Santa Maria High School 

College & Career Center 

Kimberley Washington - College and Career Specialist

805-925-2567 ext.3760  

Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday
7:45 am to 3:45 pm

 

Career Center

 

WELCOME TO THE COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER

The Santa Maria High School College and Career Center, located in the MMLC Building (inside the Library), is here to provide students with information and resources to help them plan their future after high school.  Whether a student will attend a four-year university, community college, join the military, or enter the workforce, we have helpful information.

The College and Career Center is equipped with computers so that students may apply for colleges, scholarships, or employment.  In collaboration with the School Counselors, we continue to work on building a comprehensive college-going culture for all students.  Students are welcome to come to the College and Career Center during lunch or after school to utilize the resources, study, or eat lunch.

Allan Hancock College Services

 

 If you have any questions regarding Promise, Hancock Enrollment, College Now, or Registration contact your Hancock staff, someone is available via Zoom and by appointment on Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.  Please contact Patricia Prado-Rios (Student Outreach Specialist) patricia.pradorios@hancockcollege.edu or (805) 922-6966 ext. 3198

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WORK PERMITS

Work permits are processed in the College and Career Center.  Here are important details you need to know about work permits:

  • Students need work permits if

  • 1) they are enrolled in high school AND if

  • 2) they are under 18 years old.  Once a student turns 18, they do not need a work permit, even if they are still in high school.  Once a student graduates from high school, they do not need a work permit, even if they are under the age 18 at the time of graduation.

  • Work permits can take up to 48 hours to process.  If a student turns in a work permit application before 11:00 am they will most likely be able to pick up the work permit during lunch or after school that same day.  If a student turns in a work permit application after 11:00 am, they will be able to pick up the work permit th next school day.

  • Students do not need a work permit to apply for a job - work permits are needed once a student has been hired.  Work permits are specific to the place of employment.

  • Before Ms. Washington receives the work permit application, it needs to have the folllowing sections completed:

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      • Student and Parent form stating that student has and will maintain a 2.0 g.p.a.

      • Minor's information section

      • Parent signature

      • Employer information section and signature

  • The amount of hours a student can work is not decided on by the Career Center, but by the State of California.  A breakdown of the hours allowed, based on age is available in the Career Center.

  • The Work Permit Application Form (below) may be printed and then submitted to Ms. Washington electronically.  Please submit completed applications to Ms. Washington at Kwashington@smjuhsd.org.  Ms. Washington will contact you to arrange pick up of your new Work Permit.

  • Link to Child Labor Laws Pamphlet

SCHOLARSHIPS 2020-2021

Junior (class of 2022) Scholarships

 

Monthly Scholarships:

Elks Scholarship

Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce

 

Other Resources:

Maldef (undocumented students)

Going Merry Scholarship Search Engine

Chegg

Immigrants Rising

 

 

DUE IN FEBRUARY 2021

EGIA Foundation Scholarship CLOSED

Jackie Robinson Foundation CLOSED

McDonald’s HACER® National Scholarship -  CLOSED

California Strawberry Commission - 2/15

HSF: Scholarship  

Beverage Industry College Scholarship

The Dream.US Scholarship 2/25

Sons of Italy Scholarship

 

DUE IN MARCH 2021:

Eastern Star Scholarship  

ACS Scholars Program

Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship

Minerva Club Scholarship

Alexander Bee Scholarship 3/18

Fil Am Association of Santa Maria Scholarship  

Breanna Nicole Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship  

Henry Mayo Scholarship

American Association of Blacks in Energy

Engelbretson Foundation Scholarship

 

DUE IN APRIL 2021:

Jovenes Al Exito

Santa Barbara  County CattleWomen's Scholarship

MID-COAST VETERANS ALLIANCE 2020 SCHOLARSHIP

Santa Maria Kiwanis

Santa Maria Breakfast Rotary (Vocational)

Santa Maria Breakfast Rotary (Attending AHC)

Santa Maria Breakfast Rotary ( Not Attendin

American GI Forum Education Scholarship

Class of 1970 Scholarship

Jack Baldwin Memorial Scholarship

Kiwanis, R. L. Walmsley Memorial Scholarship

SoCa 2020 Gas Scholarship (4/10/20) Please send completed application to:

Cliff Lambert. 451 Valley Dairy Road. Buellton, CA 9343

DUE IN MAY 2021:

Santa Maria High Alumni Scholarship

Benjamin Paine BSO Memorial Scholarship

Service to Humanity Scholarship

Samuel E. Wilson Volunteer of the Year Scholarship

 

 

DUE IN JUNE 2021:

CLASS OF 2021

 

DUE IN AUGUST

Moolahspot Scholarship

Make Me Laugh Scholarship  

 

 

DUE IN SEPTEMBER:

The Cameron Impact Scholarship

The Gates Scholarship

Quest Bridge

DUE IN OCTOBER:

Heisman High School Scholarship

Horatio Algers Scholarship

Coca-Cola Scholars

College Jumpstart Scholarship  

Golden Door Scholars (DACA students)

 

 

DUE IN NOVEMBER:

ELKS National Most Valuable Student Scholarship

DR. JUAN ANDRADE JR. SCHOLARSHIP FOR YOUNG HISPANIC LEADERS*

RUMBA MEATS AND USHLI SCHOLARSHIP* (11/30/20) OPEN

DUE IN DECEMBER

Dell Scholars Program - CLOSED

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation - CLOSED

Fighting Injustice Scholarship - CLOSED

Burger King McClamore  - CLOSED

Equitable Excellence Scholarship - CLOSED

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara  (priority)

Denny's Hungry for Education Scholarship  

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship - CLOSED

CC Bank's Young Scholars Scholarship - CLOSED

PB&J Scholarship - CLOSED

 

 

DUE IN JANUARY 2021:

GE Reagan Scholarship - CLOSED

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest  

The Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program - CLOSED

The Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award -CLOSED 

Ron Brown Scholars Program CLOSED

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara CLOSED        

Equality Scholarship CLOSED

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes CLOSED

Professional Business Women of California -CLOSED

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