“I am so proud to be a Cox Diversity Scholar and fully represent my Asian, Mexican and Native American heritage," Liv Shultz, a 2022 Cox Diversity Scholar, said.
“With this scholarship, Cox is taking away some of the burdens of paying for college and, ultimately, giving me the opportunity to strengthen my community as a nurse.”
Susan Anable, Cox Communications market vice president, said the company want to create stronger communities in Arizona by “ensuring that diverse students have access to higher education.
“We know that the cost of college can be prohibitive, and the challenge can be stressful for students and their families. We’re proud to connect families to opportunities like this one.”
Cox will present $35,000 in scholarships to students in the Valley and southern Arizona in partnership with:
Be a Leader Foundation
Educational Enrichment Foundation (TUSD)
Greater Phoenix Urban League
NAACP Maricopa Branch
One n Ten
Sunnyside Educational Foundation
Valle del Sol
Women's Foundation for the State of Arizona
The competitive scholarships for minority students require applicants to be on track for graduation with a minimum 2.5-grade point average, provide demonstrated leadership and community service as well as submit an essay focused on a significant leader from their respective diverse community, according to the release.