The Florida Independent College Fund Awards UPS Scholarship to Hodges student

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Sheronia Jones, a sophomore at Hodges University, has been selected to receive a $2,425 UPS Scholarship provided through the Florida Independent College Fund. Sheronia is the oldest of five children who grew up on the Ramah Navajo Reservation in Pine Hill, NM and is a member of the Navajo Tribe in the clan of Salt, born for the Sleeping Rock. Sheronia is studying for a Bachelor of Science in Management degree. She looks to graduate in July, 2016.

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 $75,175 to the Florida Independent College Fund. 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 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. “We are proud, too, that the UPS Foundation and UPS employees directed $102 million in philanthropy and in-kind services, including more than 1.8 million hours of volunteer service, to local communities around the world in 2013.”

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