What: Seton Hill University of Greensburg, Pa., will surprise Brenna O’Leary with a full scholarship for four years through the University’s Division of Social Sciences.

When: Monday, March 8, 2010, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Peters Township High School, 264 East McMurray Road, McMurray, Pa. (Report to Main Office)

Who: Brenna O’Leary, of Pittsburgh, Pa., is a senior at Peters Township High School. She is the daughter of Terence and Christine O’Leary. Brenna plans to major in sports management at Seton Hill.

Seton Scholars Program: In 2007, Seton Hill University created the Seton Scholars Program to recognize outstanding academic achievement by incoming freshmen in the traditional undergraduate program at Seton Hill. Seton Scholars receive full tuition scholarships that are renewable for four years of study at Seton Hill and are valued at more than $100,000 each. Scholarships are awarded annually by each of the University’s academic divisions: Humanities, Visual and Performing Arts, Natural and Health Sciences, and Social Sciences. For the 2010-2011 academic year, Seton Hill will award eight full-tuition scholarships, two from each academic division.

Selection Criteria for Seton Hill Scholar in Seton Hill’s Division of Social Sciences:
1300 or higher combined SAT score, high school grade point average of 3.7 or higher, honors or Advanced Placement coursework pertinent to the major, demonstration of leadership or community service, a letter of recommendation that addresses the student’s ability to excel in the field of study, and an essay written by the student describing her/his decision to major in the field chosen. Majors in this division include accounting, business, criminal justice, family and consumer sciences, hospitality and tourism, psychology, social work, and sociology.