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2011 Cox Cares College Scholarship Program

Cox Orange Coast is proud to offer college scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the communities we serve. Our college scholarships recognize high school seniors that not only have achieved success in school but that also give back to the our community through volunteer service.

Cox will award a $500 college scholarship to one student from each high school in our service area of South Orange County, Palos Verdes Peninsula and Santa Barbara.

Scholarship Application Process

All applications must be submitted through our online application process. Access online submission form here.

The scholarship application period begins on February 1, 2011. All applications must be submitted online by midnight on April 14, 2011. Applications are reviewed by a Scholarship Committee, comprised of Cox associates, community and business leaders. This committee will select the scholarship recipients by May 13, 2011.


  1. Applicant must live in the Cox Orange Coast service area. See below.
  2. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who plans to attend a two-year or four-year college, university or technical school.
  3. Applicant must have a 2.5 G.P.A. or higher.
  4. One letter of recommendation. Preferably from a representative of the non-profit organization or a mentor or teacher. The letter cannot be from a relative of the applicant.
  5. Copy of college or university acceptance letter.
  6. Copy of high school transcript (does not need to be official).
  7. Completed and signed release form. Download form here. If the applicant is under 18 years old, his/her parent or guardian must complete the "Release for Unpaid Minor" form. If the applicant is 18 years or older, he/she must complete the "Release for Unpaid Individual" form.

Geographic Considerations

Applicants must reside in areas served by Cox in Orange County, Palos Verdes and Santa Barbara:

ORANGE COUNTY AREA: Aliso Viejo Capistrano Beach Coto de Caza Dana Point Dove Canyon Foothill Ranch Irvine Ladera Ranch Laguna Beach Laguna Hills Laguna Niguel Laguna Woods Lake Forest
Las Flores Mission Viejo Modjeska Canyon Newport Beach Newport Coast North Camp Pendleton Orange Portola Hills Rancho Santa Margarita San Clemente San Juan Capistrano Silverado Canyon Trabuco Canyon Tustin
PALOS VERDES AREA: Palos Verdes Palos Verdes Estates Rancho Palos Verdes Rolling Hills Rolling Hills Estates San Pedro SANTA BARBARA AREA: Carpinteria Goleta Santa Barbara County of Santa Barbara

Orange County/Palos Verdes Contact Tina Williams ocpr@cox.com 949.546.3000

Santa Barbara Contact Sarah Clark sbcommunity@cox.com 805.681.3606

Applications must be submitted by April 14, 2011 11:59pm. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.