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Louis Ernst Family Scholarship
Deadline to apply: March 4, 2024 3:00 pm CT

PNC Institutional Investments, Trustee has established the Louis Ernst Family Scholarship to assist high school seniors from Madison Consolidated High School and Shawe Memorial High School in Madison, Indiana who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for study at an accredited institution, with preference given to applicants planning to attend schools in Indiana. However, the Louis Ernst Family Scholarship Committee may approve others.

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 Louis Ernst Family Scholarship must be:

  • Graduating seniors from Madison Consolidated High School or Shawe Memorial High School
    in Madison, Indiana.
  • Plan to enroll at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or vocational-technical school.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Financial Need
  • Consideration of the character of individual
  • Intelligence
  • Desire to pursue high education
  • Aptitude
  • Scholastic record
  • Statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • Two letters of recommendation and prospect of success in college

Recommendation of recipients is made by Scholarship America with final confirmation by the Louis Ernst Family Scholarship committee.


Louis Ernst Family Scholarship committee will recommend the recipients and award amounts. Preference will be given to applicants planning to attend schools in Indiana; however, the committee may approve others. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Awards are not renewable.

The award can be used for tuition, fees, room, and board.


All applicants will be notified in May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of PNC Institutional Investments, Trustee. Payment is made in August. Award checks will be processed in one installment sent directly to the college bursar’s office.

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.

    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 an official copy of those test scores separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

Two online recommendation forms must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 6, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically through the Scholarship America Hub.

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