Carol Christopher (SHU ’55) Devoted Her Life to Teaching Music and Providing a Safe Haven for Homeless Youth

In 2013, she established the Carol Christopher Music Scholarship at Seton Hill.

“I know how important a good music teacher is in the schools,” Carol said. “I touched a lot of people’s lives if I am to believe what kids have told me.”

Read more about Carol’s career in music education, and her founding of Our House, Inc., in Go Forward Magazine.

Seton Hill Offers Both Need-Based & Merit-Based Aid

Traditional undergraduate students at Seton Hill University are considered for both financial need-based aid and merit-based aid. 

Financial need-based aid is awarded based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and includes grants, some scholarships, loans and work-study employment. 

Merit-based aid, including a wide variety of scholarships, is awarded to incoming students on the basis of academic excellence, demonstrated achievement in extracurricular activities or special talents. Music majors must successfully complete an audition for the music faculty to be admitted into the Music Program and to be considered for music scholarships.

The majority of our competitive financial aid packages combine need and merit-based aid. 

Seton Hill Scholarships For Music Majors Include:

  • Division of Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships - renewable awards that vary from $1000 to full-tuition annually. Students must first be accepted to the University before scheduling a portfolio review or given consideration for a division scholarship.
  • Anne Sloan Borland Scholarship
  • The Nancy Gregory Hazlett Music Scholarship Fund (Sacred Music, piano, organ)
  • Dorcas Johnson Singley (piano)
  • Margaret Collier Music Scholarship
  • Jean L. Farmer Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Mildred A. and Carl G. Gardner Scholarship Fund (Westmoreland County)
  • Edgar and JoAnne Highberger Endowed Music Scholarship
  • Alice Edwards Riley Scholarship for Music (Music Therapy, Sacred Music)
  • Gabriel Burda Memorial Music Scholarship
  • Griffin Band Scholarship
  • Theodore Presser Scholarship
  • Carol Christopher Music Scholarship
  • Sacred Music Scholarship

You Don’t Have to Apply for Seton Hill Scholarships

All incoming music students who complete their audition prior to February 25, 2015 are automatically considered for all available Seton Hill scholarships! Scholarship awards will be announced on or near March 15, 2015.

Other Scholarships & Aid Opportunities

The financial aid for undergraduate programs section of our site contains even more information about: