The Commonwealth “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 the effort. Amount of Award: There will be ten (10) scholarships awarded for $2,000 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. Selection Process: 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 to AICUP by June 17, 2022 by emailing them to Casey Trinkaus, AICUP Communications Manager, at If you have any questions about this submission process, please contact Casey Trinkaus at the email address above. Please do not mail the selected application to the AICUP office. Notification: We will notify each recipient by email 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.

Friday, June 17, 2022

White Corners: Financial Aid: Scholarships
4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

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