The scholarships include 18 Plant Community scholarships (for students living in communities near PPG facilities), two National Achievement scholarships (for African-American students), 33 Special Scholarships for PPG employees’ children, and two Merit Scholarships for PPG employees’ children. 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 four years of undergraduate study.
“Through the National Merit Scholarship Programs, the PPG Industries Foundation has been helping academic dreams come true for five decades," said Sue Sloan, executive director of the foundation. "It's quite an honor to know we're making a difference to 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 www.ppg.com/en/ppgfoundation/Pages/PPGEmployeePrograms.aspx.
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.