Sixty-three Indiana high school seniors are receiving a helping hand for college in the form of $1,000 scholarships from the Comcast Foundation. The 2008 Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program, one of the Comcast Foundation’s signature community investment programs, recognizes students who have demonstrated leadership skills, academic achievement, and a commitment to community service.


Fort Wayne area scholarship recipients include:

Katherine Ball, Tri-State University, South Side High School

Jeffrey Corajod, Hope College, Homestead High School

Samantha Crowell, Wellesley College, Wayne High School

Kevin Dawson, University of St. Francis, Northrop High School

Amy Fox, Huntington University, Snider High School

Carrie Halquist, Grace College, North Side High School

Janae Meyers, Purdue University, Bishop Luers High School

Joshua Pan, Princeton University, Canterbury High School

Alexandria Pollos, Huntington University, Woodlan Jr.-Sr. High School

Candi Witzigreuter, University of Indianapolis, Elmhurst High School

Brent Lederle, University of Indianapolis, Huntington North High School


“The cost of college continues to rise, so the Comcast Foundation is proud to present these young people with the Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship in recognition of their hard work, leadership and commitment to their communities,” said David L. Cohen, Comcast Executive Vice President and co-chairman of The Comcast Foundation. “These students represent our future leaders and they embody Comcast’s belief in giving back to the communities where we live and work.”

A commitment to community service is an essential component in the selection of winners of Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarships. This year’s winners have participated in a wide variety of community service activities such as mentoring and tutoring younger students, volunteering at hospitals and participating in local blood, food, and clothing drives. Each year, Comcast works with high school principals, guidance counselors, and school administrators to select the scholarship recipients.

“I continue to be impressed with the response to the Leaders and Achievers® scholarship program,” said Mark Apple, vice president of public affairs for Comcast’s Indianapolis Region. “These students truly embody Comcast’s belief in giving back to the communities where we all live and work. They deserve our recognition and support for the tremendous work they’re doing.”

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