Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship is a bit different than the other scholarships we’ve listed here on White Picket College. It’s different because the student does not nominate her/himself. Instead the school guidance counselor or principal nominates the student. Therefore, it is best for the student to nudge her/his principal or guidance counselor in the direction of this scholarship.
Principals and guidance counselors nominate high school seniors who exemplify leadership and positive change in their respective schools and communities. Financial need is not considered with this award. To receive the one time $1000 college scholarship money, students must be:
- Leaders who shape and build their communities
- Leaders who are mentors to the youth in their communities and instill a sense of altruism in them
- Leaders who emphasize civic involvement and how civic involvement should be valued in the business community.
The idea of this scholarship is that Comcast realizes it is not easy to be a kid these days. Any kid who is a leader in her/his community and serves the community is outstanding to them.
To apply, high school principals and guidance counselors must nominate candidates. They must email comcast[at]applyists.com to nominate the student or students. In order to be a nominee, students must:
- Be a full-time high school senior
- Demonstrate exceptional commitment to community service
- Display leadership in school activities or at work
- Have a GPA of 2.8 or higher.
- Live in an area served by Comcast.
In 2009 alone, Comcast gave college grant money to nearly 1900 students.
There is a large chance that high school principals and guidance counselors do not know about the Comcast scholarship. If not, it is the student’s responsibility to remind them. Students should set up an appointment with the principal or guidance counselor. In that meeting, students can provide information on the scholarship and tell the administrator why they should be nominated.
This is a great opportunity for those who spent a good amount of time serving their community. Also, it is a quick and easy way to get money. We do not see any requirements for long essays or months-long projects. It is a simple nomination where the administrator must email and possibly fill out a bit of paperwork. An extra $1000 to basically do nothing while you apply to more lucrative and time consuming scholarships? Sounds like a good plan to us.
Make sure your area is served by Comcast before applying for the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship.
Deadline: Check with Comcast