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"Time to be First" Athletic Scholarship Application Form

The "Time to be First" Athletic Scholarship is for any high school senior graduating in 2017 that has participated on an athletic team or club. Applicants are asked to write a brief (500 words or less) essay detailing how they put their community first by being engaged in community support activities, how they strive to put their athletics first and how they put their academics first by excelling in the classroom. Applicants will be entered to win one of twenty $1,000 scholarships.

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Rules: Entries are due by close of business on March 10, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Winners will be contacted via e-mail and mail by May 4, 2017. One entry per person. Entries will only be accepted by high school seniors participating in an athletic extracurricular activity. The high school must be located within the following PA counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clearfield, Elk, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland and the following OH counties: Franklin, Madison, Stark and Ashtabula. Eligible counties based on office locations. Entries can be submitted online, or to any First Commonwealth Bank location, or fax 724-463-5702, or via postal mail: Attn: First Commonwealth Marketing Department, 601 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA 15701. Winners will be chosen by a committee of First Commonwealth employees and will be judged based on creativity, originality and overall story. All decisions will be final. First Commonwealth will have the rights to all stories submitted for promotional purposes. A total of $20,000 will be awarded in scholarship prizes: 20 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to individual winners. The scholarship winnings will be payable to the educational establishment the student is attending in their name, unless student, parent or guardian request a different payment method. Certain IRS rules and restrictions apply. May be tax reportable. Children of First Commonwealth and Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) office employees, directors and immediate families are not eligible to participate. No purchase or transaction necessary.

Winners will be notified by May 4, 2017

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