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Charter begins accepting applications for Spectrum Scholars

Eligible college juniors accepted into the program will receive $20,000 in scholarship money, plus mentoring, internship and career advancement opportunities.

Eligible college juniors accepted into the program will receive $20,000 in scholarship money, plus mentoring, internship and career advancement opportunities.

Charter Communications is now accepting applications for its annual Spectrum Scholars program, which offers underrepresented college students the opportunity to receive a $20,000 scholarship.

In addition to the scholarship, eligible college juniors who are accepted into the Spectrum Scholars program will be paired with a Charter mentor and given the opportunity to enroll in a paid internship at one of the company’s corporate campuses.

“Spectrum Scholars allows us to support rising professionals through financial and career development support, underscoring our commitment to investing in a skilled and diverse workforce that can best serve the needs of our customers,” Paul Marchand, the Executive President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Charter, said in a statement. “Attracting, developing and retaining employees is key to Charter’s continued success, and this effort begins with entry level roles.”

Spectrum Scholars has awarded over $1 million in scholarships over the past four years. This year, 15 students will be selected to receive Spectrum Scholars benefits, with the $20,000 grant spread between the junior and senior years of college, the company said.

Interested college students can learn more about the program, including eligibility requirements, by clicking or tapping here. The deadline to apply for Spectrum Scholars is March 1, 2024. Winners will be announced in May, and the grant money distributed to the newest class of Spectrum Scholars in August.

Charter provided the following information about its Spectrum Scholars program:

Now in its fourth year, Charter has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships through Spectrum Scholars since 2020, but the benefits for students of participating in the program extend far beyond financial assistance. Each of the students selected for the 2024-2025 class of Spectrum Scholars will have the opportunity to complete the two-year professional development program, designed to introduce them to new career paths and expand their networks, with the potential for full-time employment with Charter post-graduation.

Students also get unique access to networking and professional development opportunities, including the Scholars Summit, a three-day event hosted at Charter’s corporate headquarters in Stamford. In December, the 2022 and 2023 classes traveled from across the country for the 2023 Scholars Summit where they participated in networking activities with Charter mentors and sat in on keynotes and career development sessions on topics like how to communicate in a corporate environment and the different career paths that can be pursued with Charter.

Charter offers television, land-based phone, mobile phone and broadband Internet services under the Spectrum brand name, with its services reaching more than 32 million customers across 41 states.

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