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PPG Awards More Than $340,000 Through National Merit Scholarship Program

July 31, 2014

The PPG Industries Foundation is sponsoring more than $340,000 worth of undergraduate college scholarships for U.S. students in communities where PPG Industries  operates through National Merit Scholarship Corp. in 2014, including 54 new four-year scholarships.

The new scholarships include 35 awards for PPG employees’ children, 17 awards for other students who live in communities near PPG facilities and two National Achievement scholarships recognizing outstanding Black American high school students. Scholarship winners are selected by National Merit Scholarship Corp. based on test scores and additional criteria, and they receive awards of $1,500 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study.

“Through the National Merit Scholarship Programs, the PPG Industries Foundation has been helping academic dreams come true for students in our communities for five decades," said Sue Sloan, executive director of the foundation. "It's quite an honor to know we're making a difference for so many young minds and future leaders.”

For consideration for the program, students must take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) in their junior year of high school. More information about PPG Industries Foundation’s scholarship programs is available at

Established in 1951, the PPG Industries Foundation demonstrates the values of PPG Industries by enhancing the quality of life in communities where the company has a presence. Interests of the foundation, in order of priority, are education, human services, culture and arts, and civic and community affairs. PPG also supports charitable causes by encouraging employees' volunteerism and board service with nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit

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