Mediacom Awards $1,000 Scholarship to W.S. Neal High School Grad

Published 10:16 am Friday, May 18, 2018

Mediacom Communications presented Andrea Hammock, a 2018 graduate of W.S. Neal High School, with a $1,000 scholarship as part of the company’s World Class Scholarship Program. The award recognizes the Castleberry resident for outstanding leadership and academic accomplishments.

Mediacom annually gives $1,000 scholarships to 55 graduating seniors to provide support for the students’ post-secondary education. Mediacom’s local technical operations supervisor, Barney Broxson, presented the scholarship to Ms. Hammock during the high school’s recognition program held yesterday.

“As a technology company, Mediacom understands how important it is to invest in future leaders like Andrea Hammock,” Broxson said. “I’m proud that my company supports talented local students with scholarship support, and we congratulate Andrea on her accomplishments.”

This year marks the 17th consecutive year Mediacom has funded World Class Scholarships for students who live in areas served by the cable and broadband company. On average, approximately 1,200 students apply for the scholarships each year. Recipients must attend an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or technical school within the United States.

Mediacom plans to continue funding its World Class Scholarships in all areas where it provides digital cable and broadband services. High school administrators will be notified in the fall of 2018 when scholarship applications become available online for students in the Class of 2019.

Mediacom Communications Corporation is the 5th largest cable operator in the U.S. serving almost 1.4 million customers in smaller markets primarily in the Midwest and Southeast. Mediacom offers a wide array of information, communications and entertainment services to households and businesses, including video, high-speed data, phone, and home security and automation. Through Mediacom Business, the company provides innovative broadband solutions to commercial and public sector customers of all sizes, and sells advertising and production services under the OnMedia brand. More information about Mediacom is available at