Time Warner Cable awarded scholarships to local high school graduates for outstanding scholastic achievement. Pictured with the Time Warner Cable Scholars is Harriet Novet, Regional Vice President, Public Affairs, Time Warner Cable’s New York City Region (far left). Photo credit: Shahar Azran
New York, NY – August 11, 2008 – Time Warner Cable’s New York City Region awarded $40,000 in scholarships to 20 “Class of 2009” high school graduates selected from within the company’s service areas in Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn, Mt. Vernon, Hudson Valley, and Bergen and Hudson Counties in New Jersey. Each Time Warner Cable Scholarship recipient received $2,000 to offset the costs of pursuing higher education.
“By honoring these young adults for their achievements, we continue Time Warner Cable’s commitment to education. We are privileged to invest in the future of these college-bound young people, many of whom graduated with honors from public schools and are heading to prestigious colleges and universities including Brown, NYU and Duke,” according to Harriet Novet, Regional Vice President, Public Affairs.
Since the inception of the program in 2000, over $400,000 has been distributed to local college-bound students. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, community involvement and academic performance. The scholarship program is exclusive to children of Time Warner Cable customers.
Scholarship recipients represent areas including Bayside, Rego Park, Flushing, Leonia, Newburgh, Mount Vernon, New Windsor, Saugerties and Staten Island. Students plan to pursue higher education at colleges including Duke, Barnard, Northwestern, FIT, Penn, Syracuse, NYU, Colgate and Brown Universities.