Seton Hill University’s Honors Program recently awarded five incoming freshmen with Honors Scholarships.

Scholarship recipients include: Shanna Beicher of Greensburg, Pa., Matthew Miller of North Huntingdon, Pa., Stephanie Pikula of McKeesport, Pa., Anna Provo of Charlton, Pa., and Elizabeth Swartzwelder of Bethel Park, Pa.

The scholarships are presented to incoming freshmen who are accepted to the Honors Program with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and have a combined SAT reading and math score of 1200 or higher or an ACT score of 26 or higher. These awards are $2,500 annually and are renewable for a total of eight semesters as long as the student remains in the Honors Program and maintains a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5.

“The Honors Program engages students with the right mix of aptitude and attitude. If you have this mix, you know you need to surround yourself with like-minded students. The Honors faculty addresses this need and say to you, ‘We at Seton Hill University value your insight and energy; please join others like yourself in our program,’” said John Atherton, Ph.D., program director.

As a participant in the Honors Program, students must consistently demonstrate cognitive flexibility, content knowledge, application and implication, and organizational responsibilities. The Honors Program consists of four sections: one Honors Seminar, one Honors Capstone Experience, one Honors Capstone Presentation, and four Honors sections of the Liberal Arts core curriculum.