Amy Williams Honored by UPS
Amy Williams, a senior English major, has been selected to receive a $2,750 United Parcel Service (UPS) Scholarship. Williams, who is also the recipient of the Willamette Honors Scholarship, is vice president of the Willamette International Student Association (WISA) and works as an international peer counselor and resident assistant for Tokyo International University of America (TIUA), Willamette University's international sister institution. In addition, she works at the University's Writing Center as a writing consultant, as a research assistant in the German Department and as a clerk at the Great Harvest Baking Company in Salem.
Williams has maintained a high level of academic excellence despite her challenging schedule. She says the UPS Scholarship will help her continue her education without having to get "too stressed out."
"The UPS Scholarship will enable me to shorten my work hours and continue doing all the activities I love," she says. She insists she'll continue to work at her multiple jobs because "they're all really interesting."
UPS Scholars must be nominated by their schools. Williams was nominated by James Eddy, Willamette's director of financial aid.
Williams is one of more than 651 UPS Scholars at private colleges and universities across the nation. These scholarships are funded annually by the UPS Educational Endowment Fund. This year, the UPS Educational Endowment Fund distributed $1.7 million for its scholarship program.
When she graduates, Williams plans to go to graduate school and major in English literature. "I'd like to get my doctorate," she says. "Then I'd like to teach at a university like Willamette."