A Stevens Institute of Technology student in Hoboken, Amanda Mavricos, received a $20,000 scholarship for being selected as part of the latest class of Spectrum Scholars.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The 20 college students from across the country will receive $20,000 each, for a total of $400,000, thanks to Charter Communications, Inc. funding the Spectrum Scholars program.
In addition to the scholarship, each student will receive a professional Charter mentor, and the opportunity for an internship at one of the company’s corporate campuses in Stamford, Charlotte, St. Louis, or Denver.
“To me, being a Spectrum Scholar is so much more than just receiving a scholarship to help finance my education,” Mavrikos said in a statement.
“It means being able to be a part of a supportive network of scholars and mentors as I venture to complete my education and embark on a career path that I can turn to for advice and support at any point in time while also being able to engage in professional development opportunities that will be beneficial to me throughout my career.”
The 2022 class of Spectrum Scholars was chosen by a selection committee of Charter executives and the company’s national nonprofit partner, Scholarship America.
To be considered, applicants had to be rising college juniors with financial need and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino and/or Native American.
“Through programs like Spectrum Scholars, Charter is committed to developing our workforce and to investing in the diverse communities we serve, both of which are key to our success as a leading broadband connectivity and technology company,” Charter Executive Vice President and Chief Resources Officer Paul Marchand said in a statement.
“This year’s Scholars are all outstanding, high-achieving students and we look forward to welcoming them to our offices and introducing them to the many career paths and opportunities available at Charter.”
This year’s 20 scholarship recipients are the second class of Spectrum Scholars since the program’s initial launch in 2020. They are from seven states and represent 14 schools and a wide variety of academic majors.