Westport College Student Receives $20K Scholarship

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A $20,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Westport college student by Charter Communications.


Joseph Diaz-Ordonez, a finance student at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, is one of 20 scholarship recipients in the Stamford-based telecommunications firm’s 2023 Spectrum Scholars program.


Diaz-Ordonez, a Staples High School graduate, will also be partnered with a Charter mentor and will be able to intern at one of the company’s corporate offices.


Charter awarded a total of $400,000 this year for the 20 scholarship recipients to use during their junior and senior years of college.


According to a business statement, the grantees, chosen by Charter officials from more than 800 applicants, had to be rising college juniors with financial need who identified as Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and/or Native American.


Diaz-Ordonez, in the company statement, said the scholarship “will significantly contribute to the achievement of my career and future goals.”


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