BOSTON, MA – (July 23, 2014) – At a special ceremony held recently at the Massachusetts State House, Comcast was joined by Secretary of Education, Matthew Malone, and state legislators to award Owen Bradley and 93 other graduating high school seniors from across the state each a $1,000 college scholarship. The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program, one of the Comcast Foundation’s signature community investment programs, annually recognizes students who have shown leadership skills, academic achievement and a commitment to community service.
“Each year, we are excited to provide Leaders and Achievers scholarships to talented students like Owen who demonstrate leadership in school activities and a strong commitment to community service,” said Steve Hackley, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Greater Boston Region. “We are proud to recognize the success and potential of such outstanding student leaders, all of whom are preparing for the next step in their educational careers.”
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program provides one-time $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 be prepared for the future, to engage youth in their communities, and to demonstrate the importance of civic involvement, and the value placed on civic involvement by the business community. Owen’s community service work has included volunteering for the Upton Kids Pan Mass Challenge, Upton Police Senior Pasta Dinner, the Nipmuc Leaf Senior Citizens Center, and much more. Owen is a graduate of Nipmuc Regional High School located in Upton, MA.
Since the program’s inception in 2001 there have been over 21,000 scholarship winners totaling more than $21.6 million.
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 more than $143 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.
feature photo submitted by Tammy Bradley