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. All incoming theatre majors must successfully complete an interview, and audition or portfolio review, with members of the theatre faculty to be admitted into the Theatre Program and to be considered for Seton Hill theatre scholarships.

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

Scholarships For Theatre Majors Include:

  • Division of Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships - renewable awards that vary from $1000 to full-tuition annually. 
  • The William Granger Ryan Memorial Scholarship for Actors, which provides a one-year award of up to $1000 to a first year student majoring in theatre performance or music theatre.
  • The Ruth and Leo Beitler Scholarship, which provides a one-year award of a variable sum and is offered to incoming or returning students who are majoring in theatre and demonstrate significant talent and potential.

You Don’t Have to Apply for Seton Hill Scholarships

All prospective theatre students who complete their audition or portfolio review and interview 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: