Planning for college, applying for scholarships

Posted on Oct 20 · Filed in Alumni, Admissions

At Seton, planning for college begins freshman year and continues through graduation, with an expert college counselor working with you one on one every step of the way. Representatives from colleges and universities across the country visit our campus each fall, connecting our students to the many options available in higher education.

Like so many Seton students, for Hailey Wilson ’15, with college planning also came applying for scholarships—several of them! As the Federal Student Aid Office of the U.S. Department of Education advises, “Find and apply for as many scholarships as you can—it’s free money for college or career school! There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious group, and professional and social organizations.”  

Like so many Seton graduates, Hailey’s application efforts yielded several scholarships! In fact, for the Seton class of ’15, 62 percent of the 119 graduates received one or more scholarships, earning nearly $4.4 million in combined total scholarships. Hailey earned five scholarships, four of which from private colleges and universities: Trinity University in San Antonio, Lake Forest College in Illinois, Chapman University in California, Centre College in Kentucky and Arizona State University. Which to choose?  

Hailey attends Trinity University, a private liberal arts college, where she earned the Trustees’ Scholarship for academic merit and signed to play softball. While at Seton, Hailey was a member of the softball team, basketball team, Student Council, and she received the Film Student of the Year Award as a Seton Catholic TV on-air talent and behind the scenes writer and editor. Now a proud Trinity Tiger, always a Sentinel!   

For more information on Seton’s college planning process, visit our Admissions Office and click on the College Prep Viewbook. 


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