DeSales Student Rachel Eckert Earns Good Citizen Scholarship

by Tom McNamara | Jul 23, 2014

Rachel Eckert '17, a sport and exercise science major, was recently awarded a Good Citizen Scholarship from The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) for her commitment to education and community service. 

Eckert is one of nine students from AICUP member colleges and universities to receive the award for 
2014-2015 academic year.

“The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania congratulates the nine winners of the Good Citizen Scholarship and commends them for their achievements,” said AICUP President Don Francis. “This scholarship acknowledges the countless hours these students dedicate to improving not just themselves but also the lives of those around them. It is with those efforts in mind that we recognize their inspiring commitment to service and academia. I would also like to thank the businesses and individuals who help the AICUP Foundation raise the money to make this scholarship possible year after year.”

The Commonwealth Good Citizen Scholarship from the AICUP Foundation is awarded
to students who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to community service and is made possible by a combination of endowment earnings and funds raised from AICUP’s annual Good Citizen Golf Outing. The scholarship is awarded to full-time students enrolled in an undergraduate program at one of AICUP’s 88 member institutions with a GPA of at least 3.0. 

The Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP), the only statewide organization that serves exclusively the interests of private higher education within the Commonwealth, exists to complement and support the work of campus leaders.  With a membership of 88 private colleges and universities within Pennsylvania, the Association provides a variety of services and programs tailored specifically to the needs and situation of independent higher education.  A list of AICUP’s member colleges and universities is included on its website at

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