Endowed Seton Hill Scholarships
Endowed Seton Hill Scholarships
Thanks to the generosity of Seton Hill University's Alumni and Friends, the Financial Aid Office is pleased to include the following endowed scholarships as sources of financial aid as part of our generous financial aid packages. Eligibility will be determined by the Financial Aid Office with the assistance of Academic Departments. The application process for endowed scholarships is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Financial Aid Office will notify students of their eligibility via their Financial Aid Award Letter and will be included with all other sources of financial aid eligibility. There is no separate application process for these scholarships.
Unrestricted Endowed Scholarships
The University has at its disposal the following funded and supported scholarships, which are in general not competitive:
Allegheny Foundation Scholarships
Founded in 1974.
The Behane Student Aid Fund
Established in October, 1996 through the generosity of the estates of Mary Jo, 1922, Julia H., and Katherine A., 1925, Behane to assist student(s) with commitment to academic endeavor, moral character, motivation, and interest in service to others. Preference will be given to student(s) with widowed mother or without living parents.
Cynthia Wills Black Scholarship Fund
Established in 2000 by Cynthia Wills Black, 1976, to assist students with academic merit and financial need. Sister Rose Irene Boggs Scholarship Founded in 1995 to honor Sister Rose Irene Boggs, S.C., 1929, long time Professor and Registrar of Seton Hill. Awards will be made to students who exhibit academic promise and financial need.
Mary DePaul Brennen Scholarship
Established in 1924 to assist students in need. Reactivated by a bequest from William J. Brennen in 1973.
Mother Victoria Brown Scholarship
Founded in 1974 by a Seton Hill alumna. Catherine Kennedy Brunot Scholarship Established in memory of Catherine Kennedy Brunot to assist students with financial need.
Sister Margaret Burns Scholarship
Established in 2001 to assist students with academic merit and financial need.
Dr. Fred T. and Lenora Campana Scholarship
Established in 2001 to assist students who have financial need.
Founded in 1934 by Sister Mary Inez Clark, B. Mus., M.A., in memory of her parents, Daniel Henry and Mary McDonald Clark.
William T. and Margaret Brobst Harrington Scholarship
Established in 1999 to assist students who have academic merit and to recognize the generosity of Margaret Brobst Harrington.
Mary Ellen Lawrie Cooney-Higgins 1964 Scholarship Fund
Founded in 2000 to assist students of any major who demonstrate financial need and academic potential.
Ann Featherston Cudahy Scholarship Fund
Established in 1986 by the Patrick and Anna A. Cudahy Fund in memory of Ann Featherston Cudahy, 1952, to aid students who have high academic potential and outstanding qualities of leadership.
Michael and Meta Depta Scholarship
Founded in 1960 to assist non-Catholic women who, without this financial aid, could not attend college.
The Eberly Family Scholarship Fund
Established in 1987 with a grant by the Eberly Family Charitable Trust to provide financial aid to students primarily from Fayette County who have demonstrated exceptional academic promise.
Christine Delegram Farrell Scholarship
Founded in 1999 through the generosity of Michael and Christine Farrell to assist students who have financial need.
Monsignor Paul J. Glenn Scholarship
Established in 1966.
Established in 1990 through the generosity of William and Martha Goodman in memory of Elizabeth Cunningham Goodman and John Leo Cunningham and in honor of Sister Miriam Frances Cunningham and Sister Rose Angela Cunningham.
James and Margaret Griffey Scholarship
Established in 1983 by Frances Griffey Johnston, 1928, in memory of her parents.
The Joseph C. Hebrank and Ann T. Hebrank Scholarship Fund
Established in 1987 with a gift from Ann T. Hebrank in loving memory of her late husband, Joseph C. Hebrank.
The Beth Vogel Kaiser Scholarship
Established in 1988 with a gift by Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Kaiser in loving memory of Sister Maurice McManama.
H.E. and J.V. Vislay Klein Endowed Scholarship
Founded in 2005 to assist Seton Hill students with financial need who demonstrate the potential to succeed academically.
Founded in 1976 by Therese Molyneaux, 1924,in memory of Rev. Louis Albert Lambert, L.L.D. (St.Vincent Seminary) and his niece, Mary Ellen Lambert (Seton Hill class of 1899).
James W. Leis Scholarship
Established in 1990 by the estate of James W. Leis to assist students with financial need who demonstrate capacity for initiative and leadership, as well as sound attitudes toward good morals and worthy citizenship.
Charles P. Malumphy Scholarships
Established in 1971 by the bequest of Dr. Thomas L. Herbette Malumphy, A.B., M.S., Ph.D., professor of biology at Holy Cross College and at Seton Hill, in memory of his brother, Colonel Chaplain Charles P. Malumphy.
Rosemary Petrosky Mazero Scholarship
Founded in 1998 through the generosity of Dr. John R Mazero and Mrs. Rosemary Petrosky Mazero, 1951, to assist students who have financial need.
Founded in 1989 by Ruth Meighen, 1931, to honor the memory of her parents, John Clovis and Barbara Zewe Meighen.
Alice Michaels Scholarship
Founded in 1986 by Alice Michaels to assist students who have financial need.
Established by the Seton Hill Class of 2000 to provide financial assistance for junior or senior students who serve as class officers and/or SHGA officers and who demonstrate academic merit and financial need.
Myrtle Matthews Scholarship
An annual endowed award.
McFeely-Rogers Foundation Scholarship
Established in 1986 by the trustees of the McFeely-Rogers Foundation to assist students at Seton Hill University who demonstrate financial need.
Philip M. McKenna Foundation Scholarships
Founded in 1978 for students with financial need.
Bridget and Joseph McQuade Scholarship
Established in 1999 to assist students of academic merit and recognize the generosity of James McQuade and the McQuade family.
McQuade Moir Scholarship Fund
Established in 2000 by James McQuade in honor of Joe, Ann, and Chris . The Margaret M. Munley Scholarship The scholarship was established in December, 1996 through the generosity of Margaret M. Munley, 1971, to aid full time students in any program of the University.
Mary Hogan ONeil and James Michael ONeil Scholarship Fund
Founded in 2000 by Margaret ONeil Reese in honor of her parents for students with academic merit and financial need with preference to students from larger families.
The Wilma and Robert Patterson Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1989 with a gift from Wilma Klein Patterson to the Sisters of Charity to be used at the discretion of the Sisters to assist needy women with the expenses of an education at Seton Hill University. This gift is a memorial to Wilma and Robert Patterson.
Ruth E. Pivirotto Scholarship Fund
Founded in 1965 by Arthur M. Pivirotto in memory of his wife. The John D. Reese and Katherine Cole Reese Scholarship Established in 1985 by their many friends and friends of Seton Hill in memory of John D. Reese, Trustee and former Chairman of the Board (1979-1983) of Seton Hill University, and his granddaughter, Katherine Cole Reese, to provide scholarships primarily to freshman students who have need of assistance and are from Western Pennsylvania.
Helen Cronin Schmadel Scholarship
In memory of Miss Schmadel, an alumna and long-time faculty member.
Anna W. Schneider Scholarship
Established in 1986 with a bequest from Anna W. Schneider, 1925, to encourage students from any field of study to attend Seton Hill.
Elizabeth Seton Scholarship Fund
Founded in 1975 to provide scholarship assistance for women with financial need.
Seton Hill University Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship includes the DeDardano and Havey awards.
Walter and Dorothy McGurty Spellman Scholarship
Established in 1997 by Mr. and Mrs. John McGrath (Mary Anne Spellman, Class of 1959) to aid students in achieving a Seton Hill University degree.
Spellman McGrath Endowed Scholarship
Founded in 2005 to assist Seton Hill students with financial need who have demonstrated the potential to succeed academically.
Sally Favo Troll Scholarship Fund
Founded in 2000 by Frederick R. Favo to assist students at Seton Hill University who demonstrate financial need.
United States Steel Foundation Scholarships
Founded in 1978 for students with financial need.
Mary Hurtik Vernarec Scholarship
Founded in 1995 by Ms. Jan Vernarec in memory of Mary Hurtik Vernarec, 1933, for students who demonstrate financial need.
Vulcan, Inc. Scholarship
Founded in 1979 for students on the basis of both academic merit and financial need.
Ada Fiorelli Waddell Endowed Scholarship
Founded in 2005 to assist adult students with financial need to cover any educational expenses at Seton Hill University.
Restricted Endowed Scholarships
Sister de Chantal Leis Alumnae Scholarship
(The former Alumnae Scholarship fund has been renamed in honor of Sister de Chantal).
Joseph C. Cahill Scholarship
Founded in 1979 by Veronica Quinn Cahill, 1947, in memory of her husband, to encourage the daughters and granddaughters of Seton Hill alumnae to attend the University. Preference is given to students not receiving extensive aid from other sources.
Jacinta Mann Scholarship
Established in 2001 by Julian C. Stanley, Jr. in recognition of Jacinta Mann, a retired faculty member and administrator at Seton Hill. Awarded annually to the woman junior business major with the highest grade point average.
Fund for Excellence in Teaching
Established in 1986 with a gift from Alberta Nelson Palmer, 1934, to encourage excellence in teaching by aiding qualified students in the junior or senior class who plan to enter the teaching profession.
John A. Kasuba and Nancy Kasuba Smith
Founded in 1999 to recognize SHU students in the field of elementary education.
Sister Miriam Joseph Murphy Scholarship
Founded in 1983 by her friends, family, and students to honor Sister Miriam Joseph Murphy, the award is given at the end of the sophomore year to one or more students who demonstrate promise as English majors. Selected by the English faculty, where Sister Miriam Joseph taught from 1939 - 1982, the Murphy Scholars will use the scholarship during their junior year.
Visual and Performing Arts
Hensler-Irvin Scholarship in Art
Joseph Filkosky Art Scholarship
Founded in 1993 to honor an outstanding SHU art faculty member, Josefa Filkosky. Awarded to a junior or senior art major who has shown outstanding achievement in studio courses.
Gabriel Burda Memorial/Seton Hill University Music Scholarship
Founded in 1979 with a gift from the estate of Mr. Burda for students who major in music. Recipients are chosen by the music faculty on the basis of a music audition.
Margaret Collier Music Scholarship
Founded in 1970 to honor the memory of Margaret Collier, 1938, at the bequest of her sister, Mary Catherine Collier, 1934.
Mildred A. and Carl G. Gardner Scholarship Fund
The Mildred A. and Carl G. Gardner Scholarship Fund was created and endowed under the will of Mildred Alvine Gardner to provide needed financial assistance to outstanding Westmoreland County students who major in music at Seton Hill University.
Alice Edwards Riley, 1930, Scholarship for Music
Founded in 2002 to recognize students who major in music therapy or sacred music.
Dorcas Johnson Singley, 1936, Scholarship
Founded in 2002 to provide awards to students who major in music with preference given to students whose major instrument is piano.
William Granger Ryan Scholarship for Acting
Awarding of the scholarship is based on audition, interview, and recommendations.
The Elyse Jeanne Saraceni Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1989 in memory of Elyse Jeanne Saraceni, a student at Seton Hill, by her parents, Gene A. Saraceni and Iva J. Saraceni. Awarded to an upperclass student majoring in music, art, or theatre.
The Ruth and Leo Beitler Scholarship Fund
The Ruth and Leo Beitler Scholarship Fund was established in 1990 from the estate of Ruth Erwin Beitler, 1929, to be awarded to a student who majors in theatre.
Family and Consumer Sciences
Sister Rose Angela Cunningham Scholarship
Founded in 1981 by the Seton Hill Home Economics Department alumnae and friends to honor Sister Rose Angela, S.C., who was a member of the department faculty from 1930 to 1980, the award is made to a Family and Consumer Sciences major. The Cunningham Scholar is selected on the basis of merit by the Family and Consumer Sciences faculty. The Lillian Calistri Scholarship Fund Established in June, 1995 with a gift from the Calistri Family Foundation to provide financial aid to promising, full-time students in any year of study with preference to those in the Family and Consumer Sciences program.
Humanities Scholars Award
Founded in 1980 by a National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant award. Awards are based on both academic merit and financial need and are made to students who major in humanities-related fields.
Pearl Chew Carroll Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2000 by Laurie Ann Carroll, 1981 to assist students who demonstrate academic excellence and major in history.
Mother Claudia Glenn Scholarship for Students in the Humanities and Fine Arts
Established through the Advancement Campaign of January, 1989 to honor Mother Claudia Glenn, former Professor of English and Dean of Students, four times Mother General of the Sisters of Charity, and President of the Board of Trustees. Funds are to be used for students in the Humanities who have high potential and high need.
Lucille Lapolla Ponte, 1932, and Catherine Lapolla, 1929, Scholarship
Established in 2000 to assist students with academic merit and an interest in the study of a foreign language. Non-Traditional Students
Martha Raak Adult Scholarship Fund
Founded in 1999 by Alpha Sigma Lambda, Gamma Upsilon Chapter, to recognize academic excellence and meet financial need of an adult (23 years or older) student. Recipient must be a member of Alpha Sigma Lambda and have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher.
Mary B. Rusnak Endowed Scholarship
Founded in 2005 to assist female students in the Adult Degree Program who are interested in studying education.
The Diakonia Fund
Established in 1994 with gifts from the Sisters of Charity and from Sister Dorothy Jacko in honor of her parents, Michael and Anna Jacko. Awards are given to students who are enrolled either in the certificate or the degree program in theology and who are studying theology in order to serve in some form of ministry in their local faith communities. The Judith Ann Drosjack Memorial Scholarship Established in November, 1996 by Walter P. Drosjack, family, and friends in memory of Judith Ann Drosjack, 1996, to provide financial aid to a non-traditional student who majors in theology or psychology. Preference will be given to a student from St. Barbara Church in Harrison City or the Diocese of Greensburg.
The Josephine Mary Cipriany Patrick Scholarship
Founded in June, 1996 by Mr. Melio W.Patrick in memory of Josephine Mary Cipriany Patrick, 1945, and in honor of Sister Rose Angela Cunningham, 1930, for students who major in dietetics.
Scott Biology Scholarship
Founded in 1978 in memory of Sister Florence Marie Scott, member of the biology faculty from 1926 to 1965. This award is given to a student who majors in biology or medical technology.
Sister Mary Leon Bettwy Scholarship
Founded in memory of Sister Mary Leon Bettwy, member of the Chemistry Department for 16 years, to assist women chemists who are developing the qualities Sister Mary Leon sought to inculcate in her students. This award will be given to a junior chemistry major to be applied to the senior year, and will be based on outstanding performance in the first three years of college chemistry as judged by the full-time members of the Chemistry faculty.
Bettwy/Westinghouse Chemistry Scholarship
Established in 1977 by the Chemistry Department through a grant from Westinghouse Corporation, this award is given to a student who majors in chemistry.
The Sister Miriam Grace Solomon Scholarship
Established in 1991 to honor Sister Miriam Grace, an outstanding Chemistry Professor at Seton Hill from 1962 to 1975, and to further the education of future Setonian chemists. Awarded to outstanding chemistry majors.
Sister Muriel Flamman Scholarship for Students in the Sciences and Mathematics
Established through the Advancement Campaign of January, 1989 to honor Sister Muriel Flamman, S.C., 1930, former Professor of Biology and Dean of Administration and a woman, who worked hard to foster the things that add beauty to a place ... a woman who offered us knowledge which came from the roots of Seton Hill. Funds are to be used to assist students in the science and mathematics fields.
Kolb Family Scholarship
Founded in 2000 to provide awards to female commuter students who are juniors or seniors majoring in the sciences, family and consumer sciences, or business.
Mary Anna Carter Myers Scholarship
This scholarship was established in the name of Mary Anna Carter Myers by her husband,Virgil W. Myers, in 1990. It is intended to reward academic achievement, especially in the study of chemistry.
The W. Herman and Ruth Anne Cauley Mutschler Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1987 by the relatives and friends of W. Herman and Ruth Anne Cauley Mutschler. Awarded to students who excel in mathematics or the sciences, with preference given to those with need.
Elizabeth M. Caruthers Scholarship
Founded in 1977 by Mr. and Mrs.Thomas F. Hart to assist students interested in social work or related fields.
The Beth Ann Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1989 in memory of Beth Ann Johnson, a student at Seton Hill,by her parents, Glenn P. Johnson, Jr. and Carole G. Johnson. Awarded to students who major in psychology.
Dr. Janice Marie Yesenosky Memorial Endowment Fund
The Dr. Janice Marie Yesenosky Memorial Endowment Fund was established in June, 1994,by donations of friends and relatives to provide financial assistance to qualified students who major in psychology. Preference will be given to graduates of Bethlehem-Center Senior High School in Fredericktown, PA.
Anne Sloan Boreland, 1949, Scholarship
Founded in 2003 to provide awards to students from Blair and Cambria counties who are pursuing careers in the arts and who demonstrate academic merit and financial need.
Marguerite Werner Falk Scholarship
Named for Marguerite Werner Falk (Mrs. Nathan Falk) and established by her husband in 1984, the scholarship is intended to recognize academic excellence and help to meet the financial need of an incoming freshman from Southwestern Pennsylvania with preference given to residents of the Blairsville or Derry area.
Julia and Tony Ferrante Scholarship
Established in 2001 to assist students with financial need from the Kiski Valley area, including Vandergrift, Apollo, Leechburg, New Kensington, and Arnold, Pennsylvania.
Dorothy Lombardi Memorial Scholarship
Founded in memory of Dorothy Lombardi, 1944, by her family and friends, this award is intended to help meet the financial need of an outstanding student with preference given to residents of the South Hills area of Pittsburgh.
Ned J. Nakles, Sr. Scholarship
Founded in 1999 and awarded to talented students from Greater Latrobe Senior High School who have demonstrated leadership qualities through academic excellence and community service.
The Margaret C. Schweinberg Scholarship
Established in 1986 by a bequest from the Estate of Margaret C. Schweinberg, 1928, the scholarship is restricted to women of the Squirrel Hill, Homestead, or surrounding areas.
Last updated 2/22/2011.