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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:

Christy Reasner

Guidance Counselor

(Student last names A-L)

(805) 937-2038 x116

creasner@sjhsknights.com

Angelica Meza

Guidance Counselor

(Student last names M-Z)

(805) 937-2038 x107

ameza@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

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

Scholarship

Deadline

Award Amount

Eligibility Requirements

TAG--Trilogy Art Group Scholarship

Items must be received by April 12, 2019

$500-1000

Must have cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better and plan to enroll in a college or art institution in the fall of 2019

Must plan to major or minor in art

Applicant shall submit digital photos of artwork to christydempsey2@gmail.com

Noontime Kiwanis Club of Santa Maria

Applications must be postmarked on or before April 12, 2019

$1,000-$2,000

Past President’s Scholarship (GPA min 2.5)

  • o$1,000 scholarship is awarded to a college or junior college bound student
  • oBased on sacrifice of personal time for the betterment of the greater good
  • oSpecial consideration for students who have held a leadership position in a student organization
  • oMay include academic achievement
  • Kiwanis for Kids Fred Homann Fine Arts Scholarship (GPA min 2.5)
  • o$1,000 fine arts scholarship offered to music and fine arts students
  • oMay be used at any accredited college or junior college
  • oGoal: Culturally enrich our community
  • Kiwanis for Kids Scholarship (GPA min 2.5)
  • o$1,000
  • oMay be used at any accredited college or junior college
  • oShould have completed a minimum of 100 hours of community service during high school
  • oGoal: Community enrichment
  • Kiwanis for Kids Key Club Scholarship (GPA min 2.5)
  • o2-$2,000
  • oMay be used at any accredited college or junior college
  • oMust have been an active Key Club Member or a min. of 3 years, including senior year
  • oEmphasis on community service and leadership education
  • Aktion Club of Santa Maria (GPA min 2.0)
  • o$1,000 scholarship award will be presented to a student with a 2.0 average GPA and a physical or mental disability OR
  • oSomeone pursuing a career that will benefit people with disabilities
  • oMust plan to attend any level of college, vocational training, or trade school after high school graduation
  • Technical/Trade Degree or Certification Scholarship (GPA min 2.5)
  • o$1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who will be pursuing a technical or trades degree or certification from an accredited college or program.
  • oAward is for a student who is not planning on continuing to a 4-year college
  • oStudent’s goal should be to pursue a career in his/her chosen technical field, vocation, or trade.
  • oExamples include nursing, welding, auto repair, public safety, culinary arts, early childhood education, etc.
  • Richard and Sharon Hermann Scholarships
  • (2 separate awards)
  • (GPA min 2.5)
  • o2-$1,000 scholarships offered to a college or junior college bound student who has overcome difficult economic circumstances to obtain high school diploma
  • oAcademic achievement (GPA, awards)
  • oCommunity service
  • Joshua Geoffrey Shaffner Memorial Scholarship
  • (GPA min 2.5)
  • o$1,000 scholarship offered to a St. Joseph High School senior who is college or junior college bound
  • oSponsored by Jeff, Amy, and Jerrod Shaffner
  • oAcademic achievement (GPA, awards)
  • oExtra-curricular activities such as clubs or sports
  • oCommunity service
  • oDifficult economic or other circumstance
  • oPreference given for overcoming a difficult hardship to obtain a high school diploma
  • Moats Family Scholarship
  • (GPA min 2.5)
  • o2-$1,000 scholarships offered to a college or junior college bound student who is considering a path into the medical field
