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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 x128

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

2018 SoCalGas Scholarship Program

April 20, 2018 by 3 pm to Mrs. Reasner

$5,000

  • Applicants must be graduating seniors of an accredited public or private high school.
  • Students must enroll full-time beginning the fall semester of the current year.
  • High school graduates must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated strong community involvement.
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated financial need.
  • Students majoring in engineering, business, accounting and math will be given priority, but students majoring in other fields are not excluded from applying.
  • Children or dependents of elected or appointed officials are not eligible.
  • Children of employees of SoCalGas or any Sempra Energy company are not eligible.

Daniel B. Dingman Scholarship for Peace and Justice 2018

April 20, 2018

$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
  • 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)

2018 Jack Baldwin Memorial Scholarship

(download application at bottom of page)

Postmarked no later than April 20, 2018

$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

2018 R.L. Walmsley Memorial Scholarship

(download application at bottom of page)

Postmarked no later than April 20, 2018

$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

Santa Maria Breakfast Rotary Club

(download application at bottom of page)

Postmarked no later than April 20, 2018

Up to $2,000

Vocational Scholarships - Up to $1,000 Total

  • Eight Vocational Scholarships of $500 will be granted
  • High school senior selected who will be entering either 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

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 = $18,000

  • $1,000 each awarded to 18 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.
  • Other: Continue practice of precluding children and grand-children of S.M Breakfast Rotarians from receiving scholarships from Club.

TAG--Trilogy Art Group Scholarship

(please download application from bottom of page)

Items must be received by April 25, 2018

$500

  • Must have cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better and plan to enroll in a college or art institution in the fall of 2018
  • Applicant shall submit digital photos of artwork to shaysie1942@gmail.com

Filipino Seniors Association of Santa Maria Valley Scholarship

(please download application from bottom of page)

Applications must be received or postmarked no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2018

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

Doris Vosburg Memorial Scholarship

(please download application from bottom of page)

Must be received by 5:00pm on April 30,2018

(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

(please download application from bottom of page)

Must be received by 5:00pm on April 30, 2018

(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

Judith Radford Sanders Performing Arts Fund

(please download application from bottom of page)

Please complete and return to Ms. Perez by May 1, 2018

$1000/year for up to 4 years

  • Must be graduating from St. Joseph High School
  • Must enroll at a 4-year college/university
  • Must major in performing arts with a preferred emphasis in dance
  • Based on financial need
  • Must maintain a minimum 2.5 gpa in college

Mark Poindexter Memorial Scholarship

(please download application from bottom of page)

Please complete and return to Ms. Perez by May 1, 2018

$500

  • Must be graduating from St. Joseph High School
  • Minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA
  • Must show financial need
  • Must demonstrate an interest in aviation or ag science and management
  • Must be enrolling in a 4-year or 2-year college or university

Sumi Araki-Kawaguchi Scholarship

(please download application from bottom of page)

Please complete and return to Ms. Perez by May 1, 2018

$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 download application from bottom of page)

Please complete and return to Ms. Perez by May 1, 2018

$1,000/year 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

Your Orcutt Youth Organization

(YOYO)

(please download application from bottom of page)

Please complete and return by May 10, 2018 to Mrs. Reasner

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 2018-2019 school year
  • Financial need and community involvement are considered

PDT—2018 Charles C. Forbes Engineering and Design Scholarship

(please download application from bottom of page)

Postmarked by May 25, 2018

$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—2018 James L. Bartlett Jr. Engineering and Design Scholarship

(please download application from bottom of page)

Postmarked by May 25, 2018

$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.

CACESF Scholarship

June 1, 2018 @ 11:59 pm

6 Scholarships from $1,500-2,500

  • Must submit an original essay on the following topic: The importance of establishing and maintaining good financial credit during your college years
  • Open to juniors and seniors

Ted Monighetti Scholarship

(download application at bottom of page)

Postmarked by July 1, 2018

$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

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.

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Sallie Mae's free Online Scholarship search

Scholarships On The Net (1,500)

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WiredScholar Free Scholarship Search

www.studentscholarships.org

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

Guaranteed Scholarships

The SJHS class of 2017 earned more than $4,200,000 in scholarships and you can too!

Remember for Priority Aid you must apply by March 2nd!

FAFSA Presentation

Scholarship Applications