Comcast said it will distribute $210,000 in scholarships at a special recognition ceremony saluting the 190 California high school seniors from 104 cities and 30 counties who have won a 2011 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship of $1,000.
Local winners include Nicolette Schiber of Atwater High School; Cheyanne Young of Buhach Colony High School; Kisha McGuire of Livingston High School; Anna Almario of Stone Ridge Christian High School; Katie Donnell of Golden Valley High School and Laura Gray of Merced High School.
Two students will receive $10,000 scholarships, and 20 of the winning students will have their name drawn for a laptop computer to use at college. In addition, the students and their families will also receive a tour of the State Capitol and the California Museum of Women and the Arts. For a complete list of California’s 2011 Scholarship recipients, see the list below or visit: http://comcastcalifornia.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=458.
In 2011, the program will grant more than $2.1 million, recognizing more than 2,100 students attending high schools in Comcast communities across the country. Since its inception in 2001, the program has awarded more than $15.4 million in college aid to more than 15,000 high school seniors. Visit www.comcast.com/inthecommunity for more information.