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Thomasville TU student wins UPS scholarship

Princeton Henderson, a sophomore Business major at Thomas University, recently received a scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year from the United Parcel Service (UPS) Educational Endowment Fund, which is administered by the Council for Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Georgia Independent College Association (GICA).

“I was kind of shocked,” Henderson said when he learned that he would receive the scholarship. “The scholarship will help a lot with school expenses, such as school supplies and textbooks.”

Originally from Thomasville, Henderson graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Tampa, Fla., in 2006. He decided to enroll at Thomas University after being encouraged by his grandmother, who graduated from TU in 2005. Henderson enrolled at TU in the fall of 2014. After graduation, Henderson would like to become a business owner and eventually own a movie theater.

As a TU student, Henderson worked with former TRIO Student Support Services tutor Amanda Wood.

“By his second semester of enrollment, Princeton had one of the highest averages,” said Faye Johnson, TRIO SSS Director. “Since that time, Princeton has been recognized as a TRIO Student Achiever, a recognition given to a first-generation and low-income student for performing exceptionally well in one or more academic disciplines. For these reasons, and so many more, Princeton is deserving of the UPS award!”

To be eligible for the UPS Scholarship, a student must be from an under-represented segment of the campus, demonstrate academic achievement and have financial need.

Henderson is the son of Katosha Henderson of Tampa and the grandson of Barbara Mitchell of Thomasville.

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