November 09, 2012
Student Joseph Zigler Receives UPS Scholarship from OFIC(Painesville, Ohio) –Lake Erie College student Joseph Zigler was selected as a recipient of a $2,400 UPS Scholarship provided through The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC).
Zigler, son of James and Julia Zigler, is a 2009 graduate of Newton Falls. He is majoring in communications with a minor in marketing and is a member of the College’s football team.
OFIC is a statewide association for private colleges and universities which is affiliated with the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). 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, including a grant of $81,600 to OFIC. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of the students’ academic achievement and financial need.
"In 2011, The UPS Foundation and UPS employees directed $93.5 million in philanthropy and in-kind services, including more than 1.6 million hours of volunteer service, to the local communities in which we operate,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation.
The UPS Scholarships are funded by the CIC-UPS Educational Endowment Fund, which is held and administered by CIC. Since its inception, this fund has generated nearly $49 million in scholarship aid to support more than 17,000 students.