Limestone Student Qualiza Anderson Receives Scholarship From SCICU

Charles Wyatt
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Limestone University student Qualiza Anderson has been selected to receive a Council of Independent Colleges/UPS Scholarship provided by South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU).

The SCICU recently distributed $67,200 in CIC/UPS Scholarships to assist 21 students at private colleges and universities in South Carolina. The scholarships were made possible by a grant from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, D.C., through the CIC/UPS Educational Endowment.

Anderson, a sophomore from Marietta, South Carolina, received the scholarship to assist her pursuit of a degree in Social Work.

“The UPS Foundation has been a long-time and generous champion of independent college higher education, not only in South Carolina, but nationwide,” said Jeff Perez, President and CEO of South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, the advocacy organization for independent colleges and universities in South Carolina. “We deeply appreciate the UPS Foundation’s support and recognize it has changed for the better the lives of many students at SCICU member institutions.”

Nationally, CIC and the UPS Foundation teamed up to provide nearly $1.4 million in student scholarships this year, which are being distributed through state-based private college associations around the country.

In addition to Limestone, schools in South Carolina that received UPS Scholarships this year include Allen University, Anderson University, Benedict College, Bob Jones University, Charleston Southern University, Claflin University, Coker College, Columbia College, Columbia International University, Converse University, Erskine College, Furman University, Morris College, Newberry College, North Greenville University, Presbyterian College, Southern Wesleyan University, Spartanburg Methodist College, Voorhees University, and Wofford College.

“The Council of Independent Colleges is proud to support nearly 450 low-income, first-generation, minority, and new American students in 26 states through the CIC/UPS Scholarships,” said Marjorie Hass, President of the Council of Independent Colleges. “Through our partnership with SCICU, these scholarships help individual students pursue their education at one of South Carolina’s superb independent colleges and universities.”