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College Counseling and Scholarships

Guidance

Welcome to the St. Joseph High School Counseling Department. We are here to serve you and help you reach your academic, career and personal goals.

Please stop by our offices anytime or call/email to schedule a personal appointment with your counselor:

Angelica Meza

Guidance Counselor

(Student last names M-Z)

(805) 937-2038 x107

ameza@sjhsknights.com

Christy Reasner

Guidance Counselor

(Student last names A-L)

(805) 937-2038 x128

creasner@sjhsknights.com

Services that we offer include, but are not limited to:

  • Career & College Exploration
  • Assistance with the College Application process
  • Guidance with the college application Personal Essay
  • Guidance with the completion of the “Student Academic Resume”
  • Information on Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Information and Test Prep for PSAT, SAT & ACT
  • Transcript Audits of graduation/college requirements
  • Personal one on one academic guidance focusing on your “Student Educational Map”.

Scholarships

Please take a moment to preview the Financial Aid Power Points attached to the bottom of this screen. It will help explain the financial aid process. Even if you think your household income is too high, there are programs for ALL families. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your counselor. We do not want you to miss out on any financial aid opportunities that you may qualify for!!

SCHOLARSHIP INFO WILL BE UPDATED AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE

(See below for a list of scholarships offered during the 2016-17 School Year)


Scholarship

Deadline

Award Amount

Eligibility Requirements

Filipino Seniors Association of Santa Maria Valley Scholarship




1 Award -$500

1 Award -$300

1 Award -$200

  • Must have a 3.5 GPA or higher
  • Must be a graduating senior
  • Must be of Filipino descent
  • Must live in area for 2 years
  • Must attend PVHS, RHS, OAHS, SMHS, SJHS
  • Must be planning on attending an accredited university, college, or vocational school

Judith Radford Sanders Performing Arts Fund Scholarship



$1,000/year for 4 years

  • Must be a St. Joseph High School graduating senior who will enroll at a two or four-year college/university with a major in the performing arts with a preferred emphasis in dance
  • Consideration will be given for financial need
  • Must maintain full-time enrollment in fine arts and a 2.5 GPA

Your Orcutt Youth Organization

(YOYO)



Not Stated

  • Must be enrolled Seniors in a Orcutt area high school
  • If attending college, must have graduated from an Orcutt area high school
  • Must enroll full-time in college for 2016-2017 school year
  • Financial need and community involvement are considered

PDT—2017 Charles C. Forbes Engineering and Design Scholarship



$1,000

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

All Applicants Must:

  • Intend to enroll in an engineering or engineering design program at a 2 yr. College, or Trade School.
  • Be a high school senior.
  • Be a citizen of the United States at the date of application.
  • Have a 3.0 grade point average. SAT scores will also be considered.
  • Fill this form in completely -this includes Social Security number if missing you will be automatically disqualified.

PDT—2017 James L. Bartlett Jr. Engineering Scholarship



$2,000

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

All Applicants Must:

  • Intend to enroll in an engineering or engineering design program at a College, University or Trade School.
  • Be a high school senior.
  • Be a citizen of the United States at the date of application.
  • Have a 3.0 grade point average. SAT scores will also be considered.
  • Fill this form in completely -this includes Social Security number, if missing you will be automatically disqualified.

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship


$1,000

This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.

Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship


$1,000

This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college.

Santa Maria Valley Contractors Association, Inc.



Not Stated

A qualified applicant is “a full time student accepted to or attending a junior college or four-year university, or an apprenticeship program or union trade school, who is or will be majoring in or pursuing subjects related to the field of construction.” Anyone not going into a construction field will not be considered.

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program


Up to $2,500

  • Be a high school graduate or graduating senior
  • Plan to enroll in eligible program in Fall 2017
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit community college in the U.S.
  • Demonstrate critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship


$1,000

$1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:

  • A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
  • A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare
  • This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.

Ted Monighetti Scholarship



$1,000

  • Student must plan to attend an accredited university, junior college, or trade school
  • Any major can apply, but agricultural majors are strongly considered.
  • Must submit 2 letters of recommendation, 1 must be from a teacher
  • The applicant must also submit a one page handwritten autobiographical essay describing his/her educational/career goals, extracurricular activities etc., and why he/she deserves to receive this scholarship.
  • Current year’s transcript must accompany the application

Summit Disability Law Group


$1,000

  • You must have proof that you are or plan on attending a college or university. (ex. transcripts, acceptance letter, screenshot of grades, picture of acceptance letter, etc.)
  • You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • You must have a physician documented disability.

Fisher & Talwar $1,000 Legal Inspiration Scholarship

November 15, 2017

$1,000

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be a full-time student who is currently attending (or planning to attend) an accredited institution of higher education
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA


SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINES

Here are just a few...

College Board Scholarships

Fastweb

FinAid

This is a scholarship search engine which includes other helpful information regarding other types of aid, loans, calculations, other questions, etc.

Scholarships.com

Sallie Mae's free Online Scholarship search

Scholarships On The Net (1,500)

http://www.college-scholarships.com/free_scholarsh...

WiredScholar Free Scholarship Search

www.studentscholarships.org

http://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/

Guaranteed Scholarships

The SJHS class of 2016 earned more than $4,000,000 in scholarships and you can too!

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