|TLU Student Salvador Galarza Ritchey Receives UPS Scholarship|
Biology major is only one of 609 students nationwide to win award
TLU junior Salvador Galarza Ritchey will receive a $2,400 UPS Scholarship provided through the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT) Foundation. Ritchey is a pre-med biology major from Converse, Texas and a 2010 graduate of Judson High School. The ICUT Foundation is a 510(c)(3) charitable organization and an affiliate of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC).
Since 1985, The UPS Foundation has funded over $2.1 million in scholarships for Texas students. At the national level, CIC teams up with the UPS Foundation to distribute funding of the UPS Scholarship. This year, CIC awarded nearly $1.5 million in scholarships from its UPS Educational Endowment Fund to private institutions of higher learning across the nation, including a grant of $86,400 to the ICUT Foundation. The college or university awards these scholarships based on the students’ academic achievement and financial need.
“Through this national scholarship program, CIC and UPS are delighted to make it possible for 609 deserving young men and women to attend the private college or university of their choice,” said Richard Ekman, president of CIC. “By directly assisting students with significant financial need, CIC and UPS are helping a new generation of students achieve their dreams of a college education.”