The Richard and Vivian Mershon Scholarships for Academic Excellence assists high school seniors graduating from an accredited public or parochial school located within the boundaries of the Fort Madison, Iowa community school district who plan to continue their education in college.
The 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 for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the Richard and Vivian Mershon Scholarships for Academic Excellence must be:
Students receiving a scholarship or other assistance based on actual or expected participation in any collegiate athletic activity are ineligible.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award.
Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a full course academic load and maintaining a 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
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 and any unusual personal or family circumstances.
Financial need is not considered.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of PNC Bank, Trustee play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
All applicants will be notified in July.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of PNC Bank, Trustee. Payment is made in August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.