Feliciano ’17 selected as UPS Scholar

Idalis Feliciano ’17 of Ames, Iowa, has been selected as a UPS Scholar and recipient of a $2,450 scholarship through the Iowa College Foundation, an organization which raises funds for its 23 member independent colleges in Iowa.

Idalis Feliciano ’17
Idalis Feliciano ’17

The scholarship was awarded on the basis of Feliciano’s academic achievement and financial need. Feliciano is majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology combined with kinesiology. She is a part of a new student organization, Union Latina, that brings Latina awareness to the college. Her activities include lunch buddies and volunteering with her sorority, Kappa Theta.

“With the help of this scholarship I can say that the worry of not being able to afford attending Cornell has gone down, and I can continue to make my family proud,” said Feliciano. “Cornell has motivated me to pursue my dreams every step of the way, and I cannot be more excited for the next year in store. I will continue to do my very best and work as hard as I can to pursue my dreams in the medical field. I am truly grateful to be receiving this.”

The Iowa College Foundation is a statewide association for private colleges and universities that is affiliated with the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). CIC teams with the UPS Foundation to distribute funding of the UPS Scholarship. This year, CIC awarded nearly $1.5 million in scholarships from its UPS Educational Endowment Fund to private institutions of higher learning across the nation, including a grant of $56,350 to the Iowa College Foundation.