  • oSponsored by Michael and Susan Moats
  • oAcademic achievement (GPA, awards)
  • oCommunity service
  • oDifficult economic circumstances
  • McInerney Family Scholarship
  • (GPA min 2.5)
  • o2-$1,000 scholarship offered to a college or junior college bound student who has graduated from Arellanes Junior High School
  • oSponsored by Bill and Tiffany Fife McInerney
  • oAcademic achievement (GPA, awards)
  • oCommunity service
  • oDifficult economic circumstances considered
  • Eric Okerblom STEM Scholarship
  • (GPA min 3.5)
  • o$2,000 scholarship ($1,000 per year for two years) offered to a student bound for a four-year college.
  • oPreference given to those students who intend on pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)
  • oSponsored by the Okerblom family and the Kiwanis Club of Santa Maria Valley.
  • oAcademic achievement (GPA, awards) in related fields
  • oCommunity involvement
  • SMHS Garrett Jason Galvez Memorial Scholarship
  • (GPA min 3.0)
  • o$1,000 scholarship offered to a SMHS graduate who participated in extra-curricular activities
  • who is college or junior college bound
  • oIdeal candidates will state in an essay the sport or activity that he or she participated in and its impact on them
  • oCommunity service
  • oThis scholarship is offered in memory of Garrett J. Galvez, who was a scholar athlete and 1989 graduate of SMHS, but who died tragically in May 1990
  • Breanna Nicole Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship Foundation
  • (GPA min 3.0)
  • o$1,000 scholarship
  • oBree was an extraordinary teenager filled with energy and persistence with a passion for life.
  • oShe never hesitated to express her faith in the Lord and it was demonstrated through her love for others.
  • oRecipients of Scholarships are exceptionally qualified high school students that have demonstrated responsibility in the areas of education, social, athletic and community service
  • The Millar-White Family STEAM Scholarship (GPA min 3.0)
  • oA $500 Scholarship is offered to a female student bound for a 4-year college
  • oPlans to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering, arts, or mathematics
  • oPreference given to a female student who has participated in extracurricular activities such as sports/athletics, performing arts, or forensics/debate and/or volunteer activities to benefit the community.
  • oSponsored by the Millar-White Family in honor of the memory of Dr. Andrew Millar
  • The Millar-White Family “You wouldn’t Ask a Fish to Climb a Tree” Scholarship (GPA min 2.5)
  • oA $500 Scholarship offered to a student planning to pursue training/education at an accredited tech or trade school, junior college, or a 4-year college
  • oThe recipient will be a student who has worked to overcome a learning or emotional challenge that made traditional schooling unusually difficult (ex: diagnosed learning disability, participated in an IEP while in Jr. High or High School
  • oSponsored by the Millar-White Family in honor of the memory of Dr. Andrew Millar
  • Golden State Water Technical/Trade Degree or Certification Scholarship (GPA min 2.5)
  • oA $1,000 Scholarship is offered to a student who will be pursuing a technical or trade degree or certification from an accredited college or program.
  • oThe award is for a student not planning on continuing to a 4-year college.
  • oStudent’s goal should be to pursue a career in his/her chosen technical field, vocation, or trade.
  • oExamples include nursing, welding, auto repair, public safety, culinary arts, early childhood education, etc.
  • Golden State Water Technical/Trade Degree or Certification Scholarship (GPA min 3.5)
  • oA $1,000 Scholarship is offered to a student bound for a 4-year college who plans to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics
  • oShould have academic achievement in related fields

