Shorter College sophomore Laura Banks receives UPS scholarship
October 5 - Laura Banks, a sophomore at Shorter College, has been selected to receive a UPS Scholarship. Banks is the daughter of Mike and Karen Banks of Manchester, Ga., and a 2008 graduate of Manchester High School. She is majoring in biology, and plays for the Shorter College Hawks softball and basketball teams.
The Georgia Foundation for Independent Colleges, a Foundation of Independent Higher Education (FIHE) affiliated state association, distributed $2,700 in UPS Scholarship funds to Shorter College. FIHE awarded more than $1.6 million in scholarships from its UPS Educational Endowment Fund to private institutions of higher learning across the nation. These scholarships are awarded annually to students selected as UPS Scholars.
The UPS Educational Endowment Fund, which is held and administered by FIHE, was initiated through endowment gifts from the UPS Foundation totaling $2 million and is now valued at $32 million. Since its inception, this fund has awarded more than $44 million in scholarship support to over 15,000 students nationwide.
Founded in 1873, Shorter College is a Christian college committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas, master’s level and undergraduate degree programs for working adults, online courses, and a vibrant intercollegiate athletic program. Shorter will transition to university status June 1, 2010. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.