“Good Citizen” Scholarship
Description & Purpose:
The Good Citizen Scholarship is made possible by two endowments established at the
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP). These
scholarships are reserved for students who have shown an extraordinary commitment to
community service and who have demonstrated creativity in shaping their volunteer activities.
The selection committee takes great pleasure in choosing scholarship recipients from among the
wonderfully talented, caring students attending our member institutions. Each year the choices
are difficult, but the results – empowering students to serve their communities – are well worth
Amount of Award:
There will be twelve (12) scholarships awarded for $2,500 each.
Qualifications for the Commonwealth “Good Citizen” Scholarship:
Each applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student with an extraordinary commitment to
community service and who has demonstrated creativity in shaping his/her volunteer activities.
The student must also attend a school that is a member of the Association of Independent
Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania. There is no minimum GPA requirement for this
scholarship; GPA will be considered only in the event of a tie.
Each institution is asked to select one application to submit to AICUP for the competition.
(Please do not advise students to send their applications directly to AICUP as they will not be
accepted.) Along with the completed applications and required essay, students are encouraged to
submit a copy of their transcript, a letter of recommendation, and any other materials that they
feel will be helpful to the committee in making their decision. All applications must be signed by
the student. Only complete applications will go to the selection committee. The members of the
committee will read each application and select the recipients.
Applications must be submitted via the ShareFile link your institution was provided no later
than Friday April 24, 2020. ShareFile allows us to securely receive and process these
documents. If you have any questions about this submission process, please contact Casey
Trinkaus at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please do not mail the selected application or submit them via
We will notify each recipient by mail in July. Those applicants who were not selected will also
receive notification by the end of July. We will send the check to the Financial Aid Office at
each recipient’s school by the end of August with instructions to apply the money to the recipient’s
account. Recipients should notify the school’s Financial Aid Office immediately if the money is
not applied to their account.