 25, 2010, 17:22 ET from Comcast

INDIANAPOLIS, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast today recognized the Indiana recipients of its 2010 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program, awarding 69 graduating high school seniors from across the state a $1,000 college scholarship in recognition of their academic achievement and commitment to community.  Also, Comcast surprised one student, Andrew Miller of Burlington, Indiana with a $10,000 Comcast Founders Scholarship, named after Comcast founder Ralph Roberts, to provide an additional helping hand in paying for his education at Vincennes University.  

Dr. Tony Bennett, Indiana's Superintendent of Public Instruction, was keynote speaker at the ceremony.  "I'm pleased to be part of a celebration recognizing so many of Indiana's best and brightest high school seniors," Dr. Bennett said.  "High school students in Indiana continue to make great strides, demonstrating both academic achievement and civic responsibility.  I join Comcast in applauding these future leaders."

"Each year, we are excited to award Leaders and Achievers scholarships to talented and deserving students in Indiana who demonstrate leadership in school activities and reflect a strong commitment to community service," said Scott Tenney, Senior Vice President for Comcast in Indiana.  "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, are catalysts for positive change in their communities, are involved in their schools and serve as models for their fellow students.  The philosophy behind the program is to give young people every opportunity to be prepared for the future, to engage youth in their communities and to demonstrate the importance of civic involvement and the value placed on civic involvement by the business community.

Since 2001, there have been over 13,300 scholarship winners receiving more than $13.4 million.  In Indiana, 551 high school seniors have been awarded Comcast Leaders and Achievers scholarships, totaling $560,000.

Each year, Comcast works with high school principals, guidance counselors and school administrators to select the scholarship recipients.  The program is overseen by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc., an independent firm that specializes in managing sponsored scholarship programs.

For additional information, visit www.comcast.com/scholarships.  A list of the scholarship recipients in Indiana is attached.

About The Comcast Foundation

The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities.  The Foundation's focus areas are volunteerism, literacy, and youth leadership development.  Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $77 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/inthecommunity.

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 23.5 million cable customers, 16.3 million high-speed Internet customers, and 7.9 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.

Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, 11 regional sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, which owns two professional sports teams, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, and a large, multipurpose arena in Philadelphia, the Wachovia Center, and manages other facilities for sporting events, concerts and other events.

