March 11, 2021
A Mars Hill University student is one of 36 students at North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) to receive a CIC/UPS Scholarship for the current academic year. India Staley, a junior sociology major from Gastonia, North Carolina, is among those who received the $3,000 scholarship through the Council of Independent Colleges’ CIC/UPS Educational Endowment.
“UPS has been a valued supporter of independent higher education for more than 40 years,” said Hope Williams, president of NCICU. “The scholarships they provide to students at each of our 36 campuses are significant and help make it possible for students to meet their educational goals.”
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.
“Independent colleges and universities in this country are remarkably effective at educating and graduating low-income and first-generation students in less time, with less student debt,” said Richard Ekman, president of CIC.
“Helping these students afford a private college education is a truly critical need in our society, and it is rewarding to be a partner with the UPS Foundation and NCICU as we help to support deserving students.”