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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College freshman La’Terious Pouncy has been selected to receive a $2,400 UPS Scholarship for 2013-14, provided through the Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) Fund.

Pouncy, Bossier City, La., is a graduate of Airline High School, Bossier City, and is the son of Brutus and La’Quisha Pouncy.

At Bethel, Pouncy is majoring in psychology. He is a wide receiver for the Threshers football team.

KICA, based in Topeka, is a statewide association for private colleges and universities and is affiliated with the Council of Independent Colleges. 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. These scholarships are awarded based on  students’ academic achievement and financial need.

The UPS Educational Endowment Fund, which is held and administered by CIC, was establishedin the 1980s through endowment gifts from the UPS Foundation. Since its inception, this fund has awarded $48 million in scholarship support to more than 16,000 students nationwide.

“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 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.”

“UPS is proud to continue that spirit of giving by partnering with CIC to support students working to become the leaders of tomorrow by obtaining an education from our nation’s independent colleges,” said Eduardo  Martinez, president of the UPS Foundation. “We are proud, too, that the UPS Foundation and UPS employees directed $9.7 million in philanthropy and in-kind services, including 1.8 million hours of volunteer service, to communities around the world.”

The Council of Independent Colleges is an association of more than 700 independent, liberal arts colleges and universities and higher education affiliates and organizations that work together to strengthen college and university leadership, sustain high-quality education and enhance private higher education’s contributions to society.

Bethel College is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas listed in the 2013-14 analysis of top colleges and universities in the United States, and is the highest-ranked Kansas college in the Washington Monthly annual college guide for 2013-14. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see

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