NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Gina Neill, a senior communication arts major at Bethel College, has been selected to receive a United Parcel Service (UPS) scholarship. Neill, a 2000 graduate of Newton High School, is the granddaughter of Dolores Yoder of Hesston. Neill is one of more than 655 UPS scholars at private colleges and universities across the nation. The UPS scholarships are funded annually by the UPS Education 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, brining the total amount of scholarships awarded to over $35 million. An additional $300,000 in competitive grants will be distributed to private colleges and universities this year to improve educational services for students and encourage collaboration among colleges.