Seton Hill College Receives $100,000 grant for Minority Scholarships from National Foundation
August 6, 2001
GREENSBURG, PA- The Hearst Foundation, Inc. has announced a $100,000 award to Seton Hill College to be used for scholarships for the College’s minority students, in particular African-American students. “This is exciting news for the College as we work to ensure our students can financially afford the distinctive liberal arts education for which Seton Hill is known,” said Barbara Hinkle, vice president for enrollment services and registrar. “Our ability to offer minority students better financial aid packages will provide many with the opportunity to continue their education at Seton Hill when they might not have been able to otherwise.” Representatives from the Foundation visited the College in December to talk with students and senior administrators about the direction and future of Seton Hill and to review the programs and quality of Seton Hill faculty and staff. Students discussed the amount of financial aid they would need to remain at Seton Hill, current sources of financial aid and programs available to enable successful completion of college studies. Administrators provided details on activities their departments initiate to maximize student success rates. “Funding from the Hearst Foundation, Inc. opens doors with other national foundations who always look to see what national support the College has garnered,” said Christine Mueseler, vice president for institutional advancement. “We are delighted that The Foundation has given us this vote of confidence and will help make a Seton Hill education more easily accessible to our minority students.” The Hearst Foundation, Inc was founded in 1945 by philanthropist William Randolph Hearst. In 1948, Mr. Hearst established the California Charities Foundation. That name was changed to the William Randolph Hearst Foundation soon after Mr. Hearst’s death in 1951. The charitable goals of the two foundations reflect the philanthropic interests of William Randolph Hearst- education, health, social services and culture. Within these four areas, the Foundations assist institutions in providing opportunities to underserved and underrepresented populations. The two Foundations are administered out of the headquarters in New York City.