Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program Recognizes Students’ Achievements Both in and Out of the Classroom
(Charleston, SC.) – June 8, 2020 – Comcast NBCUniversal today announced it has awarded approximately $7,500 in scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year to three South Carolina 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 has been awarded to about 30,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the Leaders and Achievers program.
“We are honored to recognize the amazing accomplishments of our Leaders and Achievers scholarship winners in South Carolina,” said Jason Gumbs, Comcast Regional SVP. “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.”
The 2020 South Carolina Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners are:
- Riley Ross: Bishop England High School in Daniel Island
- Mary-Margaret Futch: Palmetto Scholars Academy in North Charleston
- Lawren Caldwell: Whale Branch High School in Adams Run
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes high school seniors for their community service, academic performance, and leadership skills. These scholarships are provided to give young people the opportunity to continue their education to better compete in tomorrow’s workplace. 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.