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. The program, through the National Merit Scholarship Corp., will include 54 new four-year scholarships, according to a recent company release.
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,” says 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.”