The McLean Scholarship
for Nursing and Physician Assistant Majors
Description & Purpose:
The McLean Scholarship for Nursing or Physician Assistant Majors is provided through the Association
of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP). The McLean Contributionship
established a generous endowment in 1998 to help full-time undergraduate students who are enrolled in a
Nursing or Physician’s Assistant program.
Amount of Award:
This year the value of each scholarship will be $4,425. There will be seven (7) scholarships awarded this
Qualifications for the McLean Scholarship:
Each applicant must be a full time undergraduate student enrolled in a Nursing or Physician Assistant
program at one of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania’s member
institutions, and have at least a 3.0 grade point average. Ideal candidates are campus leaders and
Each institution is asked to select one or two applications 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 application 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 FileShare link that was provided to your institution. This is a
secure way for us to transmit and receive documents. The deadline for AICUP to receive nominated
applications is Friday, April 24, 2020. Please do not mail or email applications. If you have questions on
using FileShare, please email Casey Trinkaus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 in mid-August along with any other funds designated to your institution. The check will include
directions 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.
We expect each recipient to acknowledge receipt of the scholarship to the McLean Contributionship. The
contact’s name and address will be included in the notification letter for sending a thank you letter for the
award. Recipients should also send a copy of this letter to the Association. Throughout the year we plan
various stewardship activities with our donors. Occasionally we try to unite the recipients of scholarships
with the donors who made them possible. We ask that recipients make every effort possible to attend these
gatherings. By attending these events, donors are reassured that their money was invested wisely in
independent higher education. It also makes a strong case for future support.