Scholarships

Financial assistance for tuition can come in the form of scholarships, grants, or need-based financial aid. We want to give any student who wishes to attend Seton LaSalle the opportunity to do so, and we will work with you and your family to help make that dream a reality.
 
Seton LaSalle Catholic High School has been blessed throughout the years to have several generous benefactors who have endowed scholarships based on specific criteria.  These scholarships can help offset the cost of a private Catholic education.  See below for the various scholarships' applications available to all Seton LaSalle students.  
 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FRESHMEN

SETON LASALLE SCHOLARSHIPS

Seton LaSalle offers scholarships to incoming freshmen. The amount of each scholarship ranges between $500 and $2,000. Award amounts are determined by the Scholarship Committee based upon the number of applications received and the strength of those applications. Deadline: March 3, 2022

 

Scholarship applications must be submitted through the Scholarship Application Form, available HERE

The cornerstones of Seton LaSalle are faith, charity, leadership and community.

  • Blessed Chiara Badano Discipleship Scholarship
  • Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Service Scholarship
  • Saint Teresa of the Andes Leadership Scholarship
  • Blessed James Miller Friendship Scholarship
 
The following scholarships are renewable each of the years the student attends Seton LaSalle, provided the student maintains the academic requirements and exhibits the positive attributes of a Seton LaSalle student as outlined in the Seton LaSalle Student Handbook.
 

EDWARD MARTIN RYAN, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

A $2,500 scholarship awarded to one incoming freshman with high academic achievement, commitment to his/her parish and/or community through service, and who shows demonstrated financial need.
Click HERE to apply. Deadline: March 3, 2022
 

J.L. MERRICK SCHOLARSHIP

A half-tuition scholarship awarded to two incoming Seton LaSalle freshmen based on their academic achievement, their standardized test scores, and their score on the High School Placement Test.
Click HERE to apply. Deadline: March 3, 2022
 

ST. FRANCIS ACADEMY ALUMNAE LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP

Through the generosity of the St. Francis Academy Alumnae, $1,000 is awarded to up to two incoming freshmen. The students must exhibit academic achievement, display service to the church and/or community, and have an admiration for the example of St. Francis of Assisi. Attendance at the Awards Luncheon is required on Sunday, April 3, 2022.
Click HERE to apply. Deadline: March 3, 2022
 

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP

The Women of Seton alumnae group offers an annual $1,000 scholarship to an incoming female freshman at Seton LaSalle Catholic High School. This scholarship is renewable for all four years of the student's high school career at SLSHS as long as she remains a student in good standing at the school. This scholarship is available to all 8th-grade girls who may be interested in attending Seton LaSalle.
 

Applicants can find the application and instructions HERE. Please direct questions to Jennifer Marino, Scholarship Coordinator, The Pittsburgh Foundation, Five PPG Place-Suite 250, Pittsburgh PA 15222-5414 or at [email protected]. Scholarship applications must be submitted to The Pittsburgh Foundation, NOT Seton LaSalle Catholic High School. Click HERE to apply. Deadline: TBD Spring 2023

 

As we celebrate our 15th year of providing scholarships to incoming female freshmen, the Women of Seton alumnae group looks forward to assisting worthy young women, and we greatly encourage applications. 

The following scholarships are renewable each of the years the student attends Seton LaSalle, provided the student maintains the academic requirements and exhibits the positive attributes of a Seton LaSalle student as outlined in the Seton LaSalle Handbook. Please read the descriptions closely, as these scholarships are for students who attended specific grade schools, or are parishioners at specific churches.
 

MARY ANN GARGANI SCHOLARSHIP

A $1,000 award to an incoming freshman from St. Teresa of Kolkata Parish, who displays strong mathematical aptitude and potential. This scholarship is in honor of Mary Ann Gargani, a Resurrection parishioner since 1962, and a retired mathematics teacher who served Seton LaSalle Catholic High School with dedication from 1980-1998. Student must have a letter of recommendation from the Pastor of St. Teresa of Kolkata.

Click HERE to apply. Deadline: March 3, 2022

PITTSBURGH FOUNDATION FUND

Students from St. Sylvester parish who have attained high academic achievement, displayed service to church and/or community and showed involvement at St. Sylvester parish are eligible for awards at varying levels.

Click HERE to apply. Deadline: March 3, 2022
 
The following non-renewable scholarships are awarded only for the freshman year and are non-renewable.
 

SARAH O'NEILL BARONE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Funded by David Barone and the Knights of Columbus
A scholarship ranging from $1,000-$6,000 for a student in need whose family has experienced a tragic loss of a parent or guardian.
 

