CHESAPEAKE, Va., Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia college students have an opportunity for scholarship dollars through the 2015 Virginia's Future Leaders Scholarship Program. Members of Cox Communications and the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association (VCTA) have joined forces to provide this opportunity. In partnership with the Donald A. Perry Foundation, $100,000 will be awarded to outstanding Virginia students attending Virginia colleges and universities across the Commonwealth.
Those eligible to apply include students who are Virginia residents attending an undergraduate two- or four-year program at a Virginia institution of higher learning for the 2015-2016 academic year.
"The future lies with our youth," said J.D. Myers II, interim senior vice president and region manager for Cox Communications Virginia. "As corporate citizens, it's our responsibility and privilege to empower our youth with knowledge so they can lead tomorrow's industries. We're fortunate to have partners like VCTA who work with us to fulfill our mission of supporting the academic success of youth in Virginia."
Interested applicants should visit the VCTA website at www.vcta.com or call (804) 780-1776 for an application and rules. The deadline to apply is April 24, 2015.
Now in its 12th year, the VCTA Future Leaders Scholarship Program is an education initiative of the Virginia cable industry and is made possible through the generous funding of the Donald A. Perry Foundation.
Emma A. Inman, APR: 757-222-8432 or [email protected]
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.
Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for five years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
About Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association:
The VCTA, established in 1966, serves as the trade association for the cable telecommunications industry in Virginia. Association membership is comprised of cable systems serving more than 2 million subscribers in Virginia along with over 100 Associate members who provide goods and services to the cable telecommunications industry. The VCTA's mission is to support broadband and telecommunications services of member companies to the business community and state officials.
SOURCE Cox Communications