PSJ’s Welch awarded Mediacom scholarship

Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 08:43 AM.

Mediacom Communications presented DanTasia Welch, a 2014 graduate of Port St. Joe High School, with a $1,000 scholarship as part of the company’s World Class Scholarship Program.  The award recognizes the Port St. Joe resident for outstanding leadership and academic accomplishments. 

Mediacom annually gives $1,000 scholarships to 60 graduating seniors to provide support for the students’ post-secondary education.  Mediacom’s Technical Operations Supervisor, Robert Kissam, presented the scholarship to Ms. Welch during the high school’s recognition program.

“As a technology company, Mediacom understands how important it is to invest in future leaders like DanTasia Welh,” said Kissam. “I’m proud that my company supports local students with scholarship support.”

More than 1,500 students applied for the scholarships. This is the thirteenth consecutive year Mediacom has funded World Class Scholarships for students who live in areas served by the cable and broadband company. To receive the Mediacom scholarships, recipients must attend an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or technical school within the United States.

A congratulatory photo album of this year’s World Class Scholars will be available at as well as videos featuring this year’s scholarship winners at beginning this May.

Mediacom plans to continue funding its World Class Scholarships in all areas where it provides digital cable and broadband services. High school administrators will be notified in the fall of 2014 when scholarship applications become available online for students in the Class of 2015

Mediacom Communications is the nation's eighth largest cable television company and one of the leading cable operators focused on serving the smaller cities in the United States, with a significant concentration in the Midwestern and Southeastern regions. Mediacom Communications offers a wide array of broadband products and services, including traditional and advanced video services such as digital television, video-on-demand, digital video recorders, high-definition television, as well as high-speed Internet access and phone service. Through Mediacom Business, the Company offers affordable broadband communications solutions that can be tailored to any size business. 

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

▲ Return to Top