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Comcast announces Leaders and Achievers Scholarships

The Comcast Foundation said it has announced the 2014-15 recipients of its annual Leaders And Achievers Scholarship program awards.

“Each year, Comcast proudly recognizes and rewards talented young leaders across our state who demonstrate commitment not only to their own academic achievements and future plans, but also to the well-being and future success of others in their community,” said Rich Jennings, senior vice president of Comcast´s Mile High region. “These outstanding students set a powerful example for us all, and Comcast is pleased to award scholarships that honor and encourage their accomplishments.”

This year, a total of USD73,000 in scholarship funding will be awarded to 55 Colorado students, with 53 students receiving USD1,000 each, and two Amelia Atencio of Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts (MESA) in Thornton and Dawit Gebresellassie of George Washington High School in Denver – each receiving USD10,000.

The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corp. in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified nonprofit organizations. Its website is at


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