Around The Town

Mediacom offers $60,000 in scholarships to high school seniors — online applications now available for students in all Mediacom areas:

  • Interested students encouraged to apply by January 31, 2024 deadline
  • Information for the online application is available at schools in eligible communities

Mediacom Communications is offering $60,000 in scholarship support for high school seniors who plan to obtain further education. The scholarship program is in its 23rd consecutive year and Mediacom’s investment will award $1,000 World Class Scholarships to 60 high school seniors.

Scholarship recipients are given the flexibility to use the financial awards to support post-secondary college costs or vocational training from an accredited institution starting in the fall of 2024. Award selection is based on academic achievement and leadership accomplishments.

Applications for Mediacom’s World Class Scholarships are available online: Information has been sent to all high schools in areas where Mediacom delivers its high-speed internet services. High school officials are asked to encourage seniors to submit applications on or before the January 31, 2024 deadline.

“Our company makes it a priority to give back to communities in which we do business, and we believe one of the best ways is to invest in promising young students who will be our future leaders,” said Tapan Dandnaik, Mediacom’s SVP of Operations, Product Strategy and Consumer Experience.

Applicants do not have to be Mediacom customers but must live in the 22-state area served by Mediacom’s fiber-rich broadband network. A complete list of communities in Mediacom service areas is included with the online application. Inquiries may be sent to

Our Saviour School and Routt Catholic High School awarded $8,500 gift:

Our Saviour School (OSS) and Routt Catholic High School (RCHS) were each recipients of $8,500 from the 2023 Family Fun Festival committee. The 2023 Family Fun Festival was a weekend-long event that took place on Labor Day Weekend on the campus of OSS and RCHS.

“With two new co-chairs, Kelci Capps and Denise Nichols, we were pleased with the enthusiasm of the weekend they provided and the efforts of the individual event chairs,” said Routt Catholic High School principal, Dan Carie.

“The events and entertainment included items for the whole family while celebrating and supporting our two schools,” said Family Fun Festival co-chair and OSS mother, Kelci Capps.

Capps continued, “We continued with a similar schedule as last year, while making a few changes to accommodate our families and volunteers.”

Activities throughout the weekend included (but was not limited to) a 5K Run/Walk, a Golf Outing, a Bicycle Ride, a Games Tent, Music Trivia, a Dodgeball Tournament, a Pancake/Sausage Breakfast, a Children’s Video/Gaming Truck, Food Trucks, Kids Movie Night, Laser Tag, a Live and Silent Auction, and live entertainment from Devin Clemons and Backseat Radio Band. Denise Nichols, Family Fun Festival co-chair and OSS mother, added her appreciation for all who helped with the event: “We had several committees of volunteers who went above and beyond for the good of the event. We simply wouldn’t have been able to do it without their help.”

All money that is raised from the Family Fun Festival is split equally between Our Saviour School and Routt Catholic High School. The funds are used to help support each of the school’s missions in providing a faith-based education to students ages 3 through 18. Capps presented checks in the amount of $8,500 to OSS Principal, Stevie VanDeVelde and RCHS principal, Dan Carie, on Tuesday, October 31. Both were excited about the fundraising effort. “The financial support is wonderful, but the camaraderie of the weekend was especially impressive,” said VanDeVelde. “Dan and I are very thankful for all of the volunteers, but especially for Kelci and Denise stepping up to chair this large event. The leadership they have shown since planning began last March has been impressive. It is all about community – as the theme indicates: Two schools – One community!”

Share This