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Siebenthal and Block Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

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:

  • Be high school seniors or graduates, or current college undergraduates, who attended Peoria Manual High School in Peoria, IL.
  • Plan to enroll in fulltime undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year

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.

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 career and educational goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation.

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.

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.
  • Your most recent 1040 tax form. Please black out any Social Security Numbers..

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.

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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