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College Counseling and Scholarships


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

School Counselor

(Student last names A-Z)

(805) 937-2038 x116


Angelica Meza

Counseling Support

(805) 937-2038 x107


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


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!!




Award Amount

Eligibility Requirements

Elks Student of the Month/Year



By the 10th of Each Month through March 2020 to Mrs. Reasner


Selection is based on the following: community involvement, school activities, GPA must be a high school senior

Elks Most Valuable Student Competition

Completed online by 11:59 pm Central Standard Time November 5, 2019

Award: Vary from $4,000-$50,000 (over 4 years)

Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.

Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.

College students are not eligible to apply.

Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

Male and female students compete separately.

Elks Legacy Award


January 31, 2020 by 11:59 am (noon) Central Time


(over 4 years)

For the 2020 contest, any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2017, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2017, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2020. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.

The applicant must be a high school senior.

The applicant must apply online only. The 2020 Legacy Awards application deadline is January 31, 2020 at 11:59 a.m. Central Time.

If the applicant's parent and grandparent are both Elk members, the applicant must apply through the parent's Elks Lodge.

Applicants must take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) in time to received their scores before the application deadline by December 31, 2019.

Students may apply for more than one ENF scholarship; however, they may win only one. In cases where the student qualifies for more than one, we will award the scholarship with the greater value. Students can accept local and state scholarships, which are separate from the awards at the national level.

Legacy Awards may only be applied to accredited US American schools, colleges or universities. (Note: Applicants from Guam, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Philippines may apply Legacy Awards toward schools, colleges or universities in their respective homes.)

If you are selected as a 2020 Legacy Awards recipient, you will be required to perform service once a year with an Elks Lodge during the four years you are receiving the scholarship. Click here for more information about serving with the Elks.


Here are just a few...

College Board Scholarships




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


Sallie Mae's free Online Scholarship search

Scholarships On The Net (1,500)




WiredScholar Free Scholarship Search



Guaranteed Scholarships

The SJHS class of 2019 earned more than $4,481,039 in scholarships and you can too!