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Four-year scholarships support entrepreneurial spirit, academic excellence and community service

Six Seton Hill students, Kayla Davies of Hustontown, Pa., Stephanie Hilt of Salisbury, Pa., Robert Alan Knepper of Three Springs, Pa., Holly Sines of Salisbury, Pa., Christina Williams of Johnstown, Pa. and Jessica Wisseman of Springs, Pa. are attending Seton Hill with the support of the McKelvey Foundation. The McKelvey Foundation provides four-year scholarships of up to $10,000 per year to high school students with “entrepreneurial spirit” and a background of service to school and community. The students must attend a college or university in Pennsylvania, West Virginia or New York chosen by the McKelvey Foundation on the basis of being “academically challenging …in a small, personalized, accommodating environment.”

High school students are selected for McKelvey Foundation scholarships after completing an application and participating in a personal interview with representatives from the Foundation. To retain the scholarship, each student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5, provide their school district with 50 hours of community service, work on campus 10 hours a week and live on campus all four years.

Andrew and Dena McKelvey started the McKelvey Foundation to support entrepreneurial spirit by offering “young people the benefits of a college education without the burden of debt many students face after graduation." Noted entrepreneur Andrew McKelvey founded Telephone Marketing Programs (TMP) in 1967 with “neither capital nor clients,” and built that business into what is now Monster Worldwide, home of the popular as well as a host of other recruitment, marketing, advertising and communications services.