Comcast today announced the Florida 2015 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program awards. Recipients in the Tallahassee area were honored in a special ceremony at the Florida Department of Education with the state education commissioner.

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From left, Brian Musselwhite, Comcast Vice President of State Government Affairs, Raven McCloud, Lea ...

From left, Brian Musselwhite, Comcast Vice President of State Government Affairs, Raven McCloud, Leaders and Achievers scholarship recipient from Rickards High School, Pam Stewart, Florida Education Commissioner, Maya King, scholarship recipient from Maclay School, Michael Hayden Stavres, scholarship recipient from John Paul II Catholic High School and Stefanie Bowden, Comcast Florida Region Specialist, Government Affairs and Community Investment.(Photo: Business Wire)

"Congratulations to those students whose hard work in their studies and contributions to their communities merited recognition through the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Award," said Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart. "These are the future leaders, innovators and caretakers of our state. I wish each recipient success as they continue their education and pursue their dreams."

This year, Comcast is awarding 172 scholarships worth $184,000 to high school seniors around Florida. Among the recipients are several students from the Tallahassee area who met with local Comcast leaders and Commissioner Stewart today to be recognized for their accomplishments.

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program provides $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 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.

To date, Comcast has awarded more than $22.8 million to nearly 23,000 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners.

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program is one of the many ways that Comcast gives back to the communities we serve. Click here to learn more.

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 nearly $158 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.

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