Cox & VCTA to award $100,000 in Scholarship Funds

Cox Communications and the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association (VCTA) announces, on behalf of all of its members, the 2013 Virginia’s Future Leaders Scholarship Program. This year, in partnership with the Donald A. Perry Foundation $100,000 will be awarded to outstanding Virginia students attending Virginia colleges and universities across the Commonwealth.

In 2012, 23 students from Cox markets across Virginia were awarded $40,000 in scholarships through the Virginia’s Future Leaders Scholarship Program.

“Cox is committed to helping the next generation realize their full potential through education,” said Gary McCollum, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cox Virginia. “Cox is proud to help students achieve their dream through partnering with VCTA.”

Interested applicants should visit the VCTA website at or call (804)780-1776 for an application and rules.

The Virginia’s Future Leaders Scholarship Program, now in its 10th year, is an education initiative of the Virginia cable industry and is made possible through the generous funding of the Donald A. Perry Foundation.

About Cox Communications:

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 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 new media advertising.

Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for five years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at and

About Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association:

The VCTA, established in 1966, serves as the trade association for the cable telecommunications industry in Virginia. Association membership is comprised of cable systems serving more than 2 million subscribers in Virginia along with over 100 Associate members who provide goods and services to the cable telecommunications industry. The VCTA’s mission is to support broadband and telecommunications services of member companies to the business community and state officials.