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First Commonwealth Bank College Scholarship Application

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Rules: A pool of $35,000 will be made available in a one-time gift of $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors attending a college or university.

The students must have a 3.0 GPA (or 85% average) and reside in one of the following counties in Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Somerset, Union, Washington and Westmoreland.

Or one of the following counties in Ohio: Ashtabula, Clermont, Delaware, Franklin, Hamilton, Madison and Stark.

Applicants must complete an application and an essay (500 words or less) detailing how they put their community first by their community involvement and how they put their academics first by excelling in the classroom.

Entries are due at the close of business on March 2, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. One entry per student.

Entries can be submitted online at or by postal mail: First Commonwealth Bank, Attn: Marketing and Communications Department, P.O. Box 1001, Lewis Center, OH 43035-1001.

Winners will be chosen by a committee of First Commonwealth executives and will be judged based on their academic achievements, community involvement and the creativity and originality of their essay. All decisions will be final.

By submitting an application, students (and/or their parent or legal guardian): (1) agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges which are final and binding in all matters; and (2) grant First Commonwealth Bank and their designees the right, unless prohibited by law, to use their names, school name, cities and states of residence, pictures and likenesses, without compensation, notification or permission, for the purpose of advertising and publicity in any and all media, now or after known, throughout the world in perpetuity.

Winners will be contacted via e-mail and postal mail by April 20, 2020.

Children of First Commonwealth Bank employees, directors and immediate families are not eligible to participate.

No purchase or transaction necessary to apply.