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.

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About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.