Marian University student Andrew Nuanes, from Denver, Colorado, is a junior majoring in criminal justice/homeland security, has been selected to receive a $3,000 CIC/UPS Scholarship provided by the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU) and its national partners, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, DC and the UPS Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia.
Nationally, CIC, through the CIC/UPS Educational Endowment, provided more than $1.6 million in student scholarships to make private colleges and universities more affordable and accessible to underserved students. This year, the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities awarded $72,000 in CIC/UPS Scholarships to 24 students at private institutions across Wisconsin.
“Student aid is critically important in making a college education a reality for many students who may not otherwise have had the opportunity to pursue and complete their degree,” said Dr. Rolf Wegenke, WAICU president. “We are grateful to the CIC and UPS for their partnership in supporting our students’ success.”
The Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU) is the official organization of Wisconsin’s 24 private, nonprofit colleges and universities. WAICU is dedicated to expanding educational opportunity for students and is nationally recognized for its innovative programming to control college costs and for its partnerships with employers to provide skilled graduates.
About the Council of Independent Colleges
The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is an association of nonprofit independent colleges and universities, as well as state-based councils and other higher education affiliates, that works to support college and university leadership, advance institutional excellence, and enhance public understanding of independent higher education’s contributions to society. CIC is the major national organization that focuses on services to leaders of independent colleges and universities and state-based councils. CIC offers conferences, seminars, publications, and other programs and services that help institutions improve educational quality, administrative and financial performance, student outcomes, and institutional visibility. It conducts the largest annual conferences of college and university presidents and of chief academic officers. Founded in 1956, CIC is headquartered at One Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. www.cic.edu
About The UPS Foundation
Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, the UPS Foundation identifies areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, the UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: volunteerism, diversity, community safety, and the environment. In 2017, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $118 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation.