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Joe Biggs Receives UPS Scholarship

posted Jan 16, 2006 in ACADEMICS

Joseph D. Biggs, a senior at McPherson College, has been selected to receive a UPS scholarship. Biggs is the son of Michael and Patricia Biggs of Barnard, Kan., and a 2002 graduate of Lincoln High School. He is a physical education major and is also seeking certification as a PE teacher at the secondary level. He is a member of KNEA, (Kansas National Educational Association), and participates in intramural sports.

Biggs 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 Kansas partner, the Kansas Independent College Fund.

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. The availability of quality, affordable higher education at places like McPherson College is critical to establishing a talented, more diverse workforce.”

For additional information, please contact Carol Williams at (620) 241-0742, ext. 1280.

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