Shelby Wegener of New London Selected as UPS Scholar from Iowa WesleyanWritten by Theresa Rose on May 21, 2015
Mount Pleasant, Iowa – Shelby Wegener of New London, a senior at Iowa Wesleyan has been selected as a UPS Scholar and recipient of a $2,425 scholarship through the Iowa College Foundation, an organization which raises funds for its 23 member independent colleges in Iowa.
The Iowa College Foundation 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 $55,775 to the Iowa College Foundation. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of the students’ academic achievement and financial need.
“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.