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Seton LaSalle Scholarships

The cornerstones of Seton LaSalle are faith, charity, leadership, and community. We encourage incoming 9th grade students who share these values to apply for a Seton LaSalle merit-based and need+merit based scholarship. This scholarship is awarded in the freshman year and is renewable for the student's sophomore, junior, and senior years.  Deadline: March 3, 2023


Review the essay topic options below. Select one topic and write an essay in response to the prompt. The essay should be between 250-500 words. Important: Note: Please be sure to put your name at the top of the essay.

Essay Topics:

  • OPTION 1: What is an activity or hobby that is meaningful to you? How did you first get involved in it? Why is it meaningful to you? How do you plan to continue to grow in this area? 

  • OPTION 2: Is there a problem (big or small) that you want to solve? What is the problem? Why is it a problem? Why is it important to you? What are your ideas for solving it? What would your ideal result be? 

  • OPTION 3: Describe an accomplishment that is important to you. Why is it important to you? What did you learn as you worked to achieve your goal? What did it feel like to attain this achievement? Now that you have reached your goal, what are your plans for moving forward on this same path or for moving forward in a different direction?

  • OPTION 4: Who is a person that you admire? (It can be someone you know personally or a historic figure, a public figure, etc.) Why do you admire this person? How has he or she influenced you?

  • OPTION 5: What is one of your favorite books, movies, shows, or video games? Why is it your favorite? Explain how you identify with it and why it has meaning to you.
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Seton LaSalle offers merit-based and need+merit-based scholarships based on four different themes: discipleship, service, leadership, and friendship. Please select one of the themes and use the text box below to explain (1) why that theme resonates with you and (2) any personal thoughts and/or relevant experiences that you have related to the theme.

An appropriate response would be one paragraph of 5-8 sentences in length.

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