FISHERS, Ind., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast today announced that it is accepting nominations from local high school principals and guidance counselors in the communities it serves for the 2011 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program, which awards $1,000 scholarships to deserving high school seniors to assist them in their pursuit of higher education. Since 2001, the program has recognized more than 13,300 students around the country and provided more than $13.4 million in scholarship grants to help students pay for college.
One of the Comcast Foundation's signature community investment initiatives, the Comcast Leaders and Achievers program recognizes students who have demonstrated leadership skills, academic achievement and a commitment to community service. Comcast has distributed nomination packages to high schools in the communities it serves, establishing December 10, 2010 as the deadline to receive nominations. One student per high school can be nominated.
"The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program is our way of helping to make sure that tomorrow's leaders have the support they need to be successful as they begin to further their education," said Scott Tenney, Senior Vice President of Comcast's Indiana Region. "In these challenging economic times, we are more proud than ever to recognize and assist these impressive and deserving local students to help them power their dreams for success."
Since 2001, the Comcast Foundation has awarded Leaders and Achievers scholarships to over 500 of Indiana's high school seniors, totaling more than half a million dollars.
Here's how the nomination process works:
- Nominees must be selected by their high school principal or guidance counselor (principals and guidance counselors can request online nomination forms by emailing email@example.com)
- Nominees must be full-time high school seniors
- Nominees must attend a high school located in a community served by Comcast
- Nominees must demonstrate a strong commitment to community service and display leadership abilities in school activities or through work experience
- Nominees must have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher
- Nominees must plan to attend an accredited, nonprofit college, university or vocational/technical school in the United States
- Home-schooled students can obtain online nomination forms by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- The deadline for the 2011 Leaders and Achievers nominations is December 10, 2010
- Winners will be notified by the end of January 2011
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. Scholarship materials are not available directly through any Comcast office or the Comcast Foundation, and International Scholarship and Tuition Services cannot accept applications submitted by students on their own.
For additional information, please visit www.comcast.com/scholarships.
Comcast powers dreams in the communities it serves by providing access to innovative technology, volunteering time, giving financial support and partnering with organizations to make communities stronger. The company focuses its community investment initiatives on building tomorrow's leaders, promoting community service and expanding digital literacy.
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 has three community investment priorities – promoting community service, expanding digital literacy, and building tomorrow's leaders. 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/community.
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 22.9 million video customers, 16.7 million high-speed Internet customers and 8.4 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 Wells Fargo Center, and, through Global Spectrum, manages other facilities for sporting events, concerts and other events.
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