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Frank D. and Clara R. Williams Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

PNC Bank, N.A. offers the Frank D. and Clara R. Williams Scholarship Program to recognize students that are or were residents of Venango County, PA during their senior year of high school who 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 Frank D. and Clara R. Williams Scholarship Program must:

  • Be or were residents of Venango County, PA during their senior year of high school.
  • Be current high school and preparatory seniors or current undergraduates planning to enroll full-time or already enrolled full-time for the entire upcoming academic year at, in order of preference, (i) Allegheny College or (ii) an accredited co-educational four-year college or university for student’s freshman or sophomore year. Priority goes to those students matriculating to Allegheny College.

PNC employees, children of PNC employees or Trust committee members are ineligible


Award amounts are determined by the selection committee. Awards shall be made upon the basis of scholastic aptitude and, primarily, financial need.

For students attending Allegheny, awards are renewable for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever comes first.

For students not attending Allegheny, awards are renewable for up to one year after the initial award; students are only eligible to receive this award as a freshman or sophomore.

Awards are to be used for education-related expenses

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship Fund Committee will select recipients and determine award amounts.

Financial need will be considered in the selection process. Recipients must demonstrate financial need.


All applicants will be notified in July.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of PNC Bank, N.A. Payment is made in mid-September.

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.

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 materials are submitted electronically.

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