Press release submitted by Mediacom|
Mediacom Offers $60,000 in scholarships to H.S. seniors; applications sent to schools in Mediacom service areas students encouraged to apply by Feb. 15 deadline
Moline, IL – December 18, 2012 – Mediacom Communications is offering $60,000 in scholarship support for high school students who are seniors and plan to obtain further education. The scholarship program is in its 12th consecutive year and will award $1,000 World Class Scholarships to 60 high school seniors. Recipients will be selected from applicants living in areas where Mediacom delivers broadband and cable services, which include 320 communities in Iowa and approximately 350 in Illinois.
Recipients may use the financial awards to support educational expenses they will incur in the fall of 2013 as they pursue higher education or vocational training from any accredited post-secondary institution. High schools in Mediacom-served communities were sent application materials and applications are due on or before February 15, 2013. Information and the brief application can also be found online: www.mediacomworldclass.com
"As a company, Mediacom makes it a priority to give back to communities in which we do business, and one of the best ways is to invest in promising students who are our future leaders," said Mediacom Regional Vice President Todd Curtis. Applicants do not have to be Mediacom customers but must live in areas where Mediacom provides broadband, video, phone and other digital communication services.
Curtis suggested that the Christmas break in school calendars provides students with extra time to research scholarship options offered by local businesses and civic groups. He encourages students to contact high school counselors for Mediacom World Class Scholarship applications, or download the application online. The deadline for submitting completed applications is February 15, 2013. All scholarship applications must include a brief essay on leadership and the student's school transcript.
Downloadable applications and a listing of past scholarship recipients can be found online at: www.mediacomworldclass.com. Applications also are available at Mediacom customer service offices. Inquiries may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mediacom Communications is the nation's 8th largest cable television company and is one of the leading cable operators focused on serving the smaller cities and towns in the United States. Through its robust digital network, Mediacom Communications offers a wide array of broadband products and services, including traditional video services, digital television, video-on-demand, digital video recorders, high-definition television, high-speed Internet access and phone service.