Comcast NBCUniversal announced it has awarded $45,000 in scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year to 18 Connecticut students, including Lillian Bierwirth from Berlin, 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.
“We are honored to recognize the amazing achievements of our Leaders and Achievers scholarship winners and to help them further their education,” said Dennis Mathew, senior vice president of Comcast’s Western New England Region, which is headquartered in Berlin. “They are top achievers in academics, leaders in the community and leaders among their peers. They represent our future, and Comcast NBCUniversal is proud to support them.”
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said, “Congratulations to the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship award winners. I appreciate that this scholarship recognizes academic achievement, leadership and community service, as these are important principles for success in college and beyond. I wish these students all the best on their journey.”