CEDARVILLE — Emma Blanche Villanueva, a sophomore at Cedarville University, has been selected to receive a $2,400 UPS Scholarship provided through The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges.
The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges 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. 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.”
UPS has given more than $100 million in philanthropy and in-kind services in 2013.
“UPS is pleased 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.
Villanueva is majoring in broadcasting and digital media at Cedarville.