PPG awards scholarship to Dover High School senior

Angela Hui receives four-year scholarship from PPG Industries Foundation

 
Plant Manager Mitch Magee, far left, and Human Resources Administrator Lynn Glanden, center, congratulate PPG Industries Foundation scholarship winner Angela Hui, second from left, and her parents, Christina and Peter Hui, at the PPG Industries architectural coatings manufacturing facility in Cheswold.
DOVER, Del., May 18, 2010 – The PPG Industries Foundation has awarded a PPG Plant Community Scholarship to Angela Hui, a senior at Dover High School who will be attending Yale University in the fall. The scholarship recognizes an outstanding student, selected by National Merit Scholarship Corp., who resides near a PPG Industries facility, such as the architectural coatings manufacturing plant in Cheswold.

PPG Plant Community Scholarship awards are for $1,500 per year for up to four years of college study or until undergraduate degree requirements are completed, whichever occurs first. Since the foundation initiated the PPG Industries Aid-to-Education Scholarship Program in 1956, it has awarded more than 1,200 PPG Plant Community Scholarships. In 2009, the foundation sponsored 28 Plant Community Scholarships in PPG facility communities.

“PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where it operates,” said Mitch Magee, plant manager at PPG’s Dover facility. “Because we recognize the role education plays in contributing to the betterment of these communities, we are proud to recognize students like Angela for their achievements through the PPG Plant Community Scholarship Program.”

Established in 1951, the PPG Industries Foundation demonstrates the values of PPG Industries by enhancing the quality of life in communities where the company has a presence. Interests of the foundation, in order of priority, are education, human services, culture and arts, and civic and community affairs. PPG also supports charitable causes by encouraging employee volunteerism and executives’ involvement with nonprofit organizations.

About National Merit Scholarship Corp.
The National Merit Scholarship Program is the largest independently financed competition for college undergraduate scholarships in the United States. National Merit Scholarship Corp., a nonprofit organization that conducts the program, is devoted exclusively to scholarship activities. NMSC awarded $52.1 million for 10,800 merit scholarship, special scholarship and achievement scholarship awards to outstanding high school seniors in 2009.

About PPG
PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Founded in 1883, the company serves customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Sales in 2009 were US$12.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

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Contact:
K.C. McCrory
PPG Corporate Communications
412-434-2445
kmccrory@ppg.com
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