The Comcast Foundation today announced that two Lakewood high school seniors are among the 2014-15 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program awards. There are 90 recipients in Western Washington and Spokane County.
“This year’s scholarship winners demonstrate exemplary commitment to leadership in both their classrooms and community,” said Len Rozek, senior vice president of Comcast in Washington. “We are proud to recognize their achievements, and are excited to support them as they continue their educational journeys.”
The students who can attend will be honored in June (Thursday, June 5, 2014) at a ceremony at the Washington State Governor’s Mansion in Olympia.
Yoon Bae of Lakewood attends Lakes High School. She is active in her church and mentoring programs and helped organize a fundraiser to provide services for the homeless. She was also active in Key Club and president of the Speech and Debate Club.
Jenifer Becerril Pacheco of Tacoma attends Clover Park High School. She was a mentor for the Warrior Academy which helps incoming students and was involved in the school’s blood drive and president of the National Honors Society there.
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program provides $1,000 scholarships to students who strive to achieve their 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.
To date, Comcast has awarded more than $21.6 million to nearly 21,000 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners.
The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified nonprofit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on their communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities – expanding digital literacy, promoting community service and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated nearly $140 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves. More information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.comcast.com/community