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.
 
With over 40 years of combined experience, Mr. Timothy Zugates, '71, and Mrs. Judy Caves bring a level of expertise that is unmatched in most area high schools. Mr. Zugates works with our Freshmen and Sophomore students to help them adjust to high school by tailoring their schedules to the perfect fit. Mrs. Caves specializes in counseling our Juniors and Seniors by guiding them through the college selection process –– SATs and ACTs, the application process, and navigating college financial and scholarships. We're proud to report that our students thrive at some of the nation's best colleges and universities. We believe that's because they receive a firm educational and faith foundation at Seton LaSalle that guides them to the habits that lead to success in academics and in life.
 
Aside from College and Career Guidance, Mr. Zugates and Mrs. Caves 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

Seton LaSalle is an approved SAT and ACT testing location, allowing our students to take the SAT and ACT with proctors they know and are familiar with. 

SAT: To register for the SAT click HERE

ACT: To register for the ACT click HERE

Upcoming virtual college visits will be posted here. Please check back often, as this page is updated frequently.

New scholarship opportunities will be posted here as they are made available to us, so be sure to check back often!

DEADLINE-SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS

  • PACAC Scholarship
    • Deadline: January 31, 2021
  • Louie Family Foundation Scholarships
    • Be a freshman in the 2021-2022 academic year at a U.S. accredited college/university
    • Have a cumulative, unweighted grade point average between 3.7 and 4.0
    • Have a minimum SAT score of 1300 (out of 1600) or a minimum ACT score of 27
    • Deadline: March 15, 2021
  • No Essay YDI Scholarship
    • Be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories
    • Be 16 years of age or older and be enrolled in college or registered in a high school.
    • Deadline: March 29, 2021
  • NC Scholarships
    • Be currently enrolled as a high school senior or a student enrolled at an accredited college or university located within the United States
    • Have a GPA of at least 2.5
    • Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • SP High School Scholarship
    • Be a high school student planning to attend college in September 2021
    • Answer the Essay question on the sponsor's website
    • Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • American Nuclear Society Scholarship
    • Be a high school senior who has enrolled full-time in college courses pursuing science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) with an interest in working in nuclear science and technology
    • Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship
    • Be a High School senior with a 2.5 or above GPA
    • Be enrolling in one of the following majors: Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
    • Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • AMVETS National Scholarships - $4,000
    • Be a deserving high school senior or high school JROTC student.
    • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in the Fall of 2021.
    • Deadline: April 30, 2021
  • Fortuna Scholarship - $1,000
    • Be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.
    • You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.
    • Deadline: April 30, 2021
  • National Healthcare Heroes Grant for Nurses - $1,000
    • Be planning on becoming a nurse.
    • Be in Grade 12 or higher and accepted for enrollment in the Fall of 2021
    • Deadline: May 1, 2021
  • Paradigm Challenge Scholarship- $100,000
    • Be 18 years or younger.
    • Demonstrate a solution to a real-life problem using kindness, creativity, and collaboration.
    • Deadline: May 1, 2021
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship- $10,000
    • Be a legal resident of the 50 U.S. states or District of Columbia as of August 5, 2021, and be 18 or older as of August 5, 2021
    • Have a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life science field.
    • Deadline: May 5, 2021
  • Impact Scholarship for Black Students - $2,550
    • Be a Black student who excels at dreaming big and starting small while building their vision for the future.
    • Be 16 years of age or older and be enrolled in college or registered in a high school.
    • Deadline: May 11, 2021
  • NAGE Scholarship- $500
    • Be planning to attend or already be attending a two or four-year college, graduate school, trade or technical school to be eligible.
    • Be a member of NAGE, IBPO, IBCO, or IAEP, or be the member's spouse, child, grandchild, niece, nephew, or significant other.
    • Deadline: May 14, 2021
  • NC Scholarships - $2,000
    • Be currently enrolled as a high school senior or a student enrolled at an accredited college or university located within the United States.
    • Have a GPA of at least 2.5.
    • Deadline: May 31, 2021
  • Full Circle Scholarship - $15,000
    • Be a U.S. citizen eligible to attend college in the U.S.
    • Be enrolled in a certificate, associates, bachelors, or graduate program by the Fall of 2021.
    • Deadline: May 31, 2021
  • SP High School Scholarship - $10,000
    • Be a high school student planning to attend college in September 2021.
    • Answer the Essay question on the sponsors website.
    • Deadline: May 31, 2021
  • SILA Foundation Scholarships - $1,000
    • Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or better.
    • Be pursuing a course of study in Business administration, Education, Finance or accounting, Insurance studies, Marketing or Mathematics.
    • Deadline: May 31, 2021
  • AGC Workforce Development Scholarships - $1,000
    • Plan to attend a technical school or approved craft training program in any discipline of construction.
    • Deadline: June 1, 2021
  • Got a Spine Scholarship - $500
    • Be attending college or university no later than October of 2021.
    • Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.
    • Deadline: June 2, 2021
  • Girls Impact the World Scholarship Awards - $5,000
    • Be attending high school or enrolled in an undergraduate program.
    • Be 25 years of age or younger at the time of application.
    • Deadline: June 15, 2021
  • Scholarship Buddy - $1,000
    • Be a current senior in High School and a legal resident of the United States.
    • Be enrolled or expected to be enrolled by the Fall of 2021.
    • Deadline: June 30, 2021
  • Learner Education Women in Mathematics Scholarship - $1,000
    • Be a current high school senior who plans to study mathematics or related fields or an undergraduate currently studying in these fields. Must be a US Citizen or permanent legal resident. All GPAs and majors are encouraged to apply.
    • Deadline: July 31, 2021
 

