The Siebenthal and Block Scholarship Program has been established to assist students who attended Peoria Manual High School in Peoria, Illinois and plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.
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 Siebenthal and Block Scholarship Program must:
PNC Employees, children of PNC employees or Trust committee members are ineligible.
The following awards will be granted. Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Agnes Cecelia J. Siebenthal Award
If selected as a recipient, the student pursuing an education degree will receive an award that varies based upon funds available for distribution.
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 satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale) and full-time enrollment. Renewal award amounts will be adjusted annually based on the recipient’s annual financial need and funds available for distribution.
The Harry Block Award
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $500 to $1,000 but may be adjusted based upon funds available for distribution.
Awards are one-time only and not renewable.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.
Scholarship America will evaluate all eligible applicants and provide results to PNC Bank, Trustee with recommended recipients and award amounts. The Trust committee, (Siebenthal Award) or an outside committee (Block Award) will select recipients and determine award amounts. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
All applicants will be notified in March.
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:
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 January 10, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.