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NSU Undergrad Awarded UPS Scholarship Though Florida Independent College Fund

Brittany Bacallao, a sophomore biology major at NSU, has been selected to receive a $2,400 UPS Scholarship provided through the Florida Independent College Fund (FICF).

Bacallao is the daughter of Donald and Diana Hughes, and David Bacallao of Clewiston, FL, and is a 2011 graduate of Clewiston High School. She is majoring in biology at NSU’s Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. Brittany is a member of the Razor’s Edge Leadership Program, NSU’s Women’s Soccer team, the Pre-Med Society and Clinic Exploration Program, as well as the community service chairman of C.A.U.S.E.

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 works in partnership with the UPS Foundation to distribute funding of the UPS Scholarship. This year, the CIC awarded almost $1.5 million in scholarships from its UPS Educational Endowment Fund to private institutions of higher learning across the nation, including a grant of $74,400 to FICF. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of the students’ academic achievement and financial need.

“In 2011, The UPS Foundation and UPS employees directed $93.5 million in philanthropy and in-kind services, including more than 1.6 million hours of volunteer service, to the local communities in which we operate,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation. “UPS is proud 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 private colleges.”

The UPS Scholarships are funded by the CIC-UPS Educational Endowment Fund, which is held and administered by CIC. Since its inception, this Fund has generated approximately $49 million in scholarship aid to support more than 17,000 students.

The Council of Independent Colleges is an association of 640 nonprofit independent colleges and universities and 90 higher education organizations that has worked since 1956 to support college and university leadership, advance institutional excellence, and enhance public understanding of private higher education’s contributions to society. CIC is the major national organization that focuses on providing services to leaders of independent colleges and universities as well as conferences, seminars, and other programs that help institutions to improve the quality of education, administrative and financial performance, and institutional visibility. CIC also provides support to state fundraising associations that organize programs and generate contributions for private colleges and universities. The Council is headquartered at One Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. For more information, visit www.cic.edu.

The UPS Foundation, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2011, is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global communities. In 2010, UPS and its employees invested more than $95 million in international charitable donations. The UPS Foundation can be found online at UPS.com/foundation. A global leader in logistics, UPS has built a legacy as a responsible corporate citizen, supporting programs that meet community needs. UPS news is available at pressroom.ups.com/RSS.