Sept. 21, 2012
Jong Hwa Won, a senior at Flagler College, has been selected to receive a $2,400 UPS Scholarship provided through the Florida Independent College Fund (FICF).
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 $74,400 to FICF. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of the students’ academic achievement and financial need.
“In 2011, The UPS Foundation and UPS employees directed $93.5 million in philanthropy and in-kind services, including more than 1.6 million hours of volunteer service, to the local communities in which we operate,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation. “UPS is proud to continue that spirit of giving by partnering with CIC to support thousands of students working to become the leaders of tomorrow by obtaining an education from our nation’s private colleges.”
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.