Applications being accepted for Mediacom scholarships

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 14th consecutive year and will award $1,000 world-class scholarships to 60 high school seniors, according to a press release.

Recipients will be selected from applicants living in areas where Mediacom delivers broadband and cable television services. They do not need to be Mediacom customers. The company’s service areas include the communities of Apache Junction, Queen Creek and surrounding areas in Pinal and Santa Cruz counties.

Mediacom scholarship recipients may use the financial awards to support educational expenses they will incur beginning in the fall of 2015 while pursuing higher education or vocational training from any accredited post-secondary institution. Applications for Mediacom’s World Class Scholarships are available online at The deadline is Feb. 15.

All high schools in Mediacom-served communities were sent informational cards asking school officials to make seniors aware of the scholarship, according to the release.

“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,” Paul Pecora, Mediacom’s director area operations, said in the release.

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