Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) and the Florida Independent College Fund (FICF) recently awarded $96,000 in scholarships to assist 30 students attending independent, nonprofit colleges and universities in Florida.
“Florida’s independent colleges and universities provide high quality education options for all types of students across the Sunshine State,” said Bob Boyd, ICUF president and CEO. “It’s our goal to help every student make their college dream a reality. Through the UPS Scholarship Program, we’re able to give 30 Florida students not just a chance at higher education, but the opportunity for a better future.”
The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, D.C., provided the grant for scholarships through their partnership with the UPS Foundation, which established the CIC/UPS Educational Endowment.
Each scholarship, valued at $3,200, was awarded to one student at each ICUF/FICF member institution. Recipients have demonstrated a financial need, and include students from low-income families, students from minority families and students who are first generation college students.
This year’s recipients include:
· Rebeccah P. of Winter Springs, FL, a sophomore studying Health Sciences at AdventHealth University
· Nicole J. of Miramar, FL, a junior studying Nursing at Barry University
· Ashley T. of Fruitland Park, FL, a junior studying Human Services and Education at Beacon College
· Myquantazia M. of Miami, FL, a sophomore studying Business Administration at Edward Waters University
· Nicholas A. of Port Orange, FL, a senior studying Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
· Alesha W. of Altamonte Springs, FL, studying Alternative Medicine at Everglades University (Orlando Campus)
· Prestin P. of St. Augustine, FL, a freshman studying Business Administration at Flagler College
· Kala J. of North Lauderdale, FL, a junior studying Psychology at Florida Memorial University
· Jaylen C. of Lehigh Acres, FL, a sophomore studying Dental Hygiene at Hodges University
· Arthur R. of Ocala, FL, a senior studying Sports Performance Health & Fitness at Webber International University
Since 1985, the CIC/UPS Educational Endowment has provided more than $2 million in grants to more than 800 students at ICUF colleges and universities. Nationally, CIC provided this year more than $1.4 million in student scholarships to support student success at private colleges and universities.
The CIC/UPS Scholarships Program has made a private college education possible for more than 21,000 low-income, first generation, and minority students and has had a transformative impact on individuals, families and communities across the country.