Charter Launches Spectrum Scholars, Awarding $400K in Scholarships

Charter’s New Scholarship and Mentorship Initiative Aims to Support 20 Underrepresented Students with Demonstrated Financial Need

Charter Communications, Inc. today announced the creation of Spectrum Scholars, a two-year educational program for eligible rising juniors with financial need who identify as Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American. To help with the selection of the Spectrum Scholars, Charter is collaborating with the American Indian College Fund, OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates, UNCF and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), national non-profit organizations focused on supporting the needs and aspirations of underrepresented students.  

charter communications logoLaunching today, Charter and its non-profit partners will begin the application process to select 20 students, who will each be awarded a $20,000 college scholarship to be used over the course of their junior and senior years. Students selected as Spectrum Scholars will participate in a structured, two-year program that will focus on professional development. Beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year, students also will receive a Charter mentor and the opportunity to explore an internship at Charter, one of the nation’s largest broadband and connectivity companies.  

To be considered for Spectrum Scholars, applicants must identify as Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American; be a rising junior with a 3.0 or higher grade point average; and be a permanent resident and/or attend an accredited college or university within Charter’s 41-state service footprint, as well as Washington, DC, Denver and/or Stamford, CT. More information on how to apply is available at

“Charter is pleased to continue its commitment to diversity and inclusion and service of local communities through the launch of Spectrum Scholars,” said Tom Rutledge, Charter’s Chairman and CEO. “This new initiative supports our future workforce through financial assistance and career mentorship. We look forward to welcoming the first class of Spectrum Scholars and to introducing them to the many different career opportunities with Charter.”

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About Charter
Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) is a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 29 million customers in 41 states through its Spectrum brand. Over an advanced communications network, the company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and business services including Spectrum Internet®, TV, Mobile and Voice.  
For small and medium-sized companies, Spectrum Business® delivers the same suite of broadband products and services coupled with special features and applications to enhance productivity, while for larger businesses and government entities, Spectrum Enterprise provides highly customized, fiber-based solutions. Spectrum Reach® delivers tailored advertising and production for the modern media landscape. The company also distributes award-winning news coverage, sports and high-quality original programming to its customers through Spectrum Networks and Spectrum Originals. More information about Charter can be found at                                                                        

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