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Blanche and Thomas Hope Scholarship
Application status: Closed

PNC Institutional Investments, Trustee, has established the Blanche and Thomas Hope Scholarship to assist high school seniors residing in designated areas in Kentucky and Ohio who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

This 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 Blanche and Thomas Hope Scholarship must be:

    • High school seniors residing in Kentucky or Ohio and attending one of the following high schools:
Boyd County High School, Ashland, KY Chesapeake High School, Chesapeake, OH
Fairview High School, Ashland, KY Collins Career Center, Chesapeake, OH
Greenup County High School, Greenup, KY Dawson-Bryant High School, Coal Grove, OH
Lawrence County High School, Louisa, KY Fairland High School, Proctorville, OH
Paul G. Blazer High School, Ashland, KY Ironton High School, Ironton, OH
Raceland-Worthington High School, Raceland, KY Oak Hill High School, Oak Hill, OH
Rose Hill Christian School, Ashland, KY Rock Hill High School, Ironton, OH
Russell High School, Russell, KY St. Joseph High School, Ironton, OH
South Point High School, South Point, OH
Symmes Valley High School, Willow Wood, OH
  • Planning to enroll in the full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

PNC employees, children of PNC employees or Trust committee members are ineligible.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award in the amount determined by the Blanche and Thomas Hope Scholarship Committee.

Awards may be renewed for up to five years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon the recipient maintaining a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by PNC Institutional Investments, Trustee.

Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • 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

Financial need will be considered.

Selection of recipients is made by the Blanche and Thomas Hope Scholarship Committee. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


All applicants will be notified by December.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of PNC Institutional Investments, Trustee. Payment is made by December.

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

  • 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 a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
  • Most recent filed tax return (Form 1040)

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 15, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

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