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PPG Foundation Scholarship Program

In 2018, the PPG Foundation sponsored 37 new scholarships through its Foundation Scholarship Program: 
  • 3 PPG Employee-Child Merit scholarships;
  • 20 PPG Employee-Child Special scholarships; and
  • 14 Community scholarships.
This annual competition is administered through the National Merit Scholarship Program – the largest, independently financed competition for college undergraduate scholarships in the United States. The Merit Scholarship Competition is conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), an independent, non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to scholarship activities. NMSC’s purpose is to identify and honor exceptionally able high school students, as well as to provide a system of services for corporations, foundations and other organizations that wish to sponsor college undergraduate scholarships for outstanding students who interest them.

All aspects of the selection of winners of the PPG Foundation Scholarship Program and the administration of their awards are handled by NMSC. Winners are identified based on the results of their PSAT scores during their junior year of high school.

Scholarships are valid for up to four years of college study, or until undergraduate degree requirements are completed (whichever occurs first).

PPG employee-children who receive the distinction of National Merit Finalist automatically receive a four-year scholarship valued at $1,500 annually. PPG Special Scholarship winners are employee-children whose results immediately follow those of National Merit Finalists; they also receive four-year scholarships valued at $1,500 annually.

The Community scholarships are awarded to at least one exceptional student who attends school in a PPG-designated community; they are also worth $1,500 annually for up to four years.

Winners have no obligation to the Foundation, although many students keep in touch with PPG throughout their undergraduate careers to provide updates about the progress of their education.

Since the PPG Foundation initiated the Foundation Scholarship Program in 1956, it has awarded a total of 3,640 scholarships.

2020 PPG Foundation Scholarship Program for Employee-Children
To enter your child in the 2020 PPG Foundation Scholarship Program,* refer to the procedure outlined below:
  • Read the scholarship program brochure in its entirety. Confirm you have read and understand the program procedures by marking the check box at the bottom of the page.
  • Confirm your child meets all participation requirements for the 2020 competition by marking the appropriate check boxes.
  • Complete the online “2020 PPG Foundation Scholarship Program Entry Form.”
  • Review the “Entry Form” for completeness and accuracy and read the “Submission Agreement.”
  • Submit your child's “Entry Form.”
  • Print and retain a copy of the "Submission Confirmation" for your records.
*NOTE: Only students completing high school and entering college in fall 2020
are currently eligible.

We wish your child the best as he/she participates in the 2020 PPG Foundation
The Merit Program is limited to children of PPG employees who have been named National Merit Finalists by NMSC.

The 2018, Merit Scholarship winners are:
Winner PPG Parent(s) Work Location
Steven Lu Jiping Shao Allison Park, PA
Will Robbins Steve Robbins Columbus, OH
Tony Qin Wenjing Xiao Monroeville, PA

The Special Program is also limited to children of PPG employees. Students at this level are considered high-performing candidates, but their scores are just under those at the Merit level.
The 2018, Special Scholarship recipients are:
Winner PPG Parent Work Location
Katelyn Bartos Karen Bartos Cleveland, OH
Taylor Bloch Evan Bloch Pittsburgh, PA
Emily Hahn Michael Hahn Barberton, OH
Abigail Homison Mark Homison Pittsburgh, PA
Jenny Huang Qiang Huang Maynard, MA
Margaret Hughes Scott Hughes Greer, SC
Elizabeth Jankowski John Jankowski Pittsburgh, PA
Jose Key Jose Key Cranberry Township, PA
Joana Kyle Jeffrey Kyle Barberton, OH
Nathan Love Jonathan Love Allison Park, PA
Angela Lu Songwei Lu Allison Park, PA
Paige Neher Sally Neher Mt. Laurel, NJ
Rachel Pawlik Michael Pawlik Allison Park, PA
Aaron Powell Arnold Powell East Point, GA
Allison Sabo Carl Sabo North Royalton, OH
Katerina Shalikashvili David Shalikashvili Clarkesville, GA
Shelby Ward Heidi Ward Circleville, OH
Sara Wheat Scott Wheat Batavia, IL
Bradley Wilcox Richard Wilcox Salt Lake City, UT
Kennedy Wirth J.J. (Jennifer Jo) Wirth Delaware, OH

Community Scholarship
At least one Community Scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding student who attends school in a community with a PPG facility.

More information

Please address requests for further information about the NMSC Employee-Child Scholarship Program to:

PPG Foundation
NMSC Employee-Child Scholarship Program
One PPG Place
Pittsburgh, PA  15272

E-Mail:  foundation@ppg.com