Comcast NBCUniversal has awarded $10,000 in scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year to four Vermont 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 $34 million has been awarded to about 30,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the Leaders and Achievers program, including $240,000 to more than 160 students in Vermont.
“We are honored to recognize the amazing achievements of our Leaders and Achievers scholarship winners and to help them further their education,” said Dennis Mathew, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Western New England Region, which includes Vermont. “They are top achievers in academics, leaders in the community and leaders among their peers. They represent our future, and Comcast NBCUniversal is proud to support them.”
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes high school seniors for their community service, academic performance, and leadership skills. These scholarships are provided to give young people the opportunity to continue their education to better compete in tomorrow’s workplace. Applicants to the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program must demonstrate academic excellence, commitment to community service, and outstanding qualities in character, integrity, and leadership.
When asked what community service meant to them, Rosanna Hyde from Rutland said that, “When I think of community service, I think of fitting neighborhood kids with new free bike helmets at the Kiwanis Annual Bike Rodeo, or trailblazing along the local volunteer coalition to support a sustainable park system or offering my time and effort to support mental health awareness in my school. The beauty of this kind of service is that it allows for community, peer and self-growth and only requires passion, kindness and a drive to do good. Anyone and everyone can take part.”
Carolyn Crawford from Arlington added, “Community service is not only a mere act of kindness but rather the formation of long-lasting connections with members of my town. It is a support group dedicated to helping each other and building up our community to be the best that it can be.”
The Vermont students who received this year’s scholarship are:
|Student Name||Hometown||High School|
|Zoey Amoroso||Shaftsbury||Mount Anthony Union High School|
|Carolyn Crawford||Arlington||Arlington Memorial High School|
|Michael Davis||North Ferrisburgh||Vergennes UHSD #5|
|Rosanna Hyde||Rutland||Rutland Senior High School|