The Council of Independent Nebraska Colleges Foundation (CINCF, has distributed $41,600 in CIC/UPS scholarships to assist 13 students at private colleges and universities in Nebraska. The scholarships were made possible by a grant from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, DC, through the CIC/UPS Educational Endowment.

“As a result of receiving this generous scholarship grant, students enrolled at 13 of Nebraska’s independent colleges and universities will be named UPS Scholars and equally share $41,600 in scholarship funds from The UPS Foundation,” according to Treva Haugaard, Executive Director of CINCF. “It is imperative that we continue to increase the amount of financial aid available in order to allow more students to attend and graduate from college.”

The Council of Independent Colleges is proud to support nearly 450 low-income, first-generation, minority and new American students in 25 states through the CIC/UPS scholarships.

CINCF’s 13 member schools include Bellevue University, Bryan College of Health Sciences, Clarkson College, College of Saint Mary, Concordia University, Creighton University, Doane University, Hastings College, Midland University, Nebraska Methodist College, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Union College and York University. For more information about CINCF, please visit