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Dorothy M. Bitters Memorial Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

PNC Bank, N.A., Trustee of the Dorothy M. Bitters Memorial Scholarship has established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors or graduates of Titusville Area High School who plan to continue their education in college or graduate school.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to the Dorothy M. Bitters Memorial Scholarship Program must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be high school seniors or graduates of Titusville Area High School in Titusville, PA.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.

Children of the Dorothy M. Bitters family and PNC Bank N.A. employees are ineligible.


The amount of awards will be determined by the Sponsor selection committee and it will be based on the required minimum distribution to the trust.

Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards may be used for tuition, related educational fees, and required books only. Room and board is not an eligible expense for this award.

Awards are for undergraduate or graduate study.

Financial need will be considered. Recipients must demonstrate financial need.

The Sponsor committee will select recipients and determine award amounts.

All applicants agree to accept the decisions as final.


All applicants will be notified in late April.

Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of PNC. Payment is made in August.

Selection of Finalists and Recipients

Scholarship America will evaluate and rank applications based on:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • First two pages of your parents’ most recently filed federal tax return (form 1040). Please black out SSN.
  • Financial Aid Award Letter, if available.

    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 5, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

PNC Bank, N.A., Trustee of the Dorothy M. Bitters Memorial Scholarship has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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