UPS Metropolitan College celebrates signing day
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- UPS is celebrating college signing day -- minus the athletes.
Instead of celebrating athletic scholarships, United Parcel Service helps students graduate from college debt-free. The UPS Metropolitan College program is a partnership with Jefferson Community and Technical College, the University of Louisville and state and local governments.
Students like Bria Shaw work part time at UPS while going to school and earn the money to pay for their education. Shaw is in her final semester before graduation.
"It's wonderful to graduate debt-free and not have to worry about paying anything back," she said. "My goal is, I want to buy a house when I graduate, so that's one less thing I have to worry about."
The program covered more than $48,000 of Shaw's education at U of L. Kerry Kendall Williams has received more than $17,000 through the Metro College. And Savannah VanGotum is a UPS Kentucky LOOP participant who has received more than $23,000.
UPS has invested more than $130 million since the program started 20 years ago.
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