Comcast Foundation Awards Scholarships

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The Comcast Foundation is awarding a one-time grant of $1,000 to each of 1,328 high-school seniors that can be used toward the students' higher education under its “2005 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.”

High-school seniors attending schools in Comcast Corp. communities across the country were nominated for the scholarship program by their school principals.

The Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program underscores the Comcast philosophy that young people should have every opportunity to achieve their potential and should be motivated to be catalysts for positive change in their schools and communities.

“The Comcast Foundation Board wants young people in our communities to know that they have the power to effect positive change, and that we and the community at large value that contribution,” said Joseph W. Waz Jr., president of The Comcast Foundation, in a prepared statement.

“We’re proud to continue to expand this program that recognizes the efforts of a growing number of individual students, all of whom are making a difference in their communities,” he added.

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