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Mediacom Awards $1,000 Scholarship to Newell-Fonda Community School Grad

May 11, 2021 11:26am

Mediacom Communications announced the selection of Ellie Lago, a Newell-Fonda High School senior, as a recipient of the company’s World Class Scholarship program. The award recognizes the Storm Lake resident for outstanding leadership and academic accomplishments. Mediacom annually selects 60 graduating seniors who each receive $1,000 scholarships to support their post-secondary education.

“As a technology company, Mediacom understands how important it is to invest in future leaders like Ellie Lago,” said Area Operations Director, Jeff Anfinson. “I’m proud that my company supports talented local students with scholarship support, and we congratulate Ellie on her accomplishments.”

This year marks the 20th consecutive year Mediacom has funded World Class Scholarships for students who live in areas served by the cable and broadband company. On average, approximately 1,200 students apply for the scholarships each year. Recipients must attend an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or technical school within the United States.

Mediacom plans to continue funding its World Class Scholarships in all areas where it provides digital cable and broadband services. High school administrators will be notified in the fall of 2021 when scholarship applications become available online for students in the Class of 2022.