College & Career Guidance

Our Guidance staff is a key component in helping each of our students experience academic growth to best prepare them for Success Beyond SLS.
 
This year we welcome Ms. Iva Herzog and Mr. Patrick McKay! Ms. Herzog has 5+ years of experience providing counseling and teaching grades K-12. As the Freshman and Sophomore School Counselor, Ms. Herzog looks forward to building relationships with all the students and supporting their educational journey while at Seton LaSalle. Mr. McKay is the Junior and Senior School Counselor and looks forward to helping students manage the daily challenges that they face while they acquire the necessary foundation to achieve their goals. 
 
Aside from College and Career Guidance, Ms. Herzog and Mr. McKay are dedicated to providing our students the support they need to set them up for success. Visit our Student Support page to learn more.
 

COLLEGE & CAREER GUIDANCE SERVICES

Our school code 393-908

Seton LaSalle offers our students 2 opportunities to take the SAT on campus. Once in the Fall and once in the Spring during the SAT school day administration. Students should reach out to Mr. McKay to learn more about this administration. To sign up for a different administration of an exam, use the links below.

SAT: To register for the SAT click HERE

ACT: To register for the ACT click HERE

The FAFSA opens for seniors on October 1st. This application is required for your student to receive aid. Aid includes scholarships both merit and need based. Parents/Guardians will need their tax return information. 
To begin the application or to find out more follow the link below: 
 
 
Our PHEAA Access Partner, Amy Sawdey will be offering a free webinar to help students and families through this process. She is offering 3 different dates to attend. An in-person event is in the works and information for that event will be released when available. We encourage you to attend one of the virtual sessions below!
 
Three webinars will be offered this fall open to any students/families! Please feel free to share with anyone who may be interested in attending.
 
    • Event: Virtual Financial Aid Night Presentation
      • Description: Amy Sawdey, PHEAA's Higher Education Access Partner for Allegheny County, will present information on the financial aid application process, what types of aid are available for students, and strategies to start thinking about affordability before getting ready to apply for post-secondary school admission.
      • Date:  Thursday, September 29, 2022
      • Time:  6:00 PM
      • Registration Link: https://pheaaconf.webex.com/pheaaconf/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed2a3cfcf17ecb28cf72387328f1c8236
 
    • Event: Virtual Financial Aid Night Presentation
      • Description: Amy Sawdey, PHEAA's Higher Education Access Partner for Allegheny County, will present information on the financial aid application process, what types of aid are available for students, and strategies to start thinking about affordability before getting ready to apply for post-secondary school admission.
      • Date:  Monday, October 17, 2022
      • Time:  6:00 PM
      • Registration Link: https://pheaaconf.webex.com/pheaaconf/onstage/g.php?MTID=e8d54110208b5623c563832f426a1694e
 
    • Event: Virtual FAFSA Overview Presentation
      • Description: Amy Sawdey, PHEAA’s Higher Education Access Partner in Allegheny County, will present an overview of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process. She will guide students and families through a step-by-step process of filing the FAFSA and state grant application.
      • Date:  Wednesday, November 16, 2022
      • Time:  6:00 PM
      • Registration Link: https://pheaaconf.webex.com/pheaaconf/onstage/g.php?MTID=efc754f4e5d88544438213058dc102385
 
We will have a representative here to do a presentation for the seniors on October 12th, during the senior day of business. 
What: A Military Service Academy Night for students interested in attending the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Coastguard Academy or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. The event will include Academy Liaison Officers from each service academy and a detailed explanation of the Congressional nomination process.

When: 6:00-9:00pm on October 6th, 2022

Where: Robert Morris University, 6001 University Boulevard, Moon Township, PA 15108. Enter through main entrance to RMU. Park in the upper UPMC parking lot. Enter UPMC event center and take the elevator to the 4th floor.

Who: All interested candidates and families. This event will be hosted by Brigadier General Robert "Hank" Sembower, Brigadier General William D. Colvin and Chuck Schrank.

Please RSVP: https://forms.office.com/r/Vfr3jFGX5Z

SAP is offered at SLS is designed to help remove barriers to learning and help students find success in school. A school-based team made up of counselors, teachers, administrators, and staff work to provide a safe school environment and create opportunities for mental health wellness. The team does not provide substance use or mental health treatment but collaborates with prevention, intervention, and postvention community services to address identified needs.

