Application Deadline is April 14 for College Scholarships from Cox Communications

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37 Scholarships Available – One for Every High School in the Orange Coast Service Area

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We at Cox Communications are committed to giving back to the communities we serve, and welcome the opportunity to help graduating seniors who have themselves demonstrated leadership and made volunteer contributions to the community, said Duffy Leone.

Cox California is offering $500 college scholarships to graduating high school seniors in areas served by Cox in Orange County, Palos Verdes and Santa Barbara. The scholarships recognize students who have succeeded academically while also contributing to their communities through volunteer service.

Cox will award a $500 college scholarship to one eligible student applicant from every high school in the company’s service area.

“We at Cox Communications are committed to giving back to the communities we serve, and welcome the opportunity to help graduating seniors who have themselves demonstrated leadership and made volunteer contributions to the community,” said Duffy Leone, senior vice president of operations, Cox Communications in California.

Eligibility details and an online submission form are available at http://www.cox-cares.org/scholarships/. Applicants must complete and submit the form online by midnight on April 14, 2011, and include a letter of recommendation, college acceptance letter, high school transcript and signed release form. Submissions will be reviewed by a scholarship committee comprised of Cox associates, community and business leaders. Recipients will be announced in May.

About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a telecommunications company serving more than 6.2 million residential and commercial customers. Locally, Cox Communications in California serves select areas of Orange County, Palos Verdes, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Santa Barbara, portions of San Pedro, and San Diego. Additionally, Cox provides dedicated local community programming on Cox3, Cox4 and Cox8.

Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For eight years, Cox ranked the highest in customer satisfaction for residential telephone services in the West; Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications for seven years; Cox has ranked among Diversity Inc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity for five years, and the company has held a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index for three years. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at http://www.cox.com, http://www.coxbusiness.com and http://www.coxmedia.com.

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