Seton Hill University surprised Tyler Randolph with a full scholarship for four years through the University’s Division of Visual and Performing Arts on Thursday, April 2. Randolph, son of Mark and Valerie Randolph, is a senior at Uniontown Area High School. Tyler plans to major in music education at Seton Hill.

In 2007, Seton Hill University created four full-tuition scholarships and awarded them to outstanding scholars who were incoming freshmen in the traditional undergraduate program at Seton Hill. For the 2009-2010 academic year, Seton Hill will award eight full-tuition scholarships. These scholarships are renewable for four years of study at Seton Hill and are valued at more than $100,000 each; students recognized are known as Seton Scholars. Two scholarships will be awarded annually in each of the following academic divisions based on the student’s selected major field of study: Humanities, Visual and Performing Arts, Natural and Health Sciences, and Social Sciences.

Students selected as a Seton Scholar in Seton Hill’s Division of Visual and Performing Arts must meet the following criteria: 1200 or higher combined SAT score, high school grade point average of 3.3 or higher, outstanding accomplishment and potential in the arts as evidenced by exemplary audition or portfolio review, record of participation and activity in the arts, and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or other arts professional. Consideration is also given for advanced or Advanced Placement coursework and a record of leadership and community service. Majors in this division include Art, Art Therapy, Music, Music Therapy, and Theatre.