CIC/UPS Scholarships Program

Each year, State Councils receive grants from CIC to provide CIC/UPS Scholarships for use at every four-year private college and university in the State Councils network. The scholarships are given in the name of UPS, whose financial support was the basis for the CIC/UPS Educational Endowment. Since 1985, approximately $62.2 million has been awarded in scholarship grants to CIC State Councils to assist 22,228 first-generation, low-income, minority, or new American students at independent colleges across the country.

Application Instructions

​The Council of Independent Colleges does not accept applications for the CIC/UPS Scholarship; the grant funds are sent to the CIC State Councils, who in turn distribute the scholarships to their member colleges. If you are a student at a CIC State Council affiliated college or university, please contact your institution’s financial aid director for more information.

Required Forms for Administering the Scholarship

(For State Council use only)