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PPG Foundation Invests $160,000 in Next-Generation Workforce

Undergraduate scholarships in 2019 include 27 for first-year college students

Thursday, August 22, 2019 10:05 am EDT


"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"

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that the PPG Foundation is providing more than $160,000 in undergraduate college scholarships for U.S. students through the NATIONAL MERIT® Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

New scholarships announced for 2019 include 27 awards for children of PPG employees and students who live in communities near PPG facilities. NMSC selects recipients based on their scores on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which students take during their junior year of high school. The students will receive awards annually for up to four years of undergraduate study.

"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,” said Megan Rinehart, daughter of PPG automotive OEM coatings employee, Scott Rinehart.

Since the inception of its Foundation Scholarship Program in 1956, the PPG Foundation has awarded more than 3,000 scholarships.

“The PPG Foundation has been a proud partner of the National Merit Scholarship Program for more than 60 years, supporting young people across the U.S. who are pursuing higher education,” said Malesia Dunn, executive director, PPG Foundation and corporate global social responsibility. “Investing in the next generation of industry leaders is critically important for advancements in science and technology fields.”

A full list of the 2019 PPG Foundation Scholarship Program recipients can be found here .

PPG’s global community engagement efforts and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested more than $9 million in 2018, supporting hundreds of organizations across 28 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com .

About National Merit Scholarship Corporation

Established in 1955 to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program, the largest independently financed competition for college undergraduate scholarships in the United States, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is a nonprofit organization that operates without government assistance. The majority of National Merit Scholarships offered each year are underwritten by independent corporate and college sponsors that support NMSC’s efforts to honor the nation’s scholastic talent and encourage academic excellence at all levels of education. For more information, visit www.nationalmerit.org .


At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and specialty materials that our customers have trusted for more than 135 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.4 billion in 2018. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com .

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PSAT/NMSQT is a registered trademark of National Merit Scholarship Corporation and the College Board.

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