Scholarships, Grants & Awards
For You, From Us
Once 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
Below are examples of recent academic scholarships provided to students by Seton Hill. We take GPA, ACT & SAT scores into account for these scholarships, but the scores listed here are examples, not requirements. All of these scholarships are renewable.
- $21,000 - Elizabeth Ann Seton Scholarship
- GPA 4.0, minimum 26 ACT or 1250 (new) SAT score
- $20,000 - Aloysia Lowe Scholarship
- GPA 3.75, minimum 24 ACT or 1150 (new) SAT score
- $19,000 - Mary Schmidt Scholarship
- GPA 3.5, minimum 22 ACT or 1080 (new) SAT score
- $18,000 - Francesca Brownlee Scholarship
- GPA 3.25, minimum 20 ACT or 1030 (new) SAT score
- $17,000 - SHU Award
- GPA 3.0, minimum 18 ACT or 960 (new) SAT score
Full-Tuition Scholarships (Seton Scholars)
These scholarships are awarded to incoming full-time freshmen who demonstrate outstanding scholarship and talent in one of the traditional undergraduate programs of study. Valued at more than $100,000 each, the scholarships are renewable for a total of eight semesters as long as the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students receiving these awards are known as Seton Scholars.
Qualified students will receive an invitation letter and application by mail. The application and supporting documentation is due to Seton Hill by January 17, 2020. Final award decisions will be made by the committee in early February. All candidates will be notified of the decision.
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.
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.
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 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 $16,000 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.
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:
Seton Hill 's Office of Financial Services & Registrar
1 Seton Hill Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601