PLYMOUTH – Comcast NBCUniversal has awarded $82,500 in scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year to 33 Michigan 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, more than $33 million has been awarded to nearly 30,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the Leaders and Achievers program.
“This year’s scholarship recipients demonstrated an incredible passion and determination to excel academically and in the community,” said Tim Collins, Senior Vice President for the Heartland Region, which includes Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky. “We are honored to recognize them and support their continuing educational journeys.”
Comcast is awarding the following students with scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year:
|Student Name||High School||High School City|
|Grace Burge||Brandywine High School||Niles|
|Yunseo Cho||Salem High School||Canton|
|Mickeeely Dias||Kearsley High School||Flint|
|Malitta Dillard||Taylor High School||Taylor|
|Reilly Farr||Waverly High School||Lansing|
|Sadejah Gartrell||River Rouge High School||River Rouge|
|Vincent Gaytan||Marine City High School||Marine City|
|Alexandria Grant||Bloomfield Hills High School||Bloomfield Hills|
|Antwan Green||Renaissance High School||Detroit|
|Abtisam Hassan||Crestwood High School||Dearborn Heights|
|Nesiah Henderson||River Rouge High School||River Rouge|
|Macdennis Ikpeama||Arbor Preparatory High School||Ypsilanti|
|Kimberly Jackson||Fitzgerald High School||Detroit|
|Karyn King||Carman-Ainsworth High School||Flint|
|Sara Komaiha||Crestwood High School||Dearborn Heights|
|Gabrielle Leverett||Melvindale High School||Melvindale|
|Bahaa Mohamed||Crestwood High School||Dearborn Heights|
|Christopher Moy||Faith Christian School (Homeschool)||West Bloomfield|
|Hadi Nasserdine||Fordson High School||Dearborn|
|Carson Peasley||Ernest W. Seaholm High School||Birmingham|
|Adam Pilon||Brighton High School||Brighton|
|Erin Powers||Mona Shores High School||Norton Shores|
|Ellison Pratley||Holland High School||Holland|
|Daniel Romano||Shrine Catholic High School||Royal Oak|
|Dorian Smalley||Renaissance High School||Detroit|
|Anna Sun||Detroit Country Day School||Beverly Hills|
|Dhruv Thakkar||International Academy||Bloomfield|
|Destinny Todd||Battle Creek Central High School||Battle Creek|
|Gillian Tubay||University of Detroit Jesuit High School||Detroit|
|Vanessa Villaflor||Hope of Detroit High School||Detroit|
|Ashley Welch||Arbor Preparatory High School||Ypsilanti|
|Hiruni Wijesinghe||Okemos High School||Okemos|
|Breanna Williams||Cass Technical High School||Detroit|
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 and value of civic involvement, especially by the business community.
Visit here to learn more about the program.