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Lalitta Nash McKaig Scholarship
Application status: Closed

PNC Bank, N.A. has established a scholarship program to assist children who plan to continue their education in college.

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 Lalitta Nash McKaig Scholarship must:

  • Be a student who is graduating from or who has graduated from a high school in one of the following counties:
    • Bedford County, PA
    • Somerset County, PA
    • Mineral County, WV
    • Hampshire County, WV
    • Allegany County, MD
    • Garrett County, MD
  • Plan to enroll in fulltime undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year

Applicants or his/her immediate family members cannot be an Officer or Director of PNC Bank Corporation, or any of its affiliates; or be in any way involved in the recipient selection process for the Lalitta Nash McKaig Foundation.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $1,000 to $6,000. Awards are renewable up to five years total per degree type (undergraduate, graduate, professional), on the basis of continued full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic performance, which is defined as maintaining a cumulative 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Renewal award amounts may vary annually and are determined by the sponsor. Recipients may only receive an award toward one of each degree type. For example, if a student has received a scholarship award toward a bachelor’s degree, they may not reapply for an award to gain a second bachelor’s degree, but may reapply for an award toward a graduate or professional degree.

Applicants must reapply to the Program after completing their bachelor degree to be considered to receive an award for graduate study.

Awards may be for undergraduate, graduate or professional degrees.

Selection Criteria

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. Recipients must demonstrate need and award amounts will vary based on financial need.

Scholarship America will evaluate all eligible applicants and provide results to PNC Bank, Trustee with recommended recipients and award amounts. The Trust committee, or an outside committee will select recipients and determine award amounts. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


All applicants will be notified in June.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of PNC Bank, N.A. Payment is made in August.

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.
  • 1040 form (to verify financial information). Please black out SSN.

NOTE: If you are uploading a high school transcript, you must also upload a copy of your official SAT or ACT test scores if the test scores are not available on your high school transcript.

One online recommendation form 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.

PNC Bank, N.A. has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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