Five Howard County seniors were awarded scholarships from the Comcast Foundation last week in Annapolis, the foundation announced.
The county students were among 100 students across the state honored through the foundation’s annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.
Sade Ayinde of Long Reach High School, Nathanial Hasse of Wilde Lake High School, Kiran Martin of Howard High School, Marcos Miranda of Reservoir High School and Foluke Tuakli of River Hill High School, all received $1,000 one-time scholarships from Comcast.
The Comcast Foundation was founded by the Comcast Corporation in 1999 to give charitable support to qualified nonprofit organizations. It has three investment priorities: promoting community service, expanding digital literacy and building tomorrow’s leaders, according to a news release.
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.”