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.