Spring Hill College senior receives UPS Scholarship

Thu, 12/04/2008 (All day)

Nov. 17, 2008

Mobile, Ala. –  Jessica Clarke, a senior at Spring Hill College, has been selected to receive a United Parcel Service (UPS) Scholarship. Clarke is a native of Mount Vernon, Ala., and is majoring in nursing. She is a member of the National Student Nurses Association, Delta Sigma Theta sorority and the Spring Hill College Chapter of the NAACP. Clarke also participates in St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital “Up ‘til Dawn” fundraiser for childhood cancer research.

Clarke is one of 612 UPS Scholars at private colleges and universities across the nation. These scholarships are funded annually by the UPS Educational Endowment Fund that was established by the UPS at the Foundation for Independent Higher Education (FIHE) in Washington, D.C. FIHE lhughesisters the program in cooperation with Alabama Association of Independent Colleges & Universities.

This year, the UPS Educational Endowment Fund distributed nearly $1.8 million for the UPS Scholarship program, bringing the cumulative total amount of scholarships awarded to nearly $43 million. In addition to the nearly $1.8 million designated for scholarships, more than $430,000 will be used for grants to support innovative programs designed to improve educational services for students, broaden access to college, and encourage collaboration among colleges. 

In announcing the UPS Scholarships, Lisa Hamilton, president of The UPS Foundation said, “Our young people, our communities and our workforce all benefit from the increased educational opportunities that FIHE provides. The UPS Foundation is proud to continue our longstanding partnership with FIHE to support this meaningful and sustainable program.”

Spring Hill College is the first Catholic college in the Southeast, the third oldest Jesuit college and the fifth oldest Catholic college in the United States. The college has an enrollment of 1,400 students.