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

Students from across Virginia are encouraged to apply

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications and the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association (VCTA) announces, on behalf of all of its members, the 2014 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.

Students who are Virginia residents attending an undergraduate two or four-year program at a Virginia institution of higher learning for the 2014-2015 academic year are encouraged to apply.

"Our youth are tomorrow's leaders," said Gary McCollum, senior vice president and general manager for Cox Virginia.  "It is our job to make sure each student is equipped with the tools they need to guarantee a successful future and through partnering with VCTA we are able to do just that."

Interested applicants should visit the VCTA website at www.vcta.com or call (804)780-1776 for application & rules. The deadline to apply is April 25, 2014.

The Virginia's Future Leaders Scholarship Program, now in its 11th year, is an education initiative of the Virginia cable industry and is made possible through the generous funding of the Donald A. Perry Foundation.

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Emma A. Inman, APR: 757-222-8432 or [email protected]

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 www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

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.

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