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William J. McMannis and A. Haskell McMannis Educational Trust
Application status: Closed

The William J. McMannis and A. Haskell McMannis Educational Trust Fund is being offered to assist students from Pennsylvania attending designated colleges in Pennsylvania with their education. Up to 30 renewable scholarships ranging from an estimated $2,000 to $5,000 will be granted based on financial need.

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. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants must:

    • Be a Pennsylvania high school senior or graduate or current post-secondary undergraduate.
    • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at one of the following 4-year accredited Pennsylvania institutions:

Erie County:

  • Mercyhurst University
  • Gannon University
  • Edinboro University
  • Penn State Behrend

Crawford County:

  • Allegheny College

Clarion County:

  • Clarion University

Butler County:

  • Slippery Rock University

Mercer County:

  • Grove City College
  • Thiel College

Lawrence County:

  • Westminster College
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Be a United States citizen.

Children of PNC Bank, N.A. employees are ineligible.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from an estimated $2,000 to $5,000. Awards are renewable for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by the William J. McMannis and A. Haskell McMannis Eductaional Trust Fund. Awards may not exceed total cost of tuition, fees, books and supplies.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


Applicants will be notified in July. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of The William J. McMannis and A. Haskell McMannis Educational Trust Fund. Payment is made in August.

Selection of Recipients

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, and an online recommendation.

Awards will be granted based on financial need.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of The William J. McMannis and A. Haskell McMannis Educational Trust Fund play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

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

  • 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.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than June 22, 2022 3:00 pm CT.

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

The William J. McMannis and A. Haskell McMannis Educational Trust Fund has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!