Comcast Awards Nearly $50,000 in Scholarships to Broward County Students

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Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program Recognizes Student Achievement in Academics, Community Service and Leadership

 By Cynthia Arco


Right to Left: Shaddi Abdala of Cooper City, Cooper City High School, Ivette Borges of Miramar, Everglades High School, Chelsea Brown of Planation, St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Marlon Derilus of North Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale High

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Recently Comcast awarded $47,750 in college scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year to 18 Broward County high school seniors as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. These students are among 90 from across Florida who are receiving a total of $236,000 in Leaders and Achievers scholarships this year.

Students are selected for their outstanding community service, academic performance, and leader-ship skills. 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 in Broward County are exceptional students who are committed to academic excellence and community service,” said Dawn Stagliano, Director of External Affairs and Community Impact for Comcast in Broward County. “We are honored to recognize their achievements and excited to sup-port them as they continue their educational journeys.”

Farah Dieujustice of Pembroke Pines, McArthur High School, Charitanna Francois of Pembroke Beach, Blanche Ely High, Justin Gluska of Hollywood, Nova High School and Angelica Gutierrez of Lauderhill, Boyd H. Anderson High School

Across Broward County, 17 students were awarded a one-time, Leaders and Achievers $2,500 scholarship to be used toward undergraduate education-related expenses. (Not Pictured:)

  • Enya Brackins of Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale High School * Niv Magril of Parkland, North Broward Preparatory School * Kaelan Rampasard of Miramar, Miramar High School * Tram Vo of North Lauderdale, Coarl Springs High School
Jada Hinds of Pembroke Pines, Pembroke Pines Charter High School, Faizan Mohammod of Pembroke Pines, Pembroke Pines Charter High School, Valeria Portuese of Weston, Cypress Bay High School and Gisela Regalado of Miramar, Jose Marti MAST 6-12 Academy
Carla Soto of North Lauderdale, Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School and Shaein Young of North Lauderdale, Coconut Creek High School



Shaddi Abdala of Cooper City, Cooper City High School, receives a Comcast Founders Scholarship check from Eva Boyd, Comcast External Affairs and Community Impact Specialist.


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