Five community colleges in the Central Valley are receiving $20,000 each for scholarships from Comcast.
The communications company made the announcement Wednesday evening at Fresno City College West Center.
Driving the news: Comcast’s $100,000 donation will support students pursuing careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
- Fresno City College, Clovis Community College, Madera College, Reedley College and College of the Sequoias are all receiving checks for $20,000.
- The donation is part of Comcast’s digital equity efforts in the Central Valley, which includes free WiFi access that it calls Lift Zones. Comcast has established nearly 20 Lift Zones throughout the southern part of the Central Valley.
What they’re saying: David Tashjian, Regional Senior Vice President of Comcast California, said he is proud to work at a company that understands the importance of investing in local communities.
- “It’s no longer a one-size-fits-all-journey,” Tashjian said. “We need to think creatively, adapt and apply innovation. Our hope at Comcast is that these community college scholarships will do just that – meet these students where they are and support their future learning, growth and advancement in whatever way serves them best.”
- Fresno City College President Robert Pimentel thanked Comcast for the donations, saying they will go to better the lives of the Valley’s students.
- “Comcast’s dedication to our students’ success is mirrored through its outstanding community efforts, and we applaud the company’s commitment to supporting dreams and giving students the extra assistance and resources needed to advance them in finding a rewarding career,” Pimentel said.