Rego Park Resident, Cornell Student Receives $20,000 Scholarship – QNS.com
Cornell University Rego Park student and resident Priscilla Natawidjaja was announced as the 2022 Spectrum Scholarship recipient on Wednesday, June 15. Natawidjaja received a $20,000 scholarship from Charter Communications, which owns and operates Spectrum Networks.
Natawidjaja, who specializes in human resources, was one of 20 recipients selected across the country. The scholarship program aims to help underrepresented students in financial need. In addition to receiving the $20,000 scholarship, each student also received a career mentor from Charter and the opportunity to work as an intern at one of Charter’s corporate campuses, located in Stamford, Connecticut; Charlotte, North Carolina; St. Louis, Missouri; and Denver, Colorado.
“[To me] be a Specter Scholar means being curious and interested in the telecommunications industry,” said the Rego Park student. “Spectrum Scholars will help me achieve my career and future goals, not only by helping me fund my studies, but also through career mentoring. I’m also excited to have a mentor at Spectrum as it would really help me see what working at a large telecommunications company is like.
This year’s winners were the second class of winners since the program’s initial launch in 2020. In total, Charter Communications has committed $400,000 to the winners this year.
“Through programs such as Spectrum Scholars, Charter is committed to growing its workforce and investing in the diverse communities we serve, both critical to our success as a leading connectivity and technology company. broadband,” said Charter Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. said Officer Paul Marchand. “This year’s scholarship recipients are all exceptional, 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.”
A selection committee for executives from the Charter and the company’s partner association, America Stock Exchange, were responsible for choosing this year’s promotion. Applicants had to be junior students with financial need and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and/or Native American to be considered.
The 20 recipients come from a total of seven states and 14 universities, representing a wide variety of academic backgrounds. Fellows are expected to begin participation in the two-year internship program this fall. They will first participate in meetings at Charter premises before participating in virtual meetings. A Spectrum Scholars Summit is planned for later this year at the company’s headquarters in Stamford.
In addition to New York, this year’s other state winners come from Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Missouri, Nevada and New Jersey. Other winners from New York in addition to Natawidjaja included Paola Beber Sanches from Scarsdale, Sky Harper from White Plains, Jennifer Lin from Jericho and Nuru Simtenda from Syracuse.
Charter Communications serves more than 32 million people in 41 states nationwide as a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator through its Spectrum brand. Thanks to its advanced communication network, Spectrum offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and commercial services. These include Spectrum Internet, TV, mobile and voice.