Scholarships range from $2,000 to $5,000 and 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, Cox said in a recent press release.
“We know that now more than ever, students in our community are working hard to achieve their educational dreams amid new learning circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Chanelle Hawken, vice president of government and public affairs for Cox Communications in California.
As the employee funding arm for Cox Communications, Cox Charities has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships for students — including dozens of students from Orange County.
To be eligible for scholarship consideration, students must be:
Pursuing a career in a STEM related field
A high school senior in Southern California who lives in a Cox service area
Enrolling full-time at an accredited two- or four-year university within the U.S.
Maintaining a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Actively involved in extracurricular activities, community service or work experience
Demonstrating financial need
A United States citizens or permanent resident
Applications are now open, and the deadline to complete and submit online is Friday, Feb. 3.