The PPG Industries Foundation is sponsoring 55 new four-year undergraduate college scholarships in the United States this year.

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.