Cox Las Vegas announces availability of diversity scholarships
Clark County high school seniors are encouraged to apply for one of 10, $3,500 diversity scholarships available through Cox Communications, Las Vegas. Applications are available through The Public Education Foundation at www.ccpef.org. The deadline to apply is Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.
The competitive scholarships require applicants to graduate with a minimum 2.5 grade-point average, provide demonstrated leadership and community service, and submit an essay focused on a significant leader from their respective diverse communities.
Scholarships include: Cox and 100 Black Men Scholarship; Cox and Fiestas Las Vegas Latino Parade and Festival Scholarship; Cox and Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada Scholarship; Cox and the Human Rights Campaign Scholarship; Cox and Ilocano American Association of NV Scholarship; Cox and Junior League of Las Vegas Scholarship; Las Vegas Urban League Scholarship; Cox and Organization of Chinese Americans Scholarship, Cox and The Puerto Rican Association of Las Vegas Scholarship and Cox and The Center Scholarship.
“Cox Las Vegas has long supported education and diversity in our community,” said Michael Bolognini, market vice president of Cox Las Vegas. “And we’re partnering with these diverse organizations in Southern Nevada to offer scholarships specifically for college bound students from diverse communities.”
Cox Las Vegas has been supporting schools and educational programs since it began operations in the Las Vegas area in 1998. Efforts are focused on supporting schools through unique programs such as Cable in the Classroom and the annual Cox Back to School Fairs. Specific emphasis is also directed to programs that support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) initiatives including the Cox Stars of Science annual challenge. More information is available at www.CoxKnowledgeCollege.com.