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Miriam Bechtel Scholarship Foundation Fund
Application status: Closed

PNC Bank, N.A. Miriam Bechtel Scholarship Foundation Fund has established a scholarship program to assist students from designated Pennsylvania school districts who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs leading to a profession in nursing, medical, dental or osteopathy.

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 Miriam Bechtel Scholarship Foundation Fund must:

  • Be current postsecondary undergraduates, high school seniors or graduates from the following school districts in Pennsylvania:
    • Conewago Valley Area School District
    • Gettysburg Area School District
    • Hanover Public School District
    • Littlestown Area School District
    • Manchester Valley High School, Maryland
    • South Western Public School District
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Plan to major in a field of study leading to a profession in one of the following:
    • Dental
    • Medical
    • Nursing
    • Osteopathy
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Award Information:

  • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award based on financial need and amount of other scholarships and grants.
  • Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
  • Preference will be given to previous recipients as long as they continue to meet eligibility requirements.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.


Applicants will be notified in June. 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 PNC Bank, N.A. Miriam Bechtel Scholarship Foundation Fund. Payments are made in one installment in early August.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances

Recipients will be selected from a pool of qualified applicants with consideration given to those who demonstrate the greatest financial need.

Selection of finalists is made by Scholarship America. PNC Bank, N.A. Miriam Bechtel Scholarship Foundation Fund will select recipients and determine award amounts. 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.

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

PNC Bank, N.A. Miriam Bechtel Scholarship Foundation Fund has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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