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

The following colleges and universities will be virtually visiting Seton LaSalle via Zoom. Any students interested in attending the virtual visits should see Mrs. Caves in the Guidance and Counseling Center for a pass and a link to the presentation.
 
NOVEMBER:
Friday, November 6: Westminster College • 10 AM
Wednesday, November 11: Air National Guard • 11 AM
Friday, November 13: Marietta College • 1 PM
As colleges and universities announce their Open Houses, dates, times and links with additional information will be posted here.

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

DEADLINE-SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS

  • WiseGeek Women in STEM Scholarship
    • Deadline: December 31, 2020
  • Coca-Cola Scholarship
    • Deadline: December 31, 2020 • 5 p.m.
    • $20,000 scholarship that recognizes high school seniors for their capacity to lead and to serve
    • Places an emphasis on students' commitment to making an impact on their schools and communities
 

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
  • Good Orthodontics Scholarship
    • Must be a past or present patient at Good Orthodontics
    • Deadline: February 15, 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
 

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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