Bright House Networks of Michigan Friday announced its 2012 Bright Futures Campaign.

The two-part educational initiative will recognize educators and students who teach and attend schools in Bright House Network service areas.

The Laptop Scholarship Program recognizes high school seniors for their leadership skills, academic achievements and community service activities with a new laptop.

The Classroom Grant Program is available to area educators in K-12 programs who demonstrate creative learning experiences utilizing advanced technology, Web based instruction, or cable programming.

All applications for the 2012 Student Scholarship Program must be complete and postmarked by March 16. Application forms have been mailed to guidance counselors at every high school in the Bright House Networks service community. Applications are also available at

“The Bright Futures Laptop Scholarship program is designed to recognize young people in our Michigan service area for their contributions to their schools and communities,” said Bob McCann, division presidetn of Bright House Networks. “Our decision to present this opportunity to local high school seniors allows us to continue our commitment to the communities where our customers and employees live and work.”

All 2012 laptop scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:
* Be a full-time senior attending a high school within a Bright House Networks Service area
* Demonstrate leadership abilities in school activities or through work experiences
* Demonstrate a strong commitment to community service involvement
* In addition to the completed application form, applicants must include a one-page essay describing the importance of leadership and community service

In the Classroom Grant Program, teachers are asked to submit an application including a Project Summary and Evaluation Form including support material for the project. There is no deadline associated with the Educator Grant Program as educators will be recognized and grants will be awarded year-round.

Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the United States with more than 2.4 million customers for video, data and voice. In southeast Michigan, it serves Farmington, Farmington Hills, Livonia, Novi, Northville and Redford Township.

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