PLYMOUTH – Comcast NBCUniversal has awarded $82,500 in scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year to 33 Michigan 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 $33 million has been awarded to nearly 30,000 high school seniors across the country as part of the Leaders and Achievers program.

“This year’s scholarship recipients demonstrated an incredible passion and determination to excel academically and in the community,” said Tim Collins, Senior Vice President for the Heartland Region, which includes Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky. “We are honored to recognize them and support their continuing educational journeys.”

Comcast is awarding the following students with scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year:


Student NameHigh SchoolHigh School City
Grace BurgeBrandywine High SchoolNiles
Yunseo ChoSalem High SchoolCanton
Mickeeely DiasKearsley High SchoolFlint
Malitta DillardTaylor High SchoolTaylor
Reilly FarrWaverly High SchoolLansing
Sadejah GartrellRiver Rouge High SchoolRiver Rouge
Vincent GaytanMarine City High SchoolMarine City
Alexandria GrantBloomfield Hills High SchoolBloomfield Hills
Antwan GreenRenaissance High SchoolDetroit
Abtisam HassanCrestwood High SchoolDearborn Heights
Nesiah HendersonRiver Rouge High SchoolRiver Rouge
Macdennis IkpeamaArbor Preparatory High SchoolYpsilanti
Kimberly JacksonFitzgerald High SchoolDetroit
Karyn KingCarman-Ainsworth High SchoolFlint
Sara KomaihaCrestwood High SchoolDearborn Heights
Gabrielle LeverettMelvindale High SchoolMelvindale
Bahaa MohamedCrestwood High SchoolDearborn Heights
Christopher MoyFaith Christian School (Homeschool)West Bloomfield
Hadi NasserdineFordson High SchoolDearborn
Carson PeasleyErnest W. Seaholm High SchoolBirmingham
Adam PilonBrighton High SchoolBrighton
Erin PowersMona Shores High SchoolNorton Shores
Ellison PratleyHolland High SchoolHolland
Daniel RomanoShrine Catholic High SchoolRoyal Oak
Dorian SmalleyRenaissance High SchoolDetroit
Anna SunDetroit Country Day SchoolBeverly Hills
Dhruv ThakkarInternational AcademyBloomfield
Destinny ToddBattle Creek Central High SchoolBattle Creek
Gillian TubayUniversity of Detroit Jesuit High SchoolDetroit
Vanessa VillaflorHope of Detroit High SchoolDetroit
Ashley WelchArbor Preparatory High SchoolYpsilanti
Hiruni WijesingheOkemos High SchoolOkemos
Breanna WilliamsCass Technical High SchoolDetroit

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.

Visit here to learn more about the program.