Soto receives CIC/UPS scholarship

PLAINVIEW — Wayland Baptist University student Jesus Soto, a senior majoring in Business Administration and Spanish from Pampa, has been selected to receive a CIC/UPS Scholarship provided by Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT) and its national partner, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, D.C.

Nationally, CIC, through the CIC/UPS Educational Endowment, provided more than $1.4 million in student scholarships to support student success at private colleges and universities. This year, the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas awarded $121,600 in CIC/UPS Scholarships to low-income, first generation, minority, and new American students at private institutions across Texas.

“We are grateful for the ongoing financial support of the CIC/UPS Educational Endowment, which has provided more than $2 million in scholarship funds to Texas students since 1985,” said Elizabeth Puthoff, president of the ICUT Foundation. “The generosity of this long-term investment has enabled hundreds of Texans with financial need to further their education at one of our private, nonprofit member schools.”

About the Council of Independent Colleges

The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is an association of 745 nonprofit independent colleges and universities, state-based councils of independent colleges, and other higher education affiliates, that works to support college and university leadership, advance institutional excellence, and enhance public understanding of independent higher education’s contributions to society. CIC is the major national organization that focuses on services to leaders of independent colleges and universities and state-based councils. CIC offers conferences, seminars, publications, and other programs and services that help institutions improve educational quality, administrative and financial performance, student outcomes, and institutional visibility. CIC also conducts the largest annual conferences of college and university presidents and of chief academic officers in the United States. Founded in 1956, CIC is headquartered at One Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. For more information, visit

About The UPS Foundation

Since its founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs. Founded in 1951, the UPS Foundation leads its global citizenship programs and is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global communities. The foundation’s philanthropic approach centers on four focus areas: health and humanitarian relief, equity and economic empowerment, local engagement, and planet protection. To UPS, giving means combining employees’ skills, passion and time with the company’s logistics expertise, transportation assets, and charitable donations to make a measurable difference in society.