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Florida Independent College Fund awards UPS scholarship to Flagler senior

August 25, 2014 9:03 AM

Elliot Won, a senior at Flagler College, has been selected to receive a $2,425 UPS Scholarship provided through the Florida Independent College Fund.

The Florida Independent College Fund is a statewide association for private colleges and universities that is affiliated with the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). At the national level, CIC teams up with the UPS Foundation to distribute funding of the UPS Scholarship. This year, CIC awarded nearly $1.5 million in scholarships from its UPS Educational Endowment Fund to private institutions of higher learning across the nation, including a grant of $75,175 to the Florida Independent College Fund. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of the students’ academic achievement and financial need.

“Through this national scholarship program, CIC and UPS are delighted this year to make it possible for 614 talented young men and women to attend the private college or university of their choice,” said Richard Ekman, president of CIC. “By directly assisting students with significant financial need, CIC and UPS are helping a new generation of students achieve their dreams of a college education.”

The UPS Scholarships are funded by the CIC-UPS Educational Endowment Fund, which is held and administered by CIC. Since its inception, this Fund has generated nearly $49 million in scholarship aid to support more than 17,000 students.

Topics: Students