The new scholarships include 27 awards for PPG employees’ children and 16 awards for students who live in communities near PPG facilities. Scholarship winners are selected by National Merit Scholarship Corp. based on Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) 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 Foundation has helped students realize their academic goals for more than 50 years," said Sue Sloan, executive director of the PPG Foundation. "We are excited to help young people pursue studies in fields that will support advanced manufacturing and many other industries in the future."
For consideration for the program, students must take the PSAT/NMSQT in their junior year of high school.