Today PPG Industries announced that it will be sponsoring more than $340,000 scholarships through National Merit Scholarships for U.S. students where PPG operates. They are adding 54 new full four year undergraduate scholarships including 35 awards for PPG employees' children, 17 awards for community children and 2 National Achievement Scholarships for outstanding Black American High School students.
"Through the National Merit Scholarship Programs, the PPG Industries Foundation has been helping academic dreams come true for five decades," said Sue Sloan, executive director of the foundation. "It's quite an honor to know we're making a difference for so many young minds and future leaders."
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 http://www.ppgfoundation.com/Employees-Retirees.aspx
The Pittsburgh Plate Glass (NYSE:PPG) company was founded in Pittsburgh in 1883 which still remains the company’s corporate headquarters. The departments in the business segments are located throughout the United States such as the PPG Aerospace division is located in Sylmar, California. In 2008, the company acquired SigmaKalon Group, coatings manufacturer, which was the largest acquisition in the company’s history.
PPG operates in over 70 countries and in four business segments: performance coatings, industrial coatings, architectural coatings EMEA, glass, optical and specialty materials. Performance coatings include aerospace, architectural coatings Americas and Asia/Pacific, automotive refinish, and protective and marine coatings. Industrial Coatings include automotive OEM coatings, industrial coatings, and packaging coatings. Architectural coatings EMEA include the architectural coatings of EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Optical and specialty materials include optical products, and silicas. Glass includes fiber glass and flat glass