FORT BEND ISD (Covering Fort Bend News) – Three Fort Bend ISD students are among 28 Houston-area students to receive scholarships from Comcast NBCUniversal’s annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. Comcast NBCUniversal has awarded $72,500 in scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year.
Shannon Buckfield (Travis High School), Jamal Seriki (Dulles High School) and Maria Ibarra (Dulles High School) were recipients of the scholarships.
Students are selected for their outstanding community service, academic performance, and leadership skills. 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, more than $33 million has been awarded to nearly 30,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the Leaders and Achievers program.
“Our Leaders and Achievers scholarship winners are exceptional students who are committed to academic excellence and community service,” said Ralph Martinez, Senior Vice President, Comcast Houston Region. “We are honored to recognize their achievements and excited to support them as they continue their educational journeys.”
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students who “strive to achieve their full 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 and value of civic involvement, especially by the business community.