Scholarship applications open to area seniors

Published 9:45 am Thursday, December 31, 2020

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If you have a high school senior in the family, it’s time to consider applying for scholarships for fall 2021 college expenses.

Research will uncover many opportunities for scholarships for a variety of interests and backgrounds. One company is offering as much as $1,000 to students who win one of 60 scholarships available.

Medicacom Communications is offering $60,000 in scholarship support for high school seniors who plan to obtain further education. The scholarship program is in its 20th consecutive year and Mediacom’s investment will award $1,000 World Class Scholarships to 60 high school seniors.

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Scholarship recipients are given the flexibility to use the financial award to support post-secondary college costs or vocational training from an accredited institution starting in the fall of 2021. Award selection is based on academic achievement and leadership.

Applications for Mediacom’s World Class Scholarships are available online at All high schools in Mediacom-served communities were sent informational cards asking school officials to make seniors aware of the scholarship and encourage application submissions on or before the February 15, 2021 deadline.

“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,” said Mediacom Regional Vice President Steve Purcell.

Applicants do not have to be Mediacom customers but must live in areas where Mediacom’s
fiber-rich broadband network delivers Gigabit-speed internet service. Recipients will be selected from the 21 states where Mediacom’s residential customers reside. A complete list of communities in Mediacom service areas is included with the online application. Inquiries may be sent to