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF WESTERN PA SCHOLARSHIPS

8th grade students attending a Catholic or Private grade school, that will attend a Catholic or Private high school and have participated in a minimum of two JA programs, are eligible for the Junior Achievement Inspire Scholarship worth $3,000.
Click HERE to applyDeadline: TBA Spring 2023

SISTERS OF CHARITY OF SETON HILL SCHOLARSHIP

A $2,000 scholarship is awarded by The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill to an incoming freshman. The scholarship is in honor of the school’s patron saint, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, whose legacy to Catholic education continues today.
Click HERE to apply. Deadline: March 3, 2022

BACKGROUND:

St. John Baptist de La Salle, the founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and the Patron Saint of Educators, and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's Sisters of Charity both made it their mission to educate the poor. This fund is intended to assist those who financially are unable to consider attending a Catholic school.
 

St. John Baptist de La Salle, the founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and the Patron Saint of Educators, and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's Sisters of Charity both made it their mission to educate the poor. This fund is intended to assist those who financially are unable to consider attending a Catholic school.

In order to extend to more students of promise, who will become our Catholic leaders in the future, this fund is established.

GUIDELINES:

All funds are restricted for distribution as follows:

  • Only students who are entering their Freshman or Sophomore year at SLS are eligible unless changing financial circumstances would qualify upperclassmen
  • Only Roman Catholic students are eligible
  • Only students who have maintained a "B" average in all subjects are eligible
  • Only students from families whose annual income does not exceed 35% (50% if more than one child) above what is determined the poverty level are eligible.
 
The application process is as follows:
 
  • Parents must submit a brief application form in early March including documentation of a) financial eligibility; b) evidence of involvement in a local parish; c) academic eligibility
  • A review committee composed of three faculty members and one administrator shall consider all applications and determine the amount of financial assistance to be provided.
  • Funds can only be applied to tuition assistance. Funds are only provided for one academic year, but a student may apply again for additional years with the same requirements in effect.
  • Awards are announced on the feast of St. La Salle, April 7.
 
The student receiving this award pledges to:

  • Provide 50 hours of service to the school in ways determined appropriate by the selection committee
  • Attempt to "pay back" the award received at some future date with some additional token of their appreciation (not legally binding)
 

The fund is to be increased each year by an appeal to alumni and/or fund raising activities. Solicited funds may not be allocated for any other purpose.

The school agrees to match the awarded amount with "tuition forgiveness" or tuition aid from other sources.

Click HERE to apply.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CURRENT STUDENTS

SARAH O'NEILL BARONE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Funded by David Barone and the Knights of Columbus
A scholarship ranging from $1,000-$6,000 for a student in need whose family has experienced a tragic loss of a parent or guardian.
 

JAMES PALMER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

A scholarship in an amount to be determined will be awarded to a current senior displaying strong character, academic achievement and has demonstrated financial need. Please submit a 500 word or less essay that describes how the student exemplifies the type of strong character expected of a Seton LaSalle student as well as his/her dedication to academic achievement. Essay must be submitted to the Admissions Department.
Deadline: March 3, 2022
 

JOYCE DEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a senior who displays a strong Christian attitude and a genuine enthusiasm and love of learning.
Click HERE to apply. Deadline: March 3, 2022
 

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF WESTERN PA SCHOLARSHIPS

Junior Achievement offers scholarships to rising sophomores, juniors or seniors who have participated in Junior Achievement programs at Seton LaSalle or another Catholic high school in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Erie or Altoona/Johnstown.
 

MICHAEL J. RILEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior based on an application and an essay describing how participating in Seton LaSalle athletics is preparing them to be a successful leader in the future.
 
Michael J Riley '68, equally tough and compassionate, was respected as a true leader in sports, in business, and in life. He earned a full scholarship to the University of Miami where he played both football and baseball. Upon graduation, he played for the Kansas City Chiefs and World Football League Philadelphia Bells. 

When his playing days ended, Mike applied the same grit, tenacity, and passion he had as a sportsman to business. He founded All Pro Painters and over thirty years grew it into one of the premier residential and commercial painting companies in Western Pennsylvania. 

Mike always attributed his successes on and off the field to the values he learned while attending South Catholic. As a fitting honor, his family established the Michael J. Riley Memorial Scholarship, a yearly tuition grant given to student athletes.

Click HERE to apply. Deadline: March 3, 2022
Students who receive a merit-based scholarship may also be eligible for need-based financial aid if further need is demonstrated.  Apply for financial aid using the online FACTS Assessment tool by clicking here.  
 
For questions about scholarship opportunities, or to discuss a customized financial aid package, please contact our Director of Admissions, Bridgette Kennedy-Riske at (412) 561-3583 ext. 514 or email [email protected]