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December 20, 2012

Mediacom offers $60,000 in scholarships to high school seniors

CEDAR RAPIDS — 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 12th consecutive year and will award $1,000 World Class Scholarships to 60 high school seniors.  Recipients will be selected from applicants living in areas where Mediacom delivers broadband and cable services.  The company’s service areas include more than 300 Iowa communities and non-urban areas in surrounding Midwestern states.

Recipients may use the financial awards to support educational expenses they will incur in the fall of 2013 as they pursue higher education or vocational training from any accredited post-secondary institution. High schools in Mediacom-served communities were sent application materials and applications are due on or before Feb. 15.  Information and the brief application can also be found online: www.mediacomworldclass.com. Applicants do not have to be Mediacom customers but must live in areas where Mediacom provides broadband, video, phone and other digital communication services.

The deadline for submitting completed applications is Feb. 15. 

All scholarship applications must include a brief essay on leadership and the student’s school transcript. Applications can be found online at  Mediacom customer service offices or inquire   to scholarship@mediacomcc.com.

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