The Independent College Fund of Maryland (I-Fund), a scholarship foundation managed by MICUA, was awarded a $36,000 grant by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, DC, through the CIC/UPS Educational Endowment. These grant funds will be distributed as $3,000 scholarships to one student with financial need at each of the 12 I-Fund member institutions.Since 1985, the CIC/UPS Educational Endowment has funded almost $58 million in scholarship grants to over 20,700 students with financial need who are attending independent institutions across the nation.
“The Council of Independent Colleges is proud to support MICUA and its member colleges through CIC’s National Venture Fund grant program, “ said Richard Ekman, President of the CIC. “Designed to support collaborative approaches to solving the major issues faced by private colleges, as well as to strengthen the role of State Councils, projects coordinated under this initiative have had a tangible impact on the strengthening of independent colleges and universities for 19 years."
Maryland institutions that received UPS Scholarships include Capitol Technology University, Goucher College, Hood College, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University Maryland, McDaniel College, Mount St. Mary’s University, Notre Dame of Maryland University, St. John’s College, Stevenson University, Washington Adventist University, and Washington College.