What: Seton Hill University of Greensburg, Pa., surprised Michele Mellick with a full scholarship for four years through the University’s Division of Social Sciences.

When: Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Upper St. Clair High School, 1825 McLaughlin Run Road, Upper St. Clair, Pa. (Report to Guidance Office)

Who: Michele Mellick, of Upper St. Clair, Pa., is a senior at Upper St. Clair High School. She is the daughter of Rick and Cathy Mellick. Michele plans to major in psychology at Seton Hill. Michele is a member of Saint John Capistran Parish of Upper St. Clair Township.


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 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.