2010 Indiana Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Recipients


Name

Hometown

High School

University

NELLIE  BELL

HAGERSTOWN

A Beka Academy Home School

Purdue University

CASSANDRA BOEHME

CONNERSVILLE

Connersville High School

Purdue University

KATHERINE BOONSTRA

CEDAR LAKE

Illiana Christian High School

Taylor University

SHANE BROWN

CRAWFORDSVILLE

Crawfordsville High School

University of Evansville

DAVID CANNON

VALPARAISO

Washington Twp High SchOOL

Purdue University

JORDAN CHILDERS

CONVERSE

Maconaquah High School

Ivy Tech Community College: Kokomo

NATHAN COLIP

INDIANAPOLIS

Franklin Central High School

Indiana University Bloomington

SAMARIA COOPER

DALEVILLE

Daleville High School

Ball State University

SUSANNAH COX

LOGANSPORT

Logansport High School

Butler University

BRITTANY CROY

FORT WAYNE

Bishop Luers High School

Purdue University

JACOB DAGHE

SPEEDWAY

Speedway Senior High School

Purdue University

TRISTEN DAVIS

CARMEL

Heritage Christian School

Taylor University

TANNER DEISCH

KEMPTON

Clinton Central High School

Ball State University

CASSANDRA DEWULF

MISHAWAKA

Mishawaka High School

Saint Mary's Of Notre Dame

RACHEL DINKLEDINE

RUSSIAVILLE

Peaceful Valley Christian Academy Home School

Purdue University

DAMON DOMINIQUE

FORT WAYNE

New Haven High School

New York University

KYLIE DREHER

MUNCIE

Delta High School

Ball State University

MABREY ELLIS

CARMEL

Westfield High School

Ball State University

KAITLYN FLEMING

OSCEOLA

Penn Harris Madison High School

Indiana University Bloomington

JONATHAN GATKE

FT. WAYNE

South Side High School

Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ, FT. Wayne

MATTHEW GILLAM

CHARLOTTESVILLE

Eastern Hancock High School

Indiana University Bloomington

ABIGAIL GREANEY

LOWELL

Lowell High School

Valparaiso University

SARAH GRIFFITH

DANVILLE

Brebeuf Jesuit Prep. School

Ohio State University: Columbus Campus

FELICIA GROSSMAN

GOSHEN

Goshen High School

Manchester college

GRAEME HAASE

WARSAW

Warsaw High School

Butler University

KARI HAMMOND

FORT WAYNE

Heritage Jr-Sr High School

University of Northwestern Ohio

ASHLUND HASKELL

MUNCIE

Monroe Central Jr Sr High School

Ball State University

TRAVIS HAWKINS

GREENDALE

Lawrenceburg High School

Ball State University

ALEXANDRIA HAYS

CICERO

Hamilton Heights High School

University of Evansville

ERIC HUNKLER

FORT WAYNE

Snider High School

Purdue University

EVAN JAMEYFIELD

HIGHLAND

Highland High School

Indiana University Bloomington

KATHRYN JONES

JAMESTOWN

Western Boone Jr.-Sr. High School

Indiana Wesleyan University

Y-LAN KHUONG

BLOOMINGTON

Bloomington High School South

University of Richmond

AMANDA KLENK

PORTAGE

Portage East High School

Indiana University Bloomington

DEANNA KOLBERG

GRANGER

Clay High School

University of Notre Dame

KALEY LENGACHER

HARLAN

Woodlan Jr-Sr High School

Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ, FT. Wayne

EDWARD LINCZER

SOUTH BEND

Trinity School at Greenlawn

university of notre dame

ZARINA MADAN

WEST LAFAYETTE

W Lafayette Jr.-Sr. High School

Indiana University Bloomington

KENDRA MANG

GREENSBURG

Greensburg Community HS

Indiana State University

LUKE MCLAUGHLIN

FRANKFORT

Frankfort Sr. High School

Ball State University

HEATHER MEAD

LA PORTE

La Porte High School

Olivet Nazarene University

ALEX MILLER

PERU

Peru High School

Purdue University

ANDREW MILLER

BURLINGTON

Carroll High School

Vincennes University

DELAINE MURPHY

GARY

West Side High School

Indiana State University

ROBERT NERO

CARLISLE

Sullivan High School

University Of Alabama: Tuscaloosa

CHELLY NEUENSCHWANDER

BLUFFTON

Norwell High School

Anderson University

JONATHAN NEUMEISTER

LEO

Blackhawk Christian High School

Indiana University Bloomington

CLAYTON OPPY

LAFAYETTE

McCutcheon High School

Purdue University

KATHERINE PALMER

MUNSTER

Munster High School

College of William and Mary

ALEXANDRA PARADINE

FORT WAYNE

Concordia Lutheran High SchOOL

Valparaiso University

KERI PHILLIPS

INDIANAPOLIS

Ben Davis Sr. High School

Anderson University

MARY ABIGAIL PRESTO

COLUMBUS

Columbus East High School

Butler University

MISTI REYNOLDS

MUNCIE

Muncie Central High School

Ball State University

KELVIN ROBINSON

GARY

Emerson Visual & Perf Arts Ctr

Indiana State University

CHRISTIE ROBINSON

LAWRENCEBURG

Milan High School

Purdue University

CAITLIN RUCHGY

PORTLAND

Jay County High School

University of Indianapolis

MEGHAN SHORT

FORT WAYNE

Northrop High School

Ball State University

JOSHUA SINGEL

SAINT JOHN

Lake Central High School

Purdue University

MATTHEW SPURR

CEDAR LAKE

Hanover Jr. and Sr. High School

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

ADAM STEELE

FAIRLAND

Triton Central High School

Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ Indianapolis

ISAIAH STEPHENSON

FORT WAYNE

North Side High School

Huntington University

SAMANTHA TAYLOR

MICHIGAN CITY

Marquette Catholic High School

Indiana University

MADISON TAYLOR

WABASH

Southwood High School

Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ, Ft Wayne

BRIAN THOMAS

CROSS PLAINS

South Ripley High School

Ohio Northern University

LUKE THROCKMORTON

VEEDERSBURG

Fountain Central High School

Butler University

RACHEL TOON

BLOOMFIELD

Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School

University of Southern Indiana

CHARLES TRIPLETT

MONTICELLO

North White High School

Indiana University Bloomington

ALEXIS UNGERER

KOKOMO

Kokomo High School

Ball State University

KATHRYN WINTERS

MISHAWAKA

Marian High School

Purdue University

ALEXANDER YANEY

FORT WAYNE

Bishop Dwenger High School

University of Notre Dame







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