Santa Maria Breakfast Rotary Club

Return to Mrs. Reasner by

April 17, 2019

@ 3:00 pm

Up to $2,000

Vocational Scholarships - Up to $1,000 Total *

8 Vocational scholarships of $1,000 will be granted

Selected from either a graduating high school senior entering a vocational program at a technical school or a vocational program such as the Police, Fire, Nursing, Industrial Welding, Automotive or Other Vocational Programs at community colleges such as Hancock or Cuesta Colleges

High school students apply for scholarship – Club selects up to 2 winners

Award size to help defray costs of vocational program student is entering

S.M. Breakfast Rotary Memorial Scholarship - $6,000 total

Three scholarships of $2,000 each

Selected from all high schools at large

100% based on community service

Presented in memory of all deceased S.M. Breakfast Rotarians

S.M. Breakfast Rotary Special Recognition Awards - Total = $22,000

$1,000 each awarded to 22 top students selected from all high schools in the Santa Maria Valley.

Same criteria from scholarship process in the past to be used: Academic, Community Service, Ltr. of Rec., and Essay

S.M. Breakfast Rotary Hancock College Bound Support Awards - Up to $2,000

Four $500 awards selected at large from all the applicants who will be attending Hancock College their freshman year.

Scholarship is renewable for an additional $500 in their second year provided student has completed 18 units by the end of their first year and has maintained a minimum 2.50 G.P.A.

In 2017, Breakfast Rotary will provide up to four $500 awards to second year Hancock Students along with these four $500 awards to first year Hancock Students or a total of $4,000.

Other: Continue practice of precluding children and grand-children of S.M Breakfast Rotarians from receiving scholarships from Club.

2019 Jack Baldwin Memorial Scholarship

Postmarked no later than April 19, 2019

$1,500

Student must be planning to attend a trade or technical school or similar vocation program

Demonstrated high scholastic standing, non-paid participation in community service organizations or projects

2019 R.L. Walmsley Memorial Scholarship

Postmarked no later than April 19, 2019

$2,000

Student must be planning to attend a 4-year college/university

  • Demonstrated high scholastic standing, non-paid participation in community service organizations or projects

Doris Vosburg Memorial Scholarship

Must be received no later than April 19, 2019 at the association office

(see application for submission details)

Does not state

Pursuing a career in the business or finance field

Full-time student at a junior college or accredited college/university

Glenna Pensinger Memorial Scholarship

Must be received no later than April 19, 2019 at the association office

(see application for submission details)

Does not state

Pursuing a career in Agri-Business

Full-time student at a junior college or accredited college/university

Daniel B. Dingman Scholarship for Peace and Justice 2016

April 20, 2019

$1,000

Must attend St. Joseph, Orcutt Academy or Righetti High Schools or live in Los Alamos, California

Must be a senior in good standing

Must intent to pursue your education at a 2- or 4-year college/university

Must demonstrate a commitment to a cause or causes outside of themselves as demonstrated by service to others for the common good (see application for details)

Frances C. Dingman Scholarship for the Creative Arts

April 20, 2019

$1,000

Must attend St. Joseph or Righetti High Schools or live in Los Alamos, California

Must be a senior in good standing

Must intent to pursue your education at a 2- or 4-year college/university or an accredited art institute

Creative arts can include but is not limited to: performing arts, visual arts, and creative writing

  • oThis definition is broad, so please ask your counselor if you qualify.
  • oStudents must submit 2 examples of their work. One should be a project that was submitted for a grade and the other can be the student’s preference

N.A.A.C.P.

Scholarship Fund


Postmarked no later than

April 29, 2019

Varies

Students must graduate or have graduated from an accredited high school

3.0 GPA or better

Must be dedicated to a career in a substantive field

Must write essay of 300-500 words

Must provide 1 letter of recommendation

Must provide official transcript

Must be a verifiable member of the N.A.A.C.P. (proof of membership card or membership application)

oAPPLY HERE

Provide Student Aid Report from FAFSA

Filipino Seniors Association of Santa Maria Valley Scholarship

Applications must be received or postmarked no later than

5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2019

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 decent

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

Sumi Araki-Kawaguchi Scholarship

Please complete and return by May 1, 2019

$250

Must be graduating from St. Joseph High School

Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA

Must demonstrate an interest in music or aquatics

Must be enrolling in a 4-year or 2-year college or university

Ted Paul Mainini Scholarship

Please complete and return by May 1, 2019

$1,000 for up to

4 years

Must be graduating from St. Joseph High School

Must enroll at a 4-year college/university

Based on financial need

Judith Radford Sanders Performing Arts Fund Scholarship

Please complete and return by May 1, 2019

$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

PDT—2019 Charles C. Forbes Engineering and Design Scholarship

Postmarked by May 24, 2019

$1,000

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.

PDT—2019 James L. Bartlett Jr. Engineering and Design Scholarship

Postmarked by May 24, 2019

$2,000

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

All Applicants Must:

Intend to enroll in an Engineering Bachelor of Science Program.

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.

Ted Monighetti Scholarship

Additional Info


Postmarked by July 1, 2019

$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


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