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August 04, 2011

Cox Communications and the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association Awards Scholarships to Students

By Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet Contributor

Cox (News - Alert) Communications, in partnership with the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association, awarded the Virginia's Future Leaders scholarships to four Northern Virginia students. The four winners are latest graduates from high schools in Fairfax County and will be attending Virginia colleges or universities in the fall of 2011. The Fairfax victors are four of 50 students from the state who got scholarships to help with higher education costs. This year's awardees are Alisha Geldert, Paul Tucker, Catherine Zucker and Brian Fitzsimmons.

In a release, Allen Roberts, vice president of Operations at Cox Northern Virginia said that, “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. 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.”

In its 12th year now, the Virginia's Future Leaders Scholarship program is an education initiative of the Virginia cable industry across the state. To date, more than $800,000 in scholarships has been awarded to exceptional Virginia students attending Virginia colleges and universities. Since its inception, Cox Communications has been a sponsor of the program.

The mission of the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association (VCTA) is to encourage the cable television and telecommunications services of affiliate companies in the Commonwealth of Virginia to the public, the business community and state officials. The VCTA provides helpful information about the cable industry's constructive impact on Virginia's economy and its general public.

Cox Communications, a broadband communications and entertainment company, has been a staunch supporter of the progress of youth through education initiatives for a long time now. In Virginia, this support comprises a very old partnership with area Boys & Girls Clubs, together with Cox supported scholarships for students through ACCESS College and the Jim Kennedy (News - Alert) Scholarship program. Cox Communications is also proud of its own philanthropic initiative, Cox Charities, which provides grants to non-profit organizations all through the community who support the academic accomplishment and progress of young people.

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Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell