CONYERS—A student from Conyers received a $3,000 scholarship from the UPS Educational Endowment Fund for the current academic year.

The recipient is Tamiria Thomas, a sophomore at Wingate University in North Carolina, majoring in Biology.

The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, D.C., which administers the UPS funds, gave $108,000 to North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) which, in turn, awarded a $3,000 scholarship to a student in each of the 36 private colleges in North Carolina.

“The Council of Independent Colleges is proud to support North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities and its member colleges through the CIC/UPS Scholarships Grant Program,” said Richard Ekman, president of the Council of Independent Colleges. “Designed to make private colleges more affordable and accessible, the scholarships will assist low-income, first-generation, minority, and new American students nationwide.”

“UPS has a long history of providing generous scholarship funds for students throughout the country,” said NCICU President A. Hope Williams. “We are so grateful that their philanthropy includes our 36 North Carolina independent colleges and universities, and we appreciate the Council of Independent Colleges for their outstanding stewardship of this program.”

Congratulations to Thomas.

Covington native and proud Valdosta State alumna, Hunter has previously worked with The Covington News and Valdosta Daily Times. She started working for Rockdale/Newton Citizen in June 2018.

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