Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $95,000 in Scholarships to 38 Maryland High School Seniors

Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes students' achievements both in and out of the classroom
Jul 29, 2020 2:00 PM ET
Press Release

BALTIMORE, July 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Comcast NBCUniversal today announced it has awarded approximately $95,000 in scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year to 38 Maryland 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, more than $34 million has been awarded to about 30,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the Leaders and Achievers program.

"All of us at Comcast are honored to recognize the amazing achievements of our Leaders and Achievers scholarship winners in Maryland," said Mary McLaughlin, Senior Vice President of Comcast's Beltway Region. "These students excel in academics and are leaders in the community and among their peers. They are a great representation of our future, and we are proud to help them further their education."

"Congratulations to each of these students for receiving a Leaders and Achievers scholarship for serving as leaders in their communities and for their academic achievements," said Maryland School Superintendent Dr. Karen B. Salmon. "I'd also like to thank Comcast for helping support the educational future of our Maryland students."

Comcast, in partnership with Dr. Salmon, created a congratulatory video and shared with all its Maryland scholarship winners. Additionally, several students shared their excitement around attending college in the Fall – click here to hear directly from them.

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.

See below for a full list of recipients:

2020 Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Recipients from Maryland

Anne Arundel County
Ian Dinmore of Arundel High School
Trentin Long of North County High School
Daniel Ruiz of Annapolis High School
Reyna Vrbensky of South River High School
Abigail Ward of Northeast High School
Cameren Watkins of Southern Senior High School
Jon Williams of Broadneck High School

Baltimore City
Diamond Jones Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Baltimore MD
Robin Paranilam of Mount Saint Joseph High School

Baltimore County
Muhammad Abbasi of Kenwood High IB and Sports Science
Grace Adebogun of Towson High Law & Public Policy
Sumra Chaudhry of Western School of Technology & Environmental Science
Kayla Clarke of Randallstown High School
Wasilat Dosunmu of Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts
Thinzar Htwe of Eastern Technical High School
Joynob Kaoshar of Woodlawn High Center for Pre-Eng. Res.
Noam Peled of Franklin High School
Anna Tang Dulaney Senior High School

Carroll County
Vivienne Sharp of Westminster Senior High School

Charles County
Fernando Avila of North Point High School
Eleni Varlas of Westlake High School

Frederick County
Oreoluwa Adeoye of Governor Thomas Johnson High School

Howard County
Julianna Dibert of Glenelg Country School
Chinaza Ezeh of Hammond High School
Ellen Li of Mount Hebron High School
Kiana Angela Macharia of Oakland Mills High School

Montgomery County
Joellen Allah-Mensah of Northwest High School
Kelvin Boakye of Gaithersburg High School
Leah Bulbula of Richard Montgomery High School
Sophie Cisse of Springbrook High School
Tayina Sylvain of Sherwood High School
Rachel Hannah Zozobrado of Winston Churchill High School

Prince George's County
Ashley Challenger of Surrattsville High School
Nelson Menjivar of International High School at Largo
Zahir Muhammad of DeMatha Catholic High School
Brandon Talla of Eleanor Roosevelt High School

Worcester County
Sheyanne Aleshire of Snow Hill High School
Alyssa Romano of Stephen Decatur High School

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