Today, Comcast awarded $39,000 in scholarships to New Mexico students for the 2017-2018 school year as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, recognizes the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.
30 students across New Mexico each received $1,000. One student, Adriana Torrez, a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico and student at Valley High School was selected to receive an additional $9,000 Comcast Founders Scholarship – instituted in honor of Ralph J. Roberts, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Comcast Corporation.
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students who strive to achieve their full 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.
This year, the program will award more than $2 million in scholarships to more than 2,000 students across the country to help them pursue higher education.To learn more about the Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program and the Comcast Founders Scholarship recipient, Adriana Torrez, watch the video below.
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