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Comcast awards $175K in scholarships

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SCHAUMBURG - Comcast NBCUniversal has awarded $175,000 in scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year to 70 students in its greater Chicago region, part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes high school seniors for their community service, academic performance, and leadership skills. Students are selected for outstanding community service, academic performance and leadership skills.

"These students not only did well academically, they recognized the importance of service and volunteerism in their communities," said John Crowley, Comcast's regional senior vice president. "This talented and committed group is our future generation of leaders, and Comcast NBCUniversal is proud to support them as they continue their education."

The award, funded by the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, is a one-time, $2,500 scholarship to be used toward undergraduate education-related expenses.

Since 2001, about $33 million has been awarded to about 30,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the Leaders and Achievers program. Comcast's greater Chicago region includes central and northern Illinois, northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan.