Spectrum Scholars 2020

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Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) is a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 29 million customers in 41 states through its Spectrum brand. Over an advanced communications network, the company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and business services including Spectrum Internet, TV, Mobile and Voice.

Spectrum Scholars awards qualified rising college juniors (Class of 2022) with financial need $20,000 in scholarships over their junior and senior year. Selected Scholars will participate in a structured, two-year program focusing on professional development and a potential career at Charter. Students will also receive a professional career mentor and opportunity to explore an internship at Charter.

Scholarship: Scholars will be awarded up to $10,000 in their junior and senior years, with the first award being issued for the Fall Semester 2020.  The additional $10,000 will be awarded in the Fall Semester of 2021 as long as they continue to meet program requirements outlined below.

Mentorship: Scholars will be assigned a Charter mentor to provide guidance throughout the program.

Internship: Scholars will have the opportunity to explore a paid internship with Charter in various locations. Participation is strongly encouraged.



* Scholars must be full-time students having permanent residency in or attending an accredited college/university within Charter's 41-state service footprint; or in the company's corporate headquarter cities including Washington, D.C.; Denver, Colorado; or Stamford, Connecticut (see eligible states/territories within the company's footprint).

* Scholars must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher for renewal.

* Scholars should identify as Black/African American, Students within this community who also identify as LGBTQ, students with disabilities or students with military backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

* Scholars must qualify for need-based scholarships based upon unmet financial need as verified by their college/university.

* Scholars must agree to attend all Spectrum Scholars planned events (i.e. virtual calls, office visits, etc.).

* Scholars must have a desire to explore an internship with Charter after completing their junior year (2021).

* Scholars must have a strong preference to work in the corporate sector.

* Scholars must not be a child or dependent of a Charter employee.

Application Requirements:

Scholars must submit the following for full consideration:

* An unofficial copy of their transcript.

* An essay responding to one of the prompts in the application.

* A current resume.

* A letter of recommendation from a previous professor from the last academic year.

Notice: applicants must be college sophomores during the 2019-2020 academic year.

For assistance on how to submit a reference form, please click the link at the bottom right of the page.

For more information, contact Yves Pierre at ypierre@uncf.org

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