Provided by the the Comcast Foundation
Richmond, Va – May 13, 2015 – The Comcast Foundation today announced the 2015 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers®Scholarship Program awards in Virginia. The Program recognizes 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.
“I want to congratulate this year’s scholarship recipients who have displayed a strong commitment to education and their community,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe. “When partners like Comcast support our students, they invest in the workforce we need to build a new Virginia economy and make life better for families all across our Commonwealth.”
Comcast, joined by Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia Levar Stoney and school administrators, recognized the students at a special event held yesterday at the Virginia State Capitol. Sixty recipients of the 2015 Virginia Leaders and Achievers® scholarships received $1,000. Raven Parham, a senior at Petersburg Public High School, was awarded a $10,000 Comcast Founders Scholarship – instituted in honor of Ralph J. Roberts, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Comcast Corporation – for a total of $70,000 awarded this year to Virginia high school students.
“I am honored to celebrate these elite students,” said Stoney. “It is wonderful to witness their dedication to education and community service, and the accomplishments that come when students challenge themselves to achieve excellence.”
“Our Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners exemplify leadership and are committed to academic excellence and community service,” added Thomas Coughlin, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Beltway Region. “We are honored to recognize their achievements, and excited to support them as they continue their educational journeys.
To date, Comcast has awarded more than $22.8 million to nearly 23,000 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners.
2015 Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Recipients from Virginia
Lloyd Marshall of Osbourn Park High School
Jalinne Gorenflo of Manassas Park High School
Prince William County
Stephanie Hickman of Battlefield High School in Haymarket