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Comcast Awards 57 Colorado High School Seniors with Leaders and Achievers® College Scholarships

<ul class='bwalignc'> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> <i><b>Two students from Aurora, Lakewood receive $10,000 scholarships</b></i> </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> <i><b>55 students statewide receive $1,000 scholarships</b></i> </li> </ul>

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Comcast Awards 57 Colorado High School Seniors with Leaders and Achievers® College Scholarships09:00 EDT Tuesday, May 08, 2012 DENVER (Business Wire) -- The Comcast Foundation today announced the 2012-13 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program awards in Colorado. A total of $75,000 in scholarship funding will be awarded to 57 Colorado students, with 55 students receiving $1,000 each, and two - Daniel Besmer of Green Mountain High School in Lakewood and Nina De La Rosa of Rangeview High School in Aurora – each receiving $10,000. “Through this scholarship program, Comcast is proud to salute talented high school seniors who are leaders in their communities,” said Rich Jennings, Vice President of Comcast's Mile High Region. “For nearly 50 years, Comcast has been committed to making a positive impact on our local communities and helping them ‘Dream Big' by providing innovative technology, encouraging volunteerism, providing financial support and partnering with great community organizations. We hope these scholarships will help these students reach their full potential and continue to dream big.” The Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program provides $1,000 or $10,000 scholarships to students who strive to achieve their potential, are catalysts for positive change in their communities, 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 engage them in their communities. The program also demonstrates the importance of civic involvement, and the value placed on civic involvement by the business community. Since the program's inception, more than 500 Colorado students have received a total of $594,000 in scholarship funding. To date, Comcast has awarded more than $17 million to more than 17,000 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners across the country. “Each year, we are excited to provide scholarships for these talented students,” said Charisse R. Lillie, President of the Comcast Foundation and Vice President, Community Investment of Comcast Corp. “Comcast seeks students who demonstrate leadership abilities in school activities and who reflect a strong commitment to community service. These students are our future leaders, and we hope these scholarships will help to power their dreams for success.” Connect with the scholarship winners at Explore and “like” Comcast in the community at 2012 COMCAST LEADERS AND ACHIEVERS® SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS IN COLORADO$10,000 Scholarship Awards - 2 students:Aurora Nina De La Rosa, Rangeview High School Lakewood Daniel Besmer, Green Mountain High School $1,000 Scholarship Awards – 55 students:ArvadaSadie Weinzapfel, Arvada West High School AuroraAisha Iqbal, Cherokee Trail High SchoolLeslye Magallon, Gateway High SchoolTsion Shiferaw, Aurora Central High SchoolYohana Tuquabo, Regis Jesuit High SchoolJulie Woodworth, Smoky Hill High School BennettMakenna Linn, Bennett High School BerthoudDillon Fagler, Berthoud High School BoulderAmanda McCulloch, Boulder High School Colorado SpringsAustin Foster, Cheyenne Mountain High SchoolGrace Mangino, Liberty High SchoolCinnamon Moore, Doherty High SchoolRobert Pugsley, Rampart High SchoolBriana Schmidt, Wasson High SchoolKristen Scott, Pine Creek High School DenverJairo Aguayo-Montes, Bruce Randolph High SchoolTaylor Coleman, George Washington High SchoolStephen Garcia, La Academia At The Denver Inner City ParishSelena Gomez, North High SchoolAnaissa Herrera, Martin Luther King Jr. Early College HSAsher Kaye, Denver Jewish Day SchoolIman Mohamed, South High SchoolAmerica Perez, Colorado AcademyShantell Rosmina, Thomas Jefferson High SchoolHenry Solis, Escuela TlatelolcoLee Small, Denver Center for International StudiesAlexandra Torrez-Suazo, Fred N. Thomas Career Education CenterKathryn Troeger, John F Kennedy High SchoolKaren Vazquez, East High SchoolJunior Valeriano, Montbello High SchoolMengyuan Yu, Global Leadership Academy Fort CollinsAngela Natrasevschi, Fort Collins High SchoolWilliam Ranson, Fossil Ridge High School GreeleyJuan Briones, Union Colony Preparatory SchoolEvert Justice Finger, Greeley West High School Highlands RanchBlake Schmauder, Thunder Ridge High School La JuntaNicole Haberman, La Junta High School LafayetteLauren Jones, Peak To Peak Charter SchoolMegan Valentine, Centaurus High School LakewoodJasmin Arnold, Bear Creek High SchoolAgnes Pham, Alameda High SchoolSalvador Rivera, Warren Occupation Technical Center LittletonAllison Hicks, Littleton High SchoolAlyssa Stewart, Heritage High School LongmontJosue Chavez, Skyline High School LyonsMadison Myers, Lyons Middle/Senior High School NorthglennAshley Hutchins - Vantage Point High School PuebloBrooke Dressen, Centennial High SchoolCorey Laughlin, East High SchoolBrooke Trevithick, Central High School Pueblo WestErica Galyon, Pueblo West High SchoolTiasha Roland, Swallows Charter Academy ThorntonAshley Hoffman, Horizon High School WestminsterAustin Ricks, Academy of Charter Schools WindsorCaitlin Tufts, Windsor High School About the Comcast Foundation The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities—promoting community service, expanding digital literacy and building tomorrow's leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $90 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) ( is one of the world's leading media, entertainment and communications companies. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks. ComcastMary Spillane,