SFCC Student Weekly Connection 04/01/2022


 Open House  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14

You will have the opportunity to meet and talk with national Ford Motor Company Technical Placement Specialist Cesar Martinez.  Martinez, who is bilingual, is happy to respond to questions in either Spanish or English. He will discuss résumé writing tips, interviewing skills, opportunities in the automotive industry, and will share information about Ford Motor Company in four scheduled presentations: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in English, and  11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Spanish.  There will be great auto-related giveaways and SFCC swag available. Find out more and register at


Hourly compensation for a minimum of 15 hours per week.  Please see attached flyer for more information.  For an application call 505-428-1775 or email:

COUNSELING SERVICES SUPPORT GROUPS offered for the second half of the Spring semester!

Counseling Services is offering new rounds of telehealth groups, including a General Support Group and a Nursing Support Group. Each group will meet for 6 weeks beginning the week of April 4th, and each session will last one hour.

Drop-in General Support*: Wednesdays at 12 noon

  • Stay engaged and supported through the final 8 weeks of Spring semester
  • Learn techniques and skills to lower test anxiety
  • Acquire healthy and fun methods of de-stressing 
  • Share your concerns and accomplishments through group support
  • Drop-in Wednesdays @noon when you can or when you need to

Drop-in Nursing Support**: Fridays at 12 noon

  • Receive the support you need to stay engaged in the nursing program
  • Learn techniques to lower test anxiety, including meditation and breathing exercises
  • Share your challenges in a safe, supportive, and confidential space
  • Support your fellow nursing student peers and receive support from them
  • Drop-in Fridays @ noon when you can or when you need to 

Please email if you are interested in participating in one of these groups or would like to sign up for individual sessions. We very much look forward to having you!


Please remember,  students who are enrolled to attend an on-the-ground class or need access to campus (main or HEC) must upload their vaccination information or submit a request for medical or religious exemption.   Students who do not meet this requirement will be disenrolled (withdrawn from all on-the ground classes) and will remain financially responsible.

You will find all the information on how to upload your vaccination information or how to submit an exemption request on the below link:

​Join the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce at the 2022 Business Expo + Career Resource Fair Thursday, April 21.  If you’re hiring, seeking Business Resources, job hunting or developing your network, you need to be at the Expo.  Please see attached flyer for more information.  


  • April 20, 2022 from 11 am-1 pm
  • May 25, 2022 from 11 am-1 pm

Santa Fe Community College students and prospective SFCC students can get assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online via Zoom from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m on the dates listed above. Visit for details. The FASFA form is the first step for many to gain access to free money for college. There is still time to apply for funds for this academic year, as well as the next academic year. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at or call 505-428-1268.


Student Success has just launched a Financial Well-being and Literacy course to help our students ensure they are on a path to financial well-being and making good choices about their money and their future. Watch a preview, an introduction by SFCC Student Resource Coordinator Jocelyn Hernandez-Monsalvo:  Nusenda and SFCC also have a co-branded Financial Wellness website with lots of useful information and tools:   You can access the course by clicking on the “Financial Literacy” button in the Welcome section of the MySFCC homepage.


The campus cupboard (Room 302E) is offering FREE FOOD this spring semester.  Students can visit weekly during open hours to select their own products or pick up a prepacked box.   We currently do not require and student identification.  Personal hygiene (menstrual products) are available from Free Flow NM.  You may schedule an appointment using the Campus Cupboards Booking link on MYSFCC.  Check out the new QR code created for the Campus Cupboard which takes you quickly to the Campus Cupboard Bookings site.  From there you can shop online or set up an appointment to shop.  They have contactless pickup and even delivery.  Please see the attached flyer for these services.    Question call 505/428-1775 or email:


1)  Are you a currently enrolled in the Fall semester and are experiences some financial challenges?  Have you experienced a recent emergency and need just a little help?  Apply today through the Student Emergency Fund.  Applications can be found on your MYSFCC page under Resources (Emergency Assistance Fund).  Applications are reviewed frequently, and funds are directly awarded to your account.  (The funds cannot cover the cost of tuition or books.)

2)  Did you know that you may be eligible forFREE GRANT MONEY?  Have you completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  If not, it’s easy, apply today at  Even if you are taking a few classes, you may still be eligible.  For more information, please contact our financial aid office at (505) 428-1268.   The 2021-2022 FAFSA applications are available now.


The Gene Haas Scholarship for Engineering Machining Technology AAS

Part-time students (6-11 credits) can receive a scholarship of $300 per semester, and full-time students (12 or more credits) can receive $500. New students are eligible, and continuing students must maintain a semester and cumulative GPA of 2.5. In addition, students must: declare a major in the Engineering Machining Technology AAS, be a New Mexico resident, and file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Dreamers Financial Aid Application. 

The Gene Haas Scholarship can be combined with other scholarship options like the Opportunity Scholarship and the Lottery Scholarship.  For more information on scholarships and links to applications, go to

directly with hiring managers and a mix of current employees at HP. 

They will give participants the opportunity to hear about the different roles that HP has to offer and what the managers are looking for in a candidate. 


1. Students will not be dropped for non-payment.  If you are currently enrolled, you must pay in full or make payment arrangements with the cashier’s office.  Contact them today at

2. Students need to pay their current balance to register for the subsequent term.  Please contact the Cashiers office today or visit your student account online (


FREE consultation with an attorney for those representing themselves

Areas of law served: Consumer debt, Contracts, Employment, Expungement, Family Law, Landlord/Tenant, Name Change/Real ID, Probate, Public Benefits, Real Property.  Please see attached flyer for more information and contacts.


Counseling Services is offering an online Parent Support Group!  11 a.m. to noon on Thursdays. The group is free, confidential, and not part of your student record. Come meet fellow student parents in a welcoming space where you can support one another through your SFCC journeys. Email to sign up and receive a Zoom link.


Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) Home Visiting Safe Sleep Program

ECECD Home Visiting provides to any New Mexico family a Safe Sleep Baby Kit containing materials to foster a Safe Sleep environment in a variety of spaces. Their purpose is to provide all families in New Mexico access to and awareness of a Safe Sleep environment in a way that is respectful, culturally responsive, equitable, and informed. The Safe Sleep Baby Kit is distributed upon a family’s request by Home Visiting programs and partner agencies and organizations throughout our state. The kit includes a travel bassinet, infant clothing, baby board books, and educational materials about Safe Sleep, baby’s development, and resources available to families of young children in our state. The Safe Sleep Baby Kit is available to families regardless of income, home language, citizenship status, or family structure. To receive a free kit, call 1-800-691-9067 to connect with a program. There is no obligation to sign up for the program to receive a kit.

El ECECD ofrece a todas las familias de Nuevo México un kit de sueño seguro para bebés, el cual contiene materiales para fomentar un ambiente de sueño seguro en una amplia variedad de espacios. Su propósito es ofrecer a todas las familias en Nuevo México acceso y conciencia sobre la importancia de un ambiente de sueño seguro y hacerlo de una manera respetuosa, culturalmente receptiva, equitativa e informada. Los programas de visitas a hogares y las agencias y organizaciones asociadas de todo el estado distribuyen a pedido el kit de sueño seguro para bebés. El kit incluye un moisés de viaje, ropa de bebé, libros de hojas duras para bebés y materiales educativos sobre sueño seguro, desarrollo del bebé y recursos disponibles para las familias de niños pequeños en nuestro estado. El kit de sueño seguro para bebés se encuentra disponible para todas las familias, independientemente de sus ingresos, el idioma del hogar, condición de ciudadanía o la estructura familiar. Para recibir un kit sin cargo, puede llamar al 1-800-691-9067 para comunicarse con el programa. No es obligatorio inscribirse para recibir el kit

If you missed the Emergency Rental Assistance Program Information Session, please visit to watch it.

Si se perdió la Sesión de Información del Programa de Asistencia de Alquiler de Emergencia, visite para verla.

If you missed The Food Depot Information Session, please visit to watch.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION  (2021-2022) Available Now

SFCC can help you pay for college with scholarships. One simple application puts you in consideration for state institutional and Foundation private scholarships.  Scholarships are available for new and returning, part time and full-time students to help pay for college for the upcoming academic year.  Scholarships are also available for second generation college students, Veterans, Native American students, Hispanic students and students with disabilities (must be registered with the SAS department at  SFCC offers performance-based scholarships through Contract for a Better Tomorrow (CBT).

For more information and to apply go to:

If you have questions or need assistance, email the Financial Aid Office at from your SFCC student email account.  Make sure to include your Student ID number in the email. 

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Available today and is open through April 10th. Here is the link to the homepage which contains the scholarship portal that students can use to apply: Scholarship Opportunity Please note that there are three different scholarship opportunities with different requirements for each (e.g. essay, video, slideshow). There are past scholarship recipients’ videos and essays available to view here for reference. 

To be eligible, students must have plans to enroll in the fall of 2022 in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or in a full-time trade/vocational school. Full-time undergraduate students already enrolled at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or trade/vocational school are also eligible.  Students agree to use their name and photograph for publication by US Eagle relating to this program by submitting their application. Applicants must be members or relatives of a current member at US Eagle. Employees, volunteers, and immediate family members of employees at US Eagle are not eligible.


Apply NOW for Spring Semester Student Employment at Santa Fe Community College! Student Work Study is a financial aid need-based program that provides a student funds earned through part-time employment currently paying at a rate of $12.32 per hour. Eligible students can work up to 20 hours per week.  See attached flyer for eligibility and more information or contact

Look forward to your monthly newsletter that will be available every third week of the month. You can catch the latest calendar of events, check out submissions from fellow students, or even learn some new tips to keep motivated during the semester. We look forward to a new beginning with all of the students here at Santa Fe Community College.  Please see the complete newsletter attached.


Music Festival featuring Kumbia Kings All Starz, Ellas and Bri Bagwell. A fun exciting display of a variety of music; Country, country rock, reggeaton, Spanish-Mexican Cumbias all in one concert!

Doors open at 4:00 PM | Event begins 6:00 PM

COVID safe practices will be in place.  To include; proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID test.  Negative result must be no more than 48 hours prior to event.  To purchase tickets and for more information click here


TRIO is accepting applications for Spring 2022!   TRIO offers eligible students great services including academic coaching, tutoring, cultural activities, workshops and study space.  Check out the attached flyer for information on services and eligibility, or visit the TRIO web page to apply now! Contact the TRIO office at or 505-428-1364.  

UNM – SFCC HC AMBASSADORS PROGRAM is now taking applications for Fall 2022 SFCC students who are interested in pursuing healthcare careers. This federally funded program provides opportunities for students from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds to explore healthcare options while also offering tutoring support to be successful in college. The deadline for the application process is September 15, 2022. For more information on eligibility and program benefits, see program information sheet.


The New Mexico Technology Council 2022 Women in Technology Scholarship sponsored by Nusenda Credit Union is now accepting applications from women who want to pursue a career in STEM or gain the skills need to advance in her STEM career.  Applications are due April 6, 2022.  One honoree will be awarded $5,000 scholarship.  Please share this opportunity will women in your network.Learn more and apply by clicking on this link Annual Women in Technology Scholarship Application Form


The Donohue Family SkillPointe Scholarship Contest is open to applicants who are U.S. citizens of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, and are sixteen (16) years of age or older at the time of application. Applicants must be pursuing non-credit courses at an approved community college, technical college or other training institution. Non-credit courses do not count toward a college degree. Current employees, officers, directors and agents of Sponsor and its related companies and members of their immediate families (defined as spouse, parents, siblings and children) and persons residing at the same address are not eligible to win. Void where prohibited.  For more information or to submit an application go to:

Always Your Champion,

Dr. Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos
Associate Vice President for Student Success
Santa Fe Community College