FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2006
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Katie Clingan, a sophomore biology major at Birmingham-Southern College, has been selected to receive a UPS Scholarship. She is one of more than 655 UPS scholars at private colleges and universities across the nation.
These scholarships are funded annually by the UPS Educational Endowment Fund, which was established by the United Parcel Service at the Foundation for Independent Higher Education (FIHE) in Washington, D.C. FIHE administers the program in cooperation with its partner, Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.
This year the UPS Educational Endowment Fund distributed $1.8 million for its scholarship program, bringing the total amount of scholarships awarded to over $37 million. An additional $400,000 in competitive grants will be distributed to private colleges and universities this year to improve educational services for students and encourage collaboration among colleges.
In announcing the UPS Scholarships, Evern Cooper, president of The UPS Foundation said, “For nearly 50 years, The UPS Foundation has been honored to support education through partnerships with such organizations as FIHE and the Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. The availability of quality, affordable higher education at places like Birmingham-Southern College is critical to establishing a talented, more diverse workforce.”
Clingan is the daughter of Jody and Pam Templeton of Hixson, Tenn., and a graduate of Girls Preparatory School.
Birmingham-Southern College is a four-year private institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church that receives consistently high rankings as one of America's top national liberal arts colleges.