Las Vegas – Cox Las Vegas distributed $35,000 in diversity scholarships to 10 college-bound, high school seniors as part of its annual Cox Diversity Scholarship program during an annual ceremony on April 26 at TPC Summerlin. The company also announced a $175,000 five-year extension of its diversity scholarship program in support of graduating seniors.
As has been the case each year since 2014, this year’s Cox Diversity Scholarship presentation consisted of an individual $3,500 presentation to 10 graduating seniors in partnership with 10 diverse organizations including:
Aid for AIDS of Nevada; 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.
During the annual breakfast presentation, Cox also announced a five-year extension of its 2014 commitment to fund 10 Cox Diversity Scholarships in the amount of $35,000 each year over five years for a total of $175,000. With the new five-year extension beginning in 2019, the Cox commitment to higher education diversity scholarships will total $350,000 by the end of 2023.
“Cultivating partnerships with diverse organizations in support of our social responsibility objectives represents an important cornerstone of our local community outreach,” said Michael F. Bolognini, vice president and market leader of Cox Las Vegas. “And this five-year extension of our Cox Diversity Scholarship program truly demonstrates our long-term support of youth and education.”
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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Juergen Barbusca, manager of communications
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