Any student enrolled at SLS may be referred to SAP by parents, teachers, classmates, or other concerned individuals. Warning signs include students experiencing grief or loss, class failure, life or family changes, difficulty in interpersonal relationships, attendance issues, substance use, continued disciplinary problems or mental health issues.

The SAP team meets monthly to create plans to assist identified students. All discussions and information collected are kept in confidence. To make a referral, please click here. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Student Support Services Coordinator or your student’s counselor.
Students who would like to meet with a tutor or earn credit for tutoring should visit the Academic Success Center located on the first floor near the Counseling office. Peer tutors are available for most subjects. Additionally, Mrs. Sandy Zalewski is available to meet with students virtually to provide help with math. She is available Tuesdays-Thursdays during select periods and after school. Family members are also encouraged to serve as a tutor for our school community! If you are interested in providing or receiving tutoring, please contact Elijah DiMichele, Student Support Services Coordinator at [email protected] or 412-561-3583.
South Hills College Fair October 11th
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bethel Park High School
 
This event is hosted in collaboration with Bethel Park, Upper St. Clair, Canon Mac, Peters Township, Baldwin-Whitehall, Keystone Oaks, South Park, and Mt. Lebanon. It is a great event for all high school students, particularly those in 11th and 12th grade who are exploring their postsecondary options. Students and parents will have the opportunity to meet with and gather information from admission representatives from over 100 colleges and universities!
 
 
North Pittsburgh College Fair October 10
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
La Roche University
 
Learn about different campuses, identify schools that offer your chosen major, and more! Register now for a barcode to show colleges at the event. Schools will scan your barcode to send you more information. Click here to register.
Seton LaSalle has college admission representatives visiting on a regular basis, sometimes up to 5 admission representatives a day! Colleges from all over the world send representatives to our school because of our great students! These visits are announced each day on the morning announcements, and students have access to the entire list in their Naviance accounts. If students are having any issue with their Naviance account, they should contact their school counselor.

New scholarship opportunities will be posted here as they are made available to us, so be sure to check back often! Students should also search for scholarships using their Naviance account.

DEADLINE-SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS

 

CRITERIA-SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS

The following scholarships have specific eligibility requirements that must be met in order to qualify for the scholarship, such as region, employment, intended major, etc. Please be sure to read all criteria before submitting your application. 
 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY COLLECTIONS

The following websites contain multiple scholarship opportunities, all in one place for your convenience. These scholarships may contain varying deadlines and eligibility requirements, so be sure to read all criteria before submitting your application.

 

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

 

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Robert. J Schuler Scholarship
The Robert J. Schuler Scholarship is worth $1,000. It is awarded to one high school senior from Western PA who has participated in at least one Junior Achievement program during high school. 

Requirements: 

  • High school senior who has participated in at least one JA program in the last 4 years
  • Minimum final GPA of 3.0
  • One teacher recommendation
  • Verification of JA program participation from school or JA coordinator
  • Copy of high school transcripts or most recent report card
  • 250-300 word essay (typed) answering the following question:
    • How has your JA experience prepared you for success in your future academic and professional career?

 

JA/PSEA Partners for Public Education Scholarship
The JA/PSEA Partners for Public Education Scholarship is worth $500. It is awarded to one high school senior from Western PA who has taught at least one Junior Achievement program at a local elementary school during high school. The winning student must plan to major in Education at an accredited college/university. 

Requirements:

  • High school senior who has participated in at least one JA program in the last 4 years
  • Minimum final GPA of 3.0
  • One teacher recommendation
  • Verification of JA program participation from school or JA coordinator
  • Copy of high school transcripts or most recent report card
  • Majoring in education at an accredited college or university
  • 250-300 word essay (typed) answering the following question: 
    • Why have you chosen education as your career, and how has participating in JA programs as a student influenced your decision to teach?

 

Thomas A. McConomy Scholarship
The Thomas A. McConomy Scholarship is worth $1,000. It is awarded to one high school senior from Western PA who has participated in at least one Junior Achievement program during high school. 

Requirements: 

  • High school senior who has participated in at least one JA program in the last 4 years
  • Minimum final GPA of 3.0
  • One teacher recommendation
  • Verification of JA program participation from school or JA coordinator
  • Copy of high school transcripts or most recent report card
  • 250-300 word essay (typed) answering the following question: 
    • How has your JA experience prepared you for success in your future academic and professional career?
 
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