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PPG Foundation awards scholarship to Bath High School senior

PPG Foundation awards scholarship to Bath High School senior

Paul Blasiman to receive $1,500 per year



LIMA, Ohio, July 26, 2017 – The PPG Foundation has awarded a PPG Foundation Scholarship to Paul Blasiman, a senior at Bath High School in Lima, Ohio, who will be attending The Ohio State University in the fall.

The scholarship recognizes an outstanding student who has been selected by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and who is the child of a PPG associate. Paul is the son of Mark Blasiman, business development manager for PPG coatings services, formerly MetoKote, in Lima, Ohio.

PPG Foundation Scholarship awards are for $1,500 per year for up to four years of college study or until undergraduate degree requirements are completed, whichever comes first. Since the foundation initiated its scholarship program in 1956, it has awarded 3,591 scholarships. In 2017, the foundation sponsored 49 new scholarships.

“PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where it operates,” said Jeff Oravitz, PPG vice president, coatings services. “Because we recognize the role education plays in contributing to the betterment of these communities, we are proud to honor the achievements of students like Paul with a PPG Foundation Scholarship.”

The PPG Foundation aims to bring color and brightness to PPG communities in the United States. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at and follow @PPG_Communities on Twitter.

About National Merit Scholarship Corporation

Established in 1955 to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program, the largest independently financed competition for college undergraduate scholarships in the United States, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is a nonprofit organization that operates without government assistance. The majority of National Merit Scholarships offered each year are underwritten by independent corporate and college sponsors that support NMSC’s efforts to honor the nation’s scholastic talent and encourage academic excellence at all levels of education. For more information, visit


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