WHEELING, WV, Nov. 18, 2010 ó Wheeling Jesuit University students Kasandra Beatty and Sherri Howard have been selected to receive a $1,350 UPS Scholarship provided through the West Virginia Independent Colleges & Universities, Inc. (WVICU).
The daughter of Jim and Melissa Miller, Beatty (right)
is from Follansbee, W.Va., and is a graduate of Brooke High School. She is a junior majoring in nuclear medicine technology.
The daughter of Paul and Alicia Howard, Howard (below right)
is from Valley Grove, W.Va., and is a graduate of Wheeling Park High School. She is a senior majoring in psychology.
West Virginia Independent Colleges & Universities, Inc, a Foundation for Independent Higher Education (FIHE) affiliated state association, distributed $2,700 in UPS scholarship funds to Wheeling Jesuit University.
FIHE awarded more than $1.6 million in scholarships from its UPS Educational Endowment Fund to private institutions of higher learning across the nation. These scholarships are awarded annually to students selected as UPS Scholars.
In announcing this yearís scholarships, Ken Sternad, president of The UPS Foundation, said, "Our young people, our communities, and our workforce all benefit from the increased educational opportunities that FIHE provides. The UPS Foundation is proud to continue our longstanding partnership with FIHE to support the deserving students whose education these scholarships fund."
FIHE president, Ned Moore, stated "FIHE is delighted to have a partnership with the UPS Foundation, enabling us to give these promising students an opportunity for a successful future." Further, Moore remarked, "Thanks to the generosity of the UPS Foundation, and prudent management of their gifts, we are able to provide scholarships to promote success at private institutions of higher education for deserving students, and do so even in challenging economic times. By funding scholarships like these, the UPS Foundation makes a strong commitment to the future of our nationís workforce."
The Foundation for Independent Higher Education is the national partner in a network of 32 state associations, including West Virginia Independent Colleges & Universities, Inc., which develop resources for private colleges and universities. Since its founding in 1958, FIHE and its partners have received more than $1.6 billion in support for private colleges. For more information visit www.fihe.org.
About the UPS Foundation
Founded in 1951 and based in Atlanta, GA., The UPS Foundationís major areas of focus include community safety, nonprofit effectiveness, economic and global literacy, environmental sustainability, and diversity. The UPS Foundation pursues these initiatives by identifying specific projects where its support can help produce a measurable social impact. In 2008, The UPS Foundation directed more than $100 million in philanthropy to charitable organizations worldwide. Visit community.ups.com for more information about UPSís community involvement.