Jamila Mitchell, a senior at Laurel High School, received a $1,000, one-time scholarships from the Comcast Foundation last week in Annapolis, the foundation announced.

Mitchell is one of 13 students in the county and 100 students across the state honored through the foundation's annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.

The Comcast Foundation was founded by the Comcast Corporation in 1999 to give charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. It has three investment priorities: promoting community service, expanding digital literacy and building tomorrow's leaders, according to a news release.

"The very best investment we can make as Marylanders is to help our students reach their academic objectives," Gov. Martin O'Malley said. "I salute each of the scholarship winners as they attain important milestones in scholarship and community service, and wish to thank Comcast for its commitment to our students."


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According to the foundation, the scholarships are given to students who "strive to achieve their 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."