HERNDON, Va., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Four Northern Virginia students were recently awarded the Virginia's Future Leaders scholarships through a partnership between Cox Communications and the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association. The four winners are recent graduates from high schools in Fairfax County and will be attending Virginia colleges or universities in the fall of 2011. This year's scholars and the schools they will be attending are:
- Alisha Geldert, University of Virginia
- Paul Tucker, William & Mary
- Catherine Zucker, University of Virginia
- Brian Fitzsimmons, University of Virginia
The Fairfax winners are four of 50 students across the state who received scholarships to help with higher education costs.
"Cox congratulates the winners of this year's Virginia's Future Leaders Scholarships, and we wish them the greatest success in their studies and future endeavors," said Allen Roberts, Vice President of Operations, Cox Northern Virginia. "Cox is committed to helping our next generation realize their full potential through education. So we are thrilled to again partner with the VCTA in recognizing these stellar students in our area."
Now in its 12th year, the Virginia's Future Leaders Scholarship program is a statewide education initiative of the Virginia cable industry. To date, over $800,000 in scholarships have been awarded to outstanding Virginia students attending Virginia colleges and universities. Cox Communications has been a supporter of the program since its inception.
The mission of the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association (VCTA) is to promote the cable television and telecommunications services of member companies in the Commonwealth of Virginia to the public, the business community and state officials. The VCTA offers helpful information on the cable industry's positive impact on Virginia's economy and its citizens.
Cox Communications has long been a supporter of the development of youth through education initiatives. In Virginia, this support includes a long-standing partnership with area Boys & Girls Clubs, along with Cox supported scholarships for students through ACCESS College and the Jim Kennedy Scholarship program. Cox Communications is also proud of its own Cox Charities, a philanthropic initiative that provides grants to non-profit organizations throughout the community who support the academic achievement and development of young people.
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 six 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.
SOURCE Cox Communications