What: Seton Hill University of Greensburg, Pa., will surprise Jessica Walker with a full scholarship for four years through the University’s Division of Humanities.

When: Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 10 a.m.

Where: Bethel Park High School, 309 Church Road, Bethel Park, Pa. (Report to Main Office)

Who: Jessica Walker, of Bethel Park, Pa., is a senior at Bethel Park High School. She is the daughter of Jeff and Janet Walker. Jessica plans to major in creative writing at Seton Hill. Jessica is a member of Saint Valentine Roman Catholic Church, Bethel Park.


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 $113,000 each. Scholarships are awarded annually by each of the University’s academic divisions: Humanities, Visual and Performing Arts, Natural and Health Sciences, Education and Social Sciences. For the 2012-2013 academic year, Seton Hill will award ten full-tuition scholarships, two from each academic division.

Selection Criteria for Seton Hill Scholar in Seton Hill’s Division of Humanities: 1300 or higher combined SAT score, high school grade point average of 3.5 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 his/her decision to major in the field chosen. Majors in this division include communication, English, history, journalism/new media, international studies, political science, religious studies/theology and Spanish.