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Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $97,000 In Scholarships to 88 New Jersey High School Seniors

By Press Release

TREVOSE, PA — Comcast NBCUniversal on May 9, 2017 announced that it has awarded approximately $97,000 in scholarships for the 2017-18 school year to 88 New Jersey students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, recognizes the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.
“Our Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners exemplify leadership and are committed to academic excellence and community service,” said Stephanie Kosta, Comcast Regional Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs. “We are honored to recognize their achievements, and excited to support them as they continue their educational journeys.”
Comcast, joined by New Jersey’s Commissioner of Education Kimberley Harrington, recognized the students at a special event held at the Trenton War Memorial. The 88 recipients each received $1,000 scholarships. One student, Jacob Bauldock, a resident of Willingboro, NJ, and student at Burlington County Institute of Technology, was selected to receive a $10,000 Comcast Founders Scholarship – instituted in honor of Ralph J. Roberts, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Comcast Corporation. In total, Comcast awarded $97,000 worth of scholarships in New Jersey this year. After a prize drawing, 10 students also received Samsung Galaxy tablets for us at college.
“Student leaders and achievers are incredibly important to the conversation around education. The leaders and achievers we celebrate today bring not only their accomplishments, but their student voice to this conversation on education. The most critical voice, which these students show, is the voice of the heart. These students demonstrate how you reach out to someone who is in need of a voice they may not have, and also how you give back and serve your community in ways that are more than academic,” said New Jersey Commissioner of Education Kimberley Harrington.
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 of civic involvement, and the value placed on civic involvement by the business community.
This year, the program will award more than $2 million in scholarships to more than 2,000 students across the country to help them pursue higher education.
About Comcast Corporation:
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit for more information.
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 service, expanding digital literacy, and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated nearly $200 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at
2017 Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Winners from New Jersey:
Scholarship Recipients (by county where student resides)
Austyn Mingo-Crockett, Atlantic City High School
Ella Glenn, Egg Harbor Township High School
Jeffrey Palermo, Absegami High School
Matthew Espstein, Mainland Regional High School
Lucie Pham, Oakcrest High School
Tommy Liang, Atlantic County Institute of Technology
Destiny Brooks, Charter Tech High School Performing Art
Nina Delgado, Wallington Jr/Sr High School
Cynthia Nguyen, Camden Catholic High School
John Conville, Cinnaminson High School
Kelsey Raymond, Northern Burlington Co Regional High School
Kathleen Garcia, Florence Township Memorial High School
Kristen Kreutzberg, Notre Dame High School
Brian Christopher Matheis, Rancocas Valley Regional High School
Hannah M Lloren, Palmyra High School
Jacob M Bauldock, Burlington County Institute Of Technology
Ayoola O Ogunyimika, Willingboro High School
Madisen T Harvey, Audubon High School
Luis Ruben Acevedo, Camden Academy Charter High School
Julie Pham, Charles E. Brimm Medical Arts School
Aaditi A Tamhankar, Cherry Hill High School West
Krunal Desai, Timber Creek Regional HS
Olivia M Craig, St Joseph Regional High School
Marisol C Smith, Lindenwold High School
Asia M Davis, Pennsauken High School
Sam T Tran, Camden County Technical School – Gloucester Township
Minseo Bae, Eastern Senior High School
Cape May:
Emma J Carlson, Middle Township High School
Mackenzie McCracken, Wildwood High School
Julian D Allen, Millville Senior High School
Madison L Hagerty, Our Lady of Mercy Academy
Craig Jackowski, Belleville High School
Magdalena M Botrous, Mount Saint Dominic Academy
Jamila Osborne, East Orange Campus High School
Rardnina D Brown, Immaculate Conception High School
Elissa M Bonilla, James Caldwell High School
Catherine Ann Copeland, Clayton High School
Jacelynn Duranceau, Gloucester City Junior-Senior High School
Pierce C. Burgin, Clearview Regional Sr High School
Samuel D Giordano, Paulsboro High School
Nicholas A Franchi, Pitman High School
Robert H Minnick, Washington Township High School 11-12 Bldg
Jaclyn N Jennings, Gloucester Co. Inst. Of Technology
Anjelai R Hayes, Woodbury Junior – Senior High School
Neil E Sheridan, Gateway Regional High School
Yasmin Chahir, Harrison High School
Charlee N Gonzalez, Hudson Catholic Regional High School
Christina T Keroles, William L Dickinson High School
Alondra Jazmin Collado, Lincoln High School
Krystal Y Cohen, Dr. Ronald McNair Academic High School
Nicole Padilla, Liberty High School
Aolanie M Vargas, St Dominic Academy
Luc-Paul Adams, Henry Snyder High School
Robert G Kimelman, Secaucus High School
William Q Cleverley, North Hunterdon High School
Christian T Meyer, Voorhees High School
Jesse Nana Amankwaah, Ewing High School
Anthony V Tomaselli, Mcvs Sypek Center Vocational School
Cameron M Consiglio, Franklin High School
Emily R Jaruszewski, McVs Assunpink Center
Malay A Trivedi, West Windsor/Plainsboro High School South
Lachelle S Dufresne, Carteret High School
Meshaal Bannerman, Colonia High School
Charu Arya, JFK Memorial High School
Kaothar Oladoja, Woodbridge High School
Christine Pobega, Raritan High School
Miller Corrigan, Christian Brothers Academy
Jacob A Yatvitskiy, High Technology HS
Laura E Demytrk, Long Branch High School
Robert T Lynch, Mater Dei Prep
Damaris-Lydia Odebode, Performing Arts Academy
Haley L Milner, Manchester Township HS
Daniel P Herrington, Point Pleasant Boro High School
Daniel Earl Gural, Toms River High School South
Megan Brutko, Ocean County Vocational Technical School
Brooke A Sobieski, Msgr. Donovan High School
Michael A. Skrable, Toms River High School North
Michael A Haney, Arthur P. Schalick High School
Destiny Q Green, Salem High School
Ajay D Gandhi, Hillsborough High School
Yanqing Liang, North Plainfield High School
Katherine B Pedini, Governor Livingston High School
Matthew T Gallo, Arthur L. Johnson High School
Johnathan A Torres, Rahway High School
Imani N Bell, Roselle Park High School
Claire M O’Brien, Union Catholic Regional High School
MaeKenzi R Dixon, Union County Vocational Technical School
Enmanuel Minaya, Union High School

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