Catawba College student receives UPS scholarship



October 6, 2021

Category: Academics, Nursing, Students

A native of Greensboro, Nardos Debru, a senior at Catawba College majoring in nursing, received a UPS scholarship of $ 3,200 for the current academic year. The scholarship is provided by Independent Colleges and Universities of North Carolina (NCICU) through its national partner, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, DC.

Nationally, CIC has provided more than $ 1.4 million in UPS Education Endowment Fund scholarships to support student success in private colleges and universities. This year, the NCICU awarded $ 115,200 of these scholarships to 36 low-income, first-generation, minority and new US students at private institutions in North Carolina. Debru is a first generation student.

“We deeply appreciate the continued support for scholarships made possible by the UPS Foundation established in 1953 and the distribution of these funds through the Council of Independent College for one student attending each of the 36 independent colleges and universities of the NCICU,” said NCICU President Hope Williams. . “Providing educational opportunities for students, who may be the first in their families to go to college, will have a significant impact on the next generation of leaders. “

About Catawba College
Founded in 1851, Catawba College is a private four-year liberal arts college conveniently located in Salisbury, North Carolina. Ranked as one of the best regional colleges in the South, the College offers over 70 academic programs and three graduate programs providing students with the ability to combine and pass majors. Close faculty mentorship and the many experiential learning options create opportunities for Catawba College graduates to exceed their own expectations and find their calling. Additional information is available at

About the Council of Independent Colleges
The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is an association of 758 independent non-profit colleges and universities, state councils of independent colleges and other affiliates of higher education, which strives to support college leadership and universities, advance institutional excellence and improve public understanding. contributions of independent higher education to society. CIC is the leading national organization focused on servicing leaders of independent colleges and universities and state councils. CIC offers conferences, seminars, publications, and other programs and services that help institutions improve the quality of education, administrative and financial performance, student outcomes, and institutional visibility. CIC also hosts the largest annual conferences of college and university presidents and academic directors in the United States. Founded in 1956, CIC is headquartered at One Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. For more information, visit

About the UPS Foundation
Since its founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs. Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation directs its global citizenship programs and is responsible for facilitating community participation in local, national and global communities. The foundation’s philanthropic approach focuses on four areas of intervention: health and humanitarian aid, equity and economic empowerment, local engagement and protection of the planet. For UPS, giving means combining the skills, passion and time of employees with the company’s logistics expertise, transportation and charitable giving to make a measurable difference in society.

The independent colleges and universities of North Carolina support, represent and defend independent higher education in North Carolina in the areas of state and federal public policy and on education matters with other sectors of state education. It also raises funds through the Independent College Fund of North Carolina for scholarships and enrichment experiences, provides research and information to and about private colleges and universities, organizes development opportunities staff and coordinate collaborative programs. For more information on NCICU, visit

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