Cox awards $35,000 in scholarships to Arizona high school grads - AZEdNews
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Cox awards $35,000 in scholarships to Arizona high school grads


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  • Susan Anable   |   Cox

Cox Diversity Scholars Pictured Clockwise From Top: Cox Diversity Scholars Jimmy And Josh Sochan, Lindsay Davis, Adamaris Lopez Morles, Liv Shults, Ariz Baruch Lim And Ashley Herrig. Photos Courtesy Of Cox

Ten diverse students graduating from Arizona high schools in Phoenix and Southern Arizona have each been awarded $3,500 from Cox to help pursue their college dreams. With a hundred-year track record of supporting youth and education programs, Cox is pleased to provide financial support to these Cox Diversity Scholars who are headed for careers in teaching, nursing, medicine, sustainability technology and pharmacy.

“Supporting our Cox Diversity Scholars is an extension of how Cox values unique perspectives in the way we hire and serve our community. Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of our core values and what makes working here so special. We are proud to help ensure these new grads have every opportunity to succeed in college and in their futures,” said Susan Anable, Vice President of Public Affairs, Cox Southwest Region.

This year’s Arizona Cox Diversity Scholars are:

1.     Adamaris Teresa Lopez Morales who graduated from Chandler High School and will attend Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.  She will be a first-generation college student studying early childhood education on her way to becoming a career technical education teacher.

2.     Safiya Goff who graduated from Bioscience High School in Phoenix and will attend Howard University in Washington, D.C. studying biomedical science on her way to becoming an obstetrician/gynecologist.

3.     Liv Noelle Shults who graduated from Paradise Honors High School in Surprise and will attend Arizona State University downtown Phoenix campus studying nursing on her way to becoming a pediatric or community health nurse.

4.     Lindsay Davis who graduated from Estrella Foothills High School in Goodyear and will attend The University of Arizona in Tucson where she will study computer science on her way to becoming a neuropsychologist focused on neurodevelopmental disorders by incorporating artificial intelligence.

5.     Joshua Thomas Sochan who graduated from Catalina Foothills High School in Tucson and will attend The University of Arizona in Tucson where he will study pre-medicine on his way to becoming a physician.

6.     James John Sochan who graduated from Catalina Foothills High School in Tucson and will attend the University of Arizona in Tucson where he will study pre-medicine on his way to becoming a physician’s assistant or physician.

7.     Ashley Faith Herrig who graduated from Arcadia High School in Phoenix and will attend Texas A&M in College Station, Texas studying mathematics on her way to becoming a surgeon.

8.     Ariz Baruch A Lim who graduated from Casa Grande Union High School in Casa Grande and will attend Arizona State University in Tempe where he will study environmental sustainability on his way to a career in production of sustainability technologies.

9.     Alfonso Isaias Villar who graduated from 91st Psalm Christian School in Phoenix and will attend Grand Canyon University where he will study pre-pharmacy on his way to a career as a pharmacist.

10.  Adrashanti Lyer who graduated from Arizona School for the Arts in Phoenix and will attend The University of Arizona in Tucson who will study linguistics on the way to becoming an emergency medical physician.

“I am so proud to be a Cox Diversity Scholar and fully represent my Asian, Mexican, and Native American heritage. With this scholarship, Cox is taking away some of the burden of paying for college and, ultimately, giving me the opportunity to strengthen my community as a nurse,” said Cox Diversity Scholar, Liv Shults.

Cox presented $35,000 in Diversity Scholarships to students in the Valley in partnership with other diverse organizations including YWCA Metro Phoenix, Asian Corporate & Entrepreneur Leaders, Greater Phoenix Urban League, Valle del Sol, YWCA Southern Arizona, and the Women’s Foundation.

The competitive scholarships required the applicants to be on track for graduation with a minimum 2.5- grade point average, provide demonstrated leadership and community service as well as submit an essay focused on a significant leader from their respective diverse community.

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Cox Diversity Scholars Pictured clockwise from top: Cox Diversity Scholars Jimmy and Josh Sochan, Lindsay Davis, Adamaris Lopez Morles, Liv Shults, Ariz Baruch Lim and Ashley Herrig. Photos courtesy of Cox

About Cox Communications 

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. As the largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve seven million homes and businesses across 18 states. In metro Phoenix, we serve approximately 2.5 million product subscribers, and in Southern Arizona, approximately 400,000 product subscribers, with residential and business digital television, 1G high-speed Internet, security systems and digital telephone service over our own nationwide IP network. 

In Arizona, Cox generates nearly $5.5 billion in total economic impact annually. We’re dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and we celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that make each one unique. The 3,100 Arizona employees of Cox are proud to have volunteered more than 51,000 hours each year in the local communities where we live and work and have topped numerous J.D. Power and Associates’ studies of customer satisfaction and “Ranking Arizona-Best of Arizona Business” lists. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.