Scholarship Guidelines


Thank you for your interest in the Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. (Please read the Disclaimer Statement).

At Comcast NBCUniversal, we believe success starts with opportunity, and that our commitment to young people today will help build strong leaders and achievers for our communities in the future.

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes students who exemplify skills and abilities throughout their high school careers and who serve as models for their fellow students.

Before proceeding, please review and print the FAQ document.

You may complete the online application questions in the order you prefer. Data can be saved as you move from one page to the next. You may exit at any time and return to make changes or complete the application until December 7, 2018. Please click the Submit button on the Terms and Conditions page for your final application to be accepted.

If you have immediate questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact us at or call  1-800-537-4180.

Thank you for your interest in the program!


Applicants to the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program must:

  • Have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership
  • Be enrolled as a high school senior
  • Reside in a community served by Comcast and/or in one of the following NBC or Telemundo markets: Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, Los Angeles, McAllen (TX.), New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical college in the United States for the entire 2019-2020 academic year
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Demonstrate financial need

Employees of Comcast NBCUniversal, its subsidiaries and affiliates, their children and other family members are ineligible to receive an award.


Comcast NBCUniversal anticipates awarding over 800 scholarships for the 2019 – 2020 school year. If selected, students will each receive a $2,500 award. Furthermore, a select number of awardees will be chosen as recipients of a Founder’s Award. These scholarship winners will receive awards in excess of $2,500.

All awards are for undergraduate study only and may be used for education-related expenses based on the institution’s cost of attendance. Acceptable expenses include: tuition, fees, books, supplies, and room and board on or off campus.

Awards are one-time only. Past recipients may not reapply.

Application Process

The first step is to register, create an application account, and complete your student profile. The email address in your student profile must be active and checked regularly. Keep a record of your username and password.

To begin, click on the Create an Account link at the bottom of this page.

The link to your application is displayed on the Student Overview page of this site after you complete your profile. Your Student Profile is NOT your application.

Standard capitalization (Jackie Smith, not jackie smith or JACKIE SMITH) must be used when entering data.

During the application process, you will be able to save your entered information and leave the site by clicking Save and Log Out in the left navigation area on each application page.

To log back into your account, you must enter your username and password. Click the Continue Application button to access your application. Your application will remain available for updates until you submit it, or until the deadline is reached, whichever occurs first. Until all required fields are completed and in the proper format, you will not be able to submit your application. The Review Page will highlight which items still need your attention. Once all application requirements are satisfied, the Lock and Submit Application button will be available to you near the bottom of the Review page. Carefully review your entire application before clicking on the Lock and Submit Application button. After the application is successfully submitted, your application can be viewed or printed for your files, but no further updates can be made. Profile information, however, may be updated at any time.

Required Documents

As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

  • Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, and grades.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

Program Deadline

Your application must be submitted on or before December 7, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, and a leadership statement. Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America and Comcast NBCUniversal. All applicants must agree to accept the decision as final. All scholarship awardees must complete and approve the terms and conditions set forth in the media release included as part of the scholarship acceptance form.


Scholarship awardees will be notified in March 2019. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants will be notified with the final decision.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, Inc. Scholarships made payable to the school are processed in one installment in August 2019.


Recipients have no obligation to Comcast NBCUniversal. They are, however, required to notify Scholarship America of any changes in address, school enrollment, or other relevant information, and to send a complete official transcript when requested.


Comcast NBCUniversal reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.


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