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Vernon Lehr Memorial Scholarship Fund
Application status: Closed

PNC Bank, N.A. Vernon Lehr Memorial Scholarship Fund has established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors from qualified high schools in Pennsylvania who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

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. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Vernon Lehr Memorial Scholarship Fund must:

  • Be a current high school senior from one of the following high schools in Pennsylvania:
    • Bermudian Springs High School
    • Delone Catholic High School
    • Hanover High School
    • New Oxford High School
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • 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 a $5,000 award.
  • Up to four (4) awards will be granted.
  • 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 cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 or the equivalent in a full-time course of study.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the PNC Bank, N.A. Vernon Lehr Memorial Scholarship Fund. Payments are made in one installment in early August.

Scholarship finalists are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • 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.

Selection of finalists is made by Scholarship America, and each high school will select one recipient. 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. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • First two pages of the most recently filed 1040 IRS Form.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf by 3:00 p.m. Central Time on March 19, 2020.

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

PNC Bank, N.A. Vernon Lehr Memorial Scholarship Fund has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!