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Louis Ernst Family Scholarship
Application status: Closed

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.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Louis Ernst Family Scholarship must be:

  • Graduating seniors from Madison Consolidated High School or Shawe Memorial High School
    in Madison, Indiana.
  • Complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) at and submit the Student Aid Report (SAR) with the application.
  • 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:

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

Selection of finalists is made by Scholarship America. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


Louis Ernst Family Scholarship committee will select recipients and determine award amounts. Preference will be given to applicants planning to attend schools in Indiana; however, the committee may approve others.

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.
  • Student Aid Report (SAR) found from your FAFSA filing.
  • Two letters of recommendation. One from a teacher or counselor and one from a member of the community such as a coach, pastor, employer or community leader.

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

PNC Institutional Investments, Trustee has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!