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. 
  • Horatio Alger Scholarship 
    • Must have an adjusted gross household income of $55,000 or lower to be considered
  • PB&J Scholarship
    • For students who have the drive to succeed, but who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to excel academically 
      • Examples: medical issues, bullying, change of school, minority status, family issues such as divorce, death in the family, lack of income, homelessness, foster care, abuse, etc.
    • Priority Deadline: December 31, 2020 • Deadline: May 31, 2021
  • Epilepsy Association Scholarship
    • Must have a diagnosis of seizure/epilepsy disorder (must be confirmed with a physician's note)
    • Must be accepted to a post-secondary program and plan to attend full-time in the 2021-22 academic year
    • Must be a legal resident of Western or Central PA
    • Must attend one of EAWCPA's Run/Walks in either Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Altoona, or Erie
    • Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Service Above Self Scholarship Competition
    • Must be a student of Seton LaSalle High School, Mt. Lebanon High School, or Keystone Oaks High School
    • Must have a GPA of at least 3.0
    • Must have completed a minimum of 120 hours of documented community service and been accepted by a college, junior college, or vocational school for the 2020 academic year
    • Deadline: April 9, 2021
  • AADE Scholarship
    • Graduate from High School with a GPA or GPR of 3.5 or above
    • Scored at least a composite 27 on the ACT, or scored at least a minimum 600 in Math and 600 in
      Critical Reading on the SAT.
    • Be enrolled in an accredited college in Pennsylvania, Ohio, or West Virginia
    • Be a citizen of the United States of America
    • Submit a fully completed and signed AADE Scholarship Application.
    • Deadline: April 15, 2021
  • Pennsylvania American Water Scholarship
    • Must be a high school senior
    • Must live in a household that is served by Pennsylvania American Water (students may attend college outside of the area) 
    • Plan to attend a 2 or 4-year technical school
    • Plan to study biology, chemistry, environmental science, or engineering 
    • Deadline: Postmarked by April 2, 2021 to be reviewed in May
  • Toni S. Kendrick Scholarship Award
    • Graduating senior from a public, charter, private or parochial high school in Allegheny County
    • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
    • Plan to attend a 2-year, 4-year institution or technical school in Western Pennsylvania, verified by a letter of acceptance from the respective school of intended enrollment
    • Be able to receive this award at a virtual Sorority Meeting on June 5, 2021
    • Deadline: May 3, 2021
  • Madelyn Harriston Giddens HBCU Achievement Award
    • Be a graduating senior from a public, charter, private or parochial high school within Allegheny County
    • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
    • Plan to attend a Historically Black College/University(HBCU), verified by a letter of acceptance from the respective college/university of intended enrollment
    • Be able to receive this award at a virtual Sorority Meeting on June 5, 2021
    • Deadline: May 3, 2021
 

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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