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Jody Ball Receives UPS Scholarship
UPS check presentation - Jody Ball

September 30, 2013 – Shaw University student Jody Ball received the United Parcel Service (UPS) Foundation Scholarship during a recent check presentation ceremony at the headquarters of the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities. Ball is a sophomore from Washington, D.C. majoring in Adapted Physical Education.

The UPS Foundation Scholarship is awarded through the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU), the statewide organization of North Carolina's 36 non-profit, private colleges and universities accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Shaw University is a member of NCICU.

UPS Division Manager and Independent College Fund of NC Board member, Nicole Brandon, presented a check for $86,400 for student scholarships at the 36 independent colleges and universities in North Carolina to Jack Frost, Independent College Fund Board Chairman; Hope Williams, NCICU President; Jim Brown Fund Director, and the scholarship recipients.

Ball noted that the scholarship will go a long way in helping him to pay for his education. “Without this scholarship, I would have struggled to pay the balance of my tuition,” said Ball. “I really appreciate receiving it, as it’s the first time I've ever been selected for a scholarship.”