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TICUA Distributes $81,600 in UPS Scholarships to Tennessee Private Colleges


Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association

Nashville, Tennessee





For Immediate Release


Contact:   Patrick Meldrim

Phone:     615-242-6400, ext. 204                  E-mail: meldrim@ticua.org



TICUA Distributes $81,600 in UPS Scholarships to Tennessee Private Colleges

The Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA) has distributed $81,600 in UPS Scholarships to 34 low-income students at private colleges and universities in the State. The scholarships were made possible by a grant from the UPS Educational Endowment Fund administered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, DC. Nationally, CIC and the UPS Foundation teamed up to provide nearly $1.5 million in student scholarships this year which will be distributed through state-based private college associations around the country. Since its inception, this Fund has generated nearly $50 million in scholarship aid to support more than 17,000 students.

“We are extremely grateful to UPS for the support they have offered Tennessee’s college students through the years,” said Dr. Claude O. Pressnell, Jr., President of TICUA. “These scholarships will aid in ensuring that students are able to attend the college that best fits their educational and career needs.”

Colleges in Tennessee which received UPS Scholarships this year from TICUA include Aquinas College, Baptist College of Health Sciences, Bethel University, Belmont University, Bryan College, Carson-Newman University, Christian Brothers University, Cumberland University, Fisk University, Freed-Hardeman University, Johnson University, King University, Lane College, Lee University, LeMoyne-Owen College, Lincoln Memorial University, Lipscomb University, Martin Methodist College, Maryville College, Meharry Medical College, Memphis College of Art, Milligan College, Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia, Rhodes College, Sewanee: The University of the South, Southern Adventist University, Southern College of Optometry, Tennessee Wesleyan College, Trevecca Nazarene University, Tusculum College, Union University, Vanderbilt University, Watkins College of Art, Design and Film, and Welch College.

“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 independent colleges,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation. “We are proud, too, that The UPS Foundation and UPS employees directed $97.5 million in philanthropy and in-kind services, including more than 1.8 million hours of volunteer service, to local communities around the world.”

 “Through this national scholarship program, CIC and UPS are delighted to make it possible for 609 deserving 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 Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association engages Tennessee's private colleges and universities to work collaboratively in areas of public policy, cost containment, and professional development to serve better the State and its citizens.  For more information about TICUA, please visit www.ticua.org


The Council of Independent Colleges is an association of 645 nonprofit independent colleges and universities and more than 90 higher education organizations that has worked since 1956 to support college and university leadership, advance institutional excellence, and enhance public understanding of private higher education’s contributions to society. CIC is the major national organization that focuses on providing services to leaders of independent colleges and universities as well as conferences, seminars, and other programs that help institutions to improve the quality of education, administrative and financial performance, and institutional visibility. CIC also provides support to state fundraising State Funds that organize programs and generate contributions for private colleges and universities. The Council is headquartered at One Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. For more information, visit www.cic.edu.


The UPS Foundation (NYSE: UPS), which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2011, is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global communities. In 2010, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $95 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation. UPS is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight, the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Since its founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs. UPS news is available at pressroom.ups.com/RSS.