More Than $10,000 in College Scholarships for Local Seniors

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Source: Cox Communications

Cox Communications is offering $10,000 in college scholarships to high school seniors in the Santa Barbara area. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2019. The “Cox Scholars” scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000. Recipients must be a 2019 graduating high school senior living in the California Central Coast Cox service area.

“Our company was founded by a teacher, so supporting education and helping students realize their educational dreams is very important to us,” said Chanelle Hawken, Vice President of Public Affairs for Cox Communications. “In serving the youth of Santa Barbara, we hope to provide opportunity and help pave the way for the next generation to make a difference in our community.”

Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on their scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, volunteerism and staying focused on their educational goals despite facing adversity in their lives. Students must submit the completed online application by Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. For more information, visit

Funded by employee payroll donations that are matched by the company, Cox Charities provides support to communities in Cox Communications’ service area by awarding scholarships to high school seniors and grants to non-profit organizations. A volunteer advisory board of Cox employees oversees the foundation and its giving programs.

In 2018, four Cox Scholars from Santa Barbara were recognized for their successes in the classroom and in the community.

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We’re dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in1898 by Governor James M. Cox.

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ESL_teacher Jan 07, 2019 01:17 PM
More Than $10,000 in College Scholarships for Local Seniors

What a joke, since Cox is making so much money from us by setting arbitrary rates and refusing to make concessions. Most recently they have told me that I will no longer have the right to choose my long-distance phone provider (Credo, which I also use for international calling) but will be forced to use Cox long distance service added to my local phone and internet service, which will be much more expensive. I have filed complaints with the FCC and the PUC but have no idea if I will be able to get this reversed. I wonder if many others have been sent the same notification, which arrived recently by post in a very vague undated and unsigned letter.

Luvaduck Jan 07, 2019 08:13 AM
More Than $10,000 in College Scholarships for Local Seniors

As for Cox "giving" 10K in <matching funds> to the money collected from their employees. It's tax deductible advertising. They've developed such a bad reputation for poor service and squeezing every last penny out of subscribers and decimating their labor force that they would like to fool the general public into think they are philanthropic. The <owners> took the company private after laying fiber cable at small stockholder expense and immediately shut down local offices & laid off more than half their workforce. $10K is a lot of money to their employees but it's chump change to the Cox sisters.

Factotum Jan 06, 2019 10:12 PM
More Than $10,000 in College Scholarships for Local Seniors

We the customers are giving that money for scholarships. Take a bow. Some others might call this involuntary wealth redistribution. But we have no choice when the city hands out a monopoly franchise. I would rather they underground their ugly lines myself.

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