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Scholarships

 
 

"The scholarships that have been made available to me through Seton Hill have had a huge impact on my education. Each semester, cost is one less factor to cause me stress. Instead, I can focus on my studies and enjoy my time at this beautiful university knowing that I will be well-prepared for my future."

- Emily Namachar, SHU '14

At Seton Hill, You Don't Have to Apply for Scholarships

Once you are accepted at Seton Hill, we’ll match you up with the scholarships for which you are eligible. (In cases where auditions or special applications are needed, we’ll let you know in advance.) Below are some of the scholarships available to Seton Hill students.


Full-Tuition Scholarships (Seton Scholars)


Full-tuition scholarships are awarded annually in the following academic divisions based on the student's selected major field of study:

  • Humanities
  • Visual & Performing Arts
  • Natural & Health Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Business
  • Education

These scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen who demonstrate outstanding scholarship and talent in one of the traditional undergraduate programs of study. Valued at more than $100,000 each, the scholarships are renewable for a total of eight semesters of study at Seton Hill as long as the student maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Scholarship recipients are chosen by the division faculty based on criteria set by each division; for additional information on specific criteria, please contact the Admissions Office. These scholarships cannot be combined with any other scholarship or grants from Seton Hill University. Students receiving these awards are known as Seton Scholars.


Seton Hill University Scholarships

These renewable scholarships are awarded to incoming students at two levels:

  • $10,000 to incoming freshmen with a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, and a minimum 19 ACT or 910 SAT score.

  • $14,000 to incoming freshmen with a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher, and a minimum 24 ACT or 1100 SAT score.


Presidential Scholarships

Offered to all students who meet the criteria and are unconditionally admitted to the University.



Elizabeth Ann Seton Scholarship: 
This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen who have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 4.0, with a mininum 29 ACT or 1300 SAT score. These scholarships are valued at $18,000 and are renewable.

Aloysia Lowe Scholarship: 
This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen who have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.75 or higher, with a minimum 26 ACT or 1200 SAT score. These scholarships are valued at $16,000 and are renewable. 




Honors Scholarships

Honors scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen who are accepted into the Honors Program. These awards are valued at $2,500 per year and are renewable for a total of eight semesters. This scholarship is renewable as long as the student remains in the Honors Program.




Division Scholarships

Division scholarships are awarded to incoming freshman students who show promise in their chosen field of study. These awards are renewable for a total of eight semesters as long as the student maintains a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.


Alumni Legacy Scholarships


Alumni Scholarship: These awards are provided to any student who has a parent that has graduated from Seton Hill University. They are valued up to $2,500/year and are renewable for a total of eight semesters of full time study as long as the student maintains academic standards as established by the University.

Sister de Chantal Leis Alumni Scholarship
: This scholarship is awarded to an incoming student, preference given to children of a graduate of Seton Hill. Renewable for three consecutive years provided the student maintains all academic requirements and University standards. 



Joseph C. Cahill Scholarship
: This scholarship was established to encourage children and grandchildren of Seton Hill graduates to attend the University. Preference is given to students not receiving extensive financial aid from other sources.


Athletic Scholarships

Seton Hill, a member of the NCAA Division II, awards athletic scholarships to eligible incoming students based on their athletic ability, an evaluation at open try-outs, and recommendations of their high school coaches. Athletic aid is offered to qualified women who participate in basketball, cross country, equestrian, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball and to qualified men who participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, lacrosse, soccer, track and field, and wrestling. Try outs are held throughout the year. For more information and dates, call the Athletic Department Office at (724) 830-1162 , or email duffy@setonhill.edu.


Rising Star Scholarships

Two components of the undergraduate portion include:

1. A scholarship of up to $2,500 will be awarded to graduates of Catholic High Schools who enroll as first-year, full-time students in a bachelor's degree program at Seton Hill University in the academic year immediately following their high school graduation. This scholarship is renewable annually for four years for students who maintain normal academic progress as defined in the university catalog.

2. Students who complete coursework in Seton Hill's College in High School Program will also be eligible for this additional scholarship. These awards are based on the number of Seton Hill credits accumulated throughout the students' high school academic experience:

  • 1-3 credits: $500
  • 4-6 credits: $750
  • 7 or more credits: $1000

These one-time only awards are for full-time, first-year students who enroll in a bachelor's degree program at Seton Hill University immediately upon graduation from high school.


Sisters of Charity Scholarships

Annual awards, which are renewable for four years, are made to students who are recommended by a Sister of Charity of Seton Hill to attend Seton Hill University.


Transfer Scholarships

Transfer scholarships are awarded to students who enroll full-time at Seton Hill and have achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 based on all previous post-secondary course work. These scholarships are valued at up to $14,000 annually and are renewable as long as the student maintains a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 at Seton Hill University at the end of each academic year and makes satisfactory academic progress.  The number of terms for which the scholarship may be renewed will depend on the grade level at which the student enters Seton Hill University.


Program-Specific Scholarships

Some academic programs offer scholarships for study in specific areas. Visit the section of our site dedicated to the program/s in which you have interest for more information.


Outside Scholarships

The scholarships above are all offered through Seton Hill University.  Many other scholarships are available through civic clubs, high schools, school districts, companies where family members are employed, churches, and a host of other organizations. Students are encouraged to investigate these outside scholarship opportunities.