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Rewarding Leaders & Achievers: Comcast Awards Scholarships to 55 Colo. Students

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John F. Kennedy once said, “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” Last week, the Comcast Foundation rewarded and fueled both with its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship awards for outstanding students who are academic all-stars and community movers and shakers.

A total of $73,000 in scholarships was awarded to students across the state: 53 students received $1,000 and two students, Amelia Atencio of Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts (MESA) in Thornton and Dawit Gebresellassie of George Washington High School in Denver, received $10,000.

The Comcast Foundation supports programs that have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities, including investing in tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated nearly $140 million to community organizations nationwide.

To date, a total of $740,000 in scholarship funding has been awarded to more than 600 Colorado students.

Connect with the scholarship winners at and learn about the other ways Comcast gives back to communities here.