Published on September 30, 2013 by Mary Wimberley  
Darren Gray

Samford University senior Darren Gray of Foley, Ala., has been selected to receive a $2,400 United Parcel Service Scholarship provided through the Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAICU).

UPS scholarships are awarded on the basis of a student's academic achievement and worthiness.

Gray, a graduate of Foley High School, is the son of Cynthia Gray. He is a history major at Samford, where he serves as a resident assistant and is chief justice of the Student Government Association.

UPS scholarships are funded by the UPS Educational Endowment Fund and distributed with the assistance of AAICU and other state affiliates of the Council of Independent Colleges.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.