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Ohio Northern University student receives UPS Scholarship

Sep 8, 2014

Ohio Northern University student Shalom C. Arellano, a senior exercise physiology majorfrom Garfield Heights, Ohio, has been selected to receive a UPS Scholarship provided through Foundation for Independent Higher Education (FIHE).

FIHE is a statewide association for private colleges and universities that 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. The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges awarded $81,600 in UPS Scholarships to 34 low-income students at private institutions across Ohio.

Arellano serves as a residential director for residence life and was a member of Ada Friends and a cheerleader. He is a member of Sigma Theta Epsilon (Christian fraternity), Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership fraternity) and Habitat for Humanity, and he participates in Soldiers (men’s bible study) and Fusion (worship).

The Council of Independent Colleges is an association of 744 nonprofit independent colleges and universities and higher education affiliates and organizations that has worked since 1956 to support college and university leadership, advance institutional excellence, and enhance public understanding of private higher education’s contributions to society.

CIC is the major national organization that focuses on providing services to leaders of independent colleges and universities as well as conferences, seminars and other programs that help institutions improve educational quality, administrative and financial performance, and institutional visibility. CIC also provides support to state fundraising associations that organize programs and generate contributions for private colleges and universities. The Council is headquartered at One Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C.

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