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PPG Foundation Scholarship Program

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PPG Foundation Scholarship Program

2019 winners of the PPG Foundation Scholarship Program

PPG launched its scholarship program in partnership with the National Merit® Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in 1956 as a way to recognize high school students for their hard work and achievements, as well as to support their pursuit of higher education.

Since then, the PPG Foundation has awarded more than 3,000 scholarships to students across the U.S. who are either children of PPG employees or who attend school in communities where PPG has a presence. All PPG Foundation scholarships span up to four years of undergraduate college study, or until undergraduate degree requirements are complete, whichever comes first.

Megan Rinehart

Daughter of PPG automotive OEM coatings employee, Scott Rinehart

Megan Rinehart

Circleville, OH


Receiving this scholarship is meaningful to me because it shows that PPG recognizes my potential for success – the same success that has been demonstrated by all of the hard-working and intelligent innovators, scientists and engineers at PPG.


The PPG Foundation Scholarship Program is administered through the National Merit Scholarship Program - the largest, independently financed competition for college undergraduate scholarships in the U.S. All aspects of the selection of winners of the PPG Foundation Scholarship Program and the administration of their awards are handled by NMSC. Scholarship winners are selected by NMSC based on the results of students’ Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) during their junior year of high school.

See below for highlights of the 2019 employee-child scholarship recipients.

Additional 2019 winners not pictured above include Riley Deringor, Laiken Griffith, and Brigitta Tifft. Congratulations to all of these outstanding scholars! We look forward to seeing the difference you will make in the world.

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