PITTSBURGH – The PPG Industries Foundation is sponsoring more than $340,000 worth of undergraduate college scholarships in 2014 for U.S. students in communities where PPG Industries operates. The scholarships, which include 54 new four-year scholarships, are administered through National Merit Scholarship Corp.  

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.

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.ppgfoundation.com/Employees-Retirees.aspx.