Comcast NBCUniversal announced it awarded about $60,000 in scholarships for the upcoming school year to 24 Tennessee students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers scholarship program.
Students are selected for their 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, about $33 million was awarded to about 30,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the Leaders and Achievers program.
“I am incredibly proud of every single one of you for working so hard for this moment,” said Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee to the Tennessee scholarships winners during an online celebration. “I know this was not the year you expected, but I commend you for making the most of it and choosing to exceed expectations. Now is your chance to find your passion and pursue your dreams.”
The 2020 Middle Tennessee Leaders and Achievers scholarship winners were Lauren Hickerson from Dickson County High School; Logan Gilbreath from Gallatin High School; Allison Henry from Hendersonville High School; Justice Dudley from LaVergne High School; Liliana Cortes from Republic High School; Aliyah Weaver from Central Magnet High School; Elijah Callender from Central Magnet High School; Aya Sharif from John Overton High School; Alexa Honigsblum from Hillwood High School; and Autumn Carpenter from White House High School.
“We are honored to recognize the amazing accomplishments of our Leaders and Achievers scholarship winners in Georgia,” said Jason Gumbs, Comcast regional senior vice president. “They are top achievers in academics, leaders in the community and leaders among their peers. They represent our future, and Comcast NBCUniversal is proud to support them, especially during these very challenging times.”
Applicants to the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program must demonstrate academic excellence, commitment to community service and outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership.
Comcast Corp. is a global media and technology company with three primary businesses – Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal and Sky. The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation continues the work of the foundations founded by Comcast Corp. and NBCUniversal to provide charitable support to qualified nonprofit organizations.