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Charleston Southern student receives CIC/UPS scholarship

By Jenna Johnson | March 14, 2022
Sophomore biology major Allison Brown was selected for a CIC/UPS Scholarship. Photo by Ty Cornett

Charleston Southern University student Allison Brown, a sophomore biology major from Patrick, South Carolina, has been selected to receive a CIC/UPS Scholarship provided by the SC Independent Colleges & Universities (SCICU) and its national partner, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, DC.

Brown said she is deeply appreciative of this financial support. “I’ve been provided an opportunity to continue pursuing my dreams with minimized hurdles,” she said. “It has provided for me less financial stress, more free time to focus on my classes and studying, and time to truly experience college and create bonds that I will have for the rest of my life.”

After graduation, Brown wants to either continue pursuing graduate studies or jump straight into a career that she enjoys. “I want to be excited to come into my job every day and fully interested in what I’m doing. As a STEM major, I think I will find just that.”

Nationally, CIC, through the CIC/UPS Educational Endowment, provided more than $1.4 million in student scholarships to support student success at private colleges and universities. This year, SCICU awarded $64,000 in CIC/UPS Scholarships to 20 low-income, first generation, minority, and new American students at private institutions across South Carolina.

“The UPS Foundation has been a long-time and generous supporter of independent college higher education, not only in South Carolina, but nationwide,” said Jeff Perez, President & CEO of SCICU. “We are very appreciative of their support and recognize that the lives of many worthy students have been changed for the better.” 

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