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Sept. 9, 2013

AAICU awards UPS scholarship to Birmingham-Southern College senior

LaTonya OwenBIRMINGHAM, Ala.—LaTonya Owen, a senior at Birmingham-Southern College, has been selected to receive a $2,400 UPS scholarship provided through the Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAICU).

Owen is a psychology major and a member of the Psychology Club, Psi Chi international honor society in psychology, and the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society. She is the daughter of Gloria and Michael Owen of Birmingham and the sister of Reginald Owen '02.

The AAICU is a statewide association for private colleges and universities that is affiliated with the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). At the national level, the CIC teams up with the UPS Foundation to distribute funding of the UPS scholarship. This year, the CIC awarded nearly $1.5 million in scholarships from its UPS Educational Endowment Fund to private institutions of higher learning across the nation.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the students' academic achievement and financial need.

About Birmingham-Southern College:

Birmingham-Southern College is a four-year, private liberal arts institution in Birmingham, Ala., founded in 1856 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It enrolls about 1,200 students from more than 30 states and 16 foreign countries. Learn more online at www.bsc.edu.