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$32 Million in Annual Seton Hill Aid GraphicOnce you are accepted at Seton Hill and have completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), we 'll match you up with the scholarships, grants and awards for which you are eligible. (In the rare cases where auditions or special applications are needed, we 'll let you know in advance.) Scholarships, grants and awards are generally renewable and can substantially reduce the cost of attending Seton Hill. (And, unlike loans, they never need to be repaid.)

Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

Academic Scholarships & Awards

All accepted students are evaluated for academic merit scholarships of $17,000-$24,000. No special applications are required.

Honors Scholarships

Honors scholarships are awarded to incoming full-time freshmen who are accepted into the Honors Program. These awards are valued at $10,000 over 4 years. This scholarship is renewable as long as the student remains in the Honors Program.
 Students can apply as soon as they are accepted by the University. Application deadline is March 1.

The Elizabeth Ann Seton Scholarship Program

The Elizabeth Ann Seton Scholarship Program builds on the legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill to provide access to higher education to all students. The Program will provide additional scholarship money to qualified students.  To be considered for the scholarship program, students must be a 2022 high school graduate, Pennsylvania resident and be eligible for the federal Pell Grant.

Alumni Grants & Scholarships

Alumni Grant: These awards are provided to any full-time student with a parent that graduated from Seton Hill University. They are valued at $2,000/year and are renewable.
  • Sister de Chantal Leis Alumni Scholarship
: This scholarship is awarded to an incoming student, preference given to children of a graduate of Seton Hill. Renewable for three consecutive years provided the student maintains all academic requirements and University standards. 

  • Joseph C. Cahill Scholarship
: This scholarship was established to encourage children and grandchildren of Seton Hill graduates to attend the University. Preference is given to students not receiving extensive financial aid from other sources.

Athletic Scholarships

Seton Hill, a member of the NCAA Division II, awards athletic scholarships to eligible incoming students based on their athletic ability, an evaluation at open tryouts and recommendations from high school coaches. Athletic aid is offered to qualified women who participate in basketball, cross country, equestrian, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball and to qualified men who participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, lacrosse, soccer, track and field, and wrestling. Tryouts are held throughout the year. For more information, please contact the individual coach for your sport of interest.

Visual & Performing Arts Scholarships

Scholarships for students enrolled in the School of Visual and Performing Arts are renewable awards that vary in award amount. Students must first be accepted to the University before scheduling an audition or being given consideration for an arts scholarship.

Transfer Scholarships

Transfer scholarships are awarded to students who enroll full-time at Seton Hill and have achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 based on all previous post-secondary coursework. These scholarships are valued at up to $19,000 annually and are renewable. The number of terms for which the scholarship may be renewed will depend on the grade level at which the student enters Seton Hill University.

WCCC Scholarship/Grant:  
Students who have been accepted to Seton Hill University, enroll full-time, and have attended Westmoreland County Community College and completed 15 or more credits will be awarded $1,500.

New! Scholarships just for Online Bachelor's & Certificate Program Program students. Find out more here.

Grants for Undergraduate Students

Seton Hill University Grants

Awarded to full-time undergraduate students who show demonstrated financial need based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Seton Hill University Sibling Grants

Established in 1987 in recognition of the financial burden of having more than one child in college at the same time. An award of $2,000 per student will be granted when two undergraduate students are attending Seton Hill University full-time concurrently. An additional award of $2,000 will be awarded per family for each additional full-time undergraduate student attending concurrently.

Catholic High School Grants

A scholarship of $2,000 will be awarded to graduates of Catholic high schools who enroll as first-year, full-time students in a bachelor's degree program at Seton Hill University in the academic year immediately following their high school graduation. This scholarship is renewable.

Caritas Community Service Award 

The Caritas Community Service Award is presented to two incoming freshmen students enrolled full-time in a traditional undergraduate program who have demonstrated commitment to and involvement in community service. Each award, valued at $3,500, can be combined with other forms of Seton Hill University merit-based financial aid; however, the sum of Seton Hill merit-based aid and the Caritas Community Service Award cannot exceed the cost of tuition and mandatory fees. Throughout their college years, Caritas Community Service Award recipients take an active role in community service. A minimum of 100 hours of community service per semester, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and continued full-time enrollment are required for the renewal of the award. A total of 8 semesters may be awarded. An application is required for this award (PDF).

Sisters of Charity Grants

Annual awards, which are renewable for four years, are made to incoming full-time freshmen who are recommended by a Sister of Charity of Seton Hill to attend Seton Hill University.

To apply for this scholarship, you must first be accepted to Seton Hill as a first-time, full-time freshman. In addition, you must have an association with the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill through:

  • Having been educated in an institution associated with the Sisters of Charity
  • A Sister of Charity ministry
  • Your parent being employed by the Sisters of Charity
  • Being directly related to a Sister of Charity

Applications are available from any Sister of Charity or the Seton Hill Financial Aid Office. In addition to completing the application, submit the following:

  • A statement describing the contribution you hope to make to further the mission statement of the Sisters of Charity (attached) – limit to 300 words.
  • Letter of reference from a Sister of Charity.

Submit the application and accompanying documentation by May 1 to:

Office of Financial Services & Registrar
1 Seton Hill Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601

We're Here to Help! Call or email any time to get answers to questions about costs, enrollment or financial aid: or (724) 830-1010.