Las Vegas – Cox Las Vegas, in partnership with local diverse organizations, will present $35,000 in diversity scholarships to 10 college-bound, local high school seniors as part of its Cox Diversity Scholarship program. The award ceremony will take place on April 26 at 8:30 am in the clubhouse at TPC Summerlin, 1700 Village Center Circle.
With the 2018 presentation, Cox Las Vegas has now awarded the full amount of its $175,000 five-year commitment to fund higher education diversity scholarships, with each new scholarship recipient having received a $3,500 award since 2014 in support of their post-secondary education. The current award cycle represents year five of the five-year commitment.
Partnering local diverse organizations include: Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN); Asian Community Development Council; Chicanos Por La Causa; Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce; Girls on the Run; Junior League of Las Vegas; Organization of Chinese Americans; Puerto Rican Association of Las Vegas, Theta Pi Lambda Foundation and the Urban Chamber of Commerce
Managed through the Public Education Foundation (PEF), the Cox Diversity Scholarships program is a competitive award that requires applicants to graduate with at least a 2.5 grade-point average, provide demonstrated leadership and community service, and submit an essay focused on a significant leader from their respective diverse communities.
The 2018 Cox Diversity Scholarship recipients are:
• Cox and AFAN
Jewelena Gomez, Bishop Gorman High School
• Cox and Asian Community Development Council
Anish Devati, Clark High School
• Cox and Chicanos Por La Causa
Lianelys Cabrera Martinez, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts
• Cox and Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Vincent Pan, Clark High School
• Cox and Girls on the Run
Jera Manesse, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts
• Cox and Junior League of Las Vegas
Denise Castle, Junior League of Las Vegas
• Cox and Organization of Chinese Americans
Alexander Yung, Advanced Technologies Academy
• Cox and Puerto Rican Association of Las Vegas
Dulce Rebuli, Durango High School
• Cox and Theta Pi Lambda Foundation
D'Vonye Jackson, Advanced Technologies Academy
• Cox and Urban Chamber of Commerce
Taylor Johnson, Arbor View High School
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For 10 years, Cox has been recognized as a best operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity 12 times. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
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