Layla Tiberio of Northeast High School was one of 38 Maryland high school seniors awarded scholarships through the Comcast Foundation’s annual Leaders and Achievers scholarship program in 2019. The program, one of the foundations’ signature community impact initiatives, recognizes outstanding community service, academic performance and leadership skills.
Comcast, joined by James D. Fielder, secretary of Maryland’s Higher Education Commission, recognized the students at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis on May 22.
Funded by the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, the award 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 Mary McLaughlin, senior vice president of Comcast’s beltway 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.