Alexander Dillard, a senior who is seeking his bachelor’s in Sports Coaching from the United States Sports Academy, has been selected to receive a $2,400 UPS Scholarship provided through the Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAICU).

AAICU has distributed $87,000 in AAICU Scholarships to students at each of its member colleges and universities in the state of Alabama. The AAICU Scholarship Fund passes 100 percent of the contributions to the students in the form of scholarship aid. This year, the Academy received $2,400 in scholarship funds from AAICU designated for undergraduate Alabama residents with at least a 3.0 GPA.

Over the past 10 years, AAICU has raised and distributed more than $2.2 million for scholarships to students attending its member schools. In 2005 alone, its member schools provided more than $75 million in direct student aid to their students. One hundred percent of the contributions to the AAICU Scholarship Fund are passed on to the students in the form of scholarship aid, and there are no administrative costs deducted from any donation.

“I am pleased to see Mr. Dillard receive the UPS scholarship,” said Dr. Timothy Foley, the Academy’s dean of student services. “He has worked very hard toward completing his degree and his GPA reflects his approach. I would also like to thank AAICU and UPS for supporting Academy students working toward their undergraduate degrees.”

The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, accredited, special mission sports university created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research, and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports. For more information about the Academy, call 251-626-3303 or visit