SFCC Student Weekly Connection 1/12/2023

AWARD SPRING-Scholarship 

Opened for Scholarship Applications on July 27 

One simple application puts you in consideration for State Institutional and Foundation Private Scholarships available for new or returning students and part-time or full-time students.  Please see the attached flyer for more information. 


SFCC presents Café Con Las Comadres, hosted by Doctora Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos, every second Wednesday of the month.  Join us for our next gathering on January 18,  located in the West Wing Upper-Level Student Affairs comfort area  (next to the I-Room),  from 8:30 am – 9:30am.  This is a gender inclusive community of friends who gather to empower the lives of one another through advocacy, navigation, support, and resources.   This is a safe shared space.  Please see the attached flyer for more information. 


Check out SFCC’s Career Coach.  We have 85+ job postings from local businesses that are waiting to hear from you.  Create a profile and quickly craft your resume.  Career Coach will even suggest tasks and skills to include based on your work experience.  Once your resume is complete you can quickly apply for any job, we have posted in Career Coach.  If you don’t know what kind of job you want, you can take an assessment that matches you up with careers.  Or just search for any program or career.  Explore broad career pathways that match your strengths and interests.  Compare careers with a pathway: salaries, required education, and more.  Explore the programs that will train you for your favorite career.  Quickly apply for programs by jumping over to SFCC’s program page.   Click on the link below to start your career search!!! Career Coach


SFCC Library will be joined by the Santa Fe Children’s Museum with a story time and the opportunity to take home complimentary children’s STEAM kits. Questions? email:  All SFCC Community Members Are Welcome!  Additional story time dates:

  • Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 15, 20232 to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 15, 20232 to 3 p.m.


SFCC has partnered with Uwill, a mental health and wellness platform for colleges, as an extension to SFCC Counseling Services. Students have an immediate, secure, and convenient way to receive online-based counseling services should the need arise. 

  • Choose a therapist based on your preferences including issue, gender, language, ethnicity 
  • Choose a time that fits your schedule with day, night and weekend availability 
  • Choose your appointment type, video, phone, chat, or message

Register for a Uwill account using your SFCC email address. For details, refer to the Uwill FAQ and User Guide


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 has moved to room LL305. Come by and visit to see our new improved location and maybe do some shopping at the same time.  Campus cupboard 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 any 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 experiencing 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 or join one of the financial aid workshops listed above.   The 2022-2023 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   

HIRING EVENT                                                    

New Mexico Workforce Connection is holding a Hiring Event (Dress for Success).  Wednesday, January 18th, 2023, at 525 Camino De Los Marquez, Santa Fe.  Bring multiple copies of your resume.  Be prepared for on the spot interviews!!!  Please see the attached flyer for more information.


  1. Monday January 16, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day-Campus Closed
  2. Tuesday January 17, Classes begin for 16-week session and 1st 8-week session.
  3. Tuesday – Wednesday January 17 & 18, Schedule changes only (drop/add) for 16-week & 1st 8-week sessions.
  4. 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 
  5. 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 (      


 The application for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Minority Serving Educational Institute Student Partnership Program (MEISPP)   internships is open for three more weeks (January 31st deadline – 11:59PM EST) so there is still time to encourage someone to apply.  They’ll need to start their application and request a letter of recommendation right away – this is done inside the application platform (Zintellect) – but the application itself is straight-forward.                                                                               

The program is limited to applicants from minority-serving institutions, and this means that the applicant pool is limited, and chances of   students receiving an offer are good!                                                          

There are lots of great opportunities for different levels of experience and areas of interest (not just STEM).  They are available at DOE   offices and labs all over the U.S. and may be in-person or virtual.         

There will be webinars on January 12th at 2:00EST and January 18th at 2:00EST to answer questions about the program and help   students  with their application. If you would like to join us, you can register through the hyperlinks above.


When a spot comes available at the Kids Campus, students get priority placement. Kids Campus wants to support student parents and hopes that those needing childcare will get on the waitlist.
Children of degree-seeking SFCC students, SFCC employees, and full-time students at the Higher Education Center are prioritized for placement to support a two-generation philosophy of education at the college. 

Visit the Kids Campus website for more information. Students receive a 10% discount on the cost of Kids Campus and NM Early Childhood Education and Care Development offers Child Care Assistance to income-eligible students. 

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION  (2022-2023) 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.  

Se habla Español. 

SFCC, Santa Fe County, Stagecoach Foundation, Inc., and Santa Fe Film Office announce applications now open for free training program to become a film and television production assistant

PROTEC will offer free training on weekends February 11 – 26.  Applications due on January 31, qualified applicants will get up to 160 hours paid work experience.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.


Student Parent Success Program:

SFCC is offering individual coaching and support and up to $750/semester to student parents under age 30 with a child ages 0-5 or expecting. Apply by January 25th to participate:   Please see attached flyer for more information

Student Parent Advisory Group

Make a difference at SFCC for student parents like you and receive up to $350/semester! Apply to join the new student parent advisory group.  


Entries are being accepted for the SFCC writing awards now through 12 noon on March 1, 2023.

Categories include poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, academic essay, image/photography, instructor-nominated, & en español. Winners receive $50 and runners-up receive $25 

Winners, runners-up, and honorable mentions will all be published in Accolades, will be invited to read at the celebration, and will also be considered for the SFCC Foundation Richard Bradford Memorial Creative Writing Scholarship

  • Applicants must be enrolled in at least three credits and should not yet have earned a degree. 
  • Entries should be no more than 5 pages in length, typed, and attached as Word documents (or jpgs for images/photography). 
  • No more than 6 submissions, excluding instructor nominations. 
  • Please remove any identifying information from the entries. 

Email submissions (or questions) to Please include name, A#, phone number, and the titles & categories of entries.


TRIO is accepting applications for Fall 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. 


HACU has partnered with Tutorgigs to provide opportunities for students to earn while they learn! Please inform any of your students seeking to earn some income while leaving a positive impact on others. Stay tuned for updates on our upcoming monthly informational webinars this fall.    Please see the attached flyer for more information. 

USDA now accepting applications for the 2023 E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program 

The application period is open for the annual E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program. The program brings faculty and staff from Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and Hispanic-Serving School Districts (HSSDs) to Washington, D.C., where they meet with USDA leaders, learn about the federal government, and share their insights with students and colleagues in their home institutions and communities. 

Education and High School Fellowships are for faculty and staff at Hispanic-Serving Institutions or Hispanic-Serving School Districts. Participants attend a one-week program in Washington, D.C. 

Science Fellowships are for science faculty at HSIs to collaborate with leading USDA scientists. Participants will spend the first week in Washington, D.C. and then spend a second week at a USDA research facility. 

Important Dates: 

  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2023 (all materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. PST) 
  • Fellowships are awarded: May 2023 
  • Travel to Washington, D.C.: July 9, 2023 

Program Dates: 

  • Education and High School Fellowships: July 10 – July 14, 2023 
  • Science Fellowship: July 10 – July 21, 2023 

2023 Application: 2023 E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Application 

To apply for the Kika De La Garza program and learn more about the USDA-HACU Leadership Group, visit USDA’s Hispanic-Serving Institutions National Program or contact

U.S. Department of Labor Invitation for HSIs: Virtual Job Shadow Day 

The U.S. Department of Labor is hosting a National Job Shadow Day on Thursday, February 2, 2023. The Department’s Division of Workforce Development and Inclusion is sponsoring the program. 

The