The “Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program” Recognizes Local Student’s Achievements Both In and Out of the Classroom

El Paso, TX – April 18, 2019 – Telemundo 48 El Paso / KTDO and Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation today announced that it has awarded $2,500 in scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year to a local El Paso high school student as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. The student was selected for 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, the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation has awarded 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.

“Jimena Mendez from Socorro High School is our 2019 ‘Leaders and Achievers’ scholarship winner. Jimena is an exceptional student. She is committed to academic excellence and community service,” said Lorena Castañeda, General Manager of Telemundo 48 El Paso. “We are pleased to present Jimena with this scholarship to help her pursue her dreams of obtaining a college education and degree.”

Mendez, a student at Socorro High School in El Paso, Texas will receive a $2,500 scholarship from the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation through the 2019 Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program Jimena was selected for her dedication to her studies and involvement in the community. Some of her accomplishments have been in volunteering at the Hospitals of Providence, coordinating blood drives, a member of the TX School of Nurses Organization, National Honor Society and is President of the National Technical Honor Society. Mendez plans to study Health Science at The University of Texas at San Antonio, and aspires to be a Nurse.

“We believe in our students’ potential to be successful by laying the foundation and expanding the opportunity. We ensure students leave prepared and confident in their abilities to succeed in their future careers,” said Shalom Hernandez, College Advisor for Socorro High School. “I've worked with Jimena all this school year in her college application process, and I'm proud she is the recipient of this scholarship. Being a first-generation college student is challenging and receiving this scholarship helps alleviate the financial burden.”

The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation’s 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.

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About Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation

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