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Comcast NBCUniversal awards $60,000 in scholarships to 24 Tennessee high school seniors

KNOXVILLE – Comcast NBCUniversal today announced it has awarded approximately $60,000 in scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year to 24 Tennessee students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. 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, about $33 million has been awarded to about 30,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the Leaders and Achievers program.

“I am incredibly proud of every single one of you for working so hard for this moment,” said Tennessee’s First Lady Maria Lee to the Tennessee scholarships winners during an online celebration hosted by Comcast. “I know this was not the year you expected, but I commend you for making the most of it and choosing to exceed expectations. Now is your chance to find your passion and pursue your dreams.”

Makayla Hedges
Makayla Hedges
Kurk Cantrell
Kurk Cantrell
Alexandra McBryar
Alexandra McBryar
kylie hall
Kylie Hall
  joseph motto
Joseph Motto

The 2020 Knoxville Leaders and Achievers scholarship winners are:

• Kylie Hall, Cosby High School
• Kurt Cantrell, Gatlinburg Pittman High School
• Alexandra McBryar, Karns High School
• Makayla Hedges, West High School
• Joseph Motto, L&N Stem Academy

“We are honored to recognize the amazing accomplishments of our Leaders and Achievers scholarship winners in Georgia,” said Jason Gumbs, Comcast Regional SVP. “They are top achievers in academics, leaders in the community and leaders among their peers. They represent our future, and Comcast NBCUniversal is proud to support them, especially during these very challenging times.”

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes high school seniors for their community service, academic performance, and leadership skills. These scholarships are provided to give young people the opportunity to continue their education to better compete in tomorrow’s workplace. Applicants to the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program must demonstrate academic excellence, commitment to community service, and outstanding qualities in character, integrity, and leadership.

Published June 25, 2020

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