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William H. & Henrietta Y. Clough Memorial Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

PNC Bank, N.A., as Trustee of the William H. & Henrietta Y. Clough Memorial Scholarship Program, has established a scholarship program to assist top-ranked students from Meadville Area Senior High School who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

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 William H. & Henrietta Y. Clough Memorial Scholarship Program must:

  • Be identified as the top high school seniors at Meadville Area Senior High School.
  • Be planning to enroll for the first time in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.
  • Have applied for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and accepted all offered grants and work study.

The Clough scholarship is intended as a “last dollar” award; each applicant must provide all financial aid awards he/she receives (except loans).

Children/grandchildren of PNC Bank, N.A. employees are ineligible to apply for the scholarship. Children/grandchildren of Clough Committee members are also ineligible.


Financial need will be considered in determining the amount of each award. Award will be determined by subtracting other awards and aid from the student’s cost of attendance.

Awards are for tuition, room, board, books/academic supplies and school fees. Transportation, private tutoring/lessons and personal supplies are not covered. Awards are for undergraduate study only.


All applicants will be notified in July.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of PNC Bank, N.A. Payments are made in late August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

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

Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.

Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

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.
  • Pages one and two of the most recently filed IRS 1040 tax form that was used to complete the financial information section.
  • Financial Aid Award Letter for the upcoming academic year, 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 May 21, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

PNC Bank, N.A., as Trustee of the William H. & Henrietta Y. Clough Memorial Scholarship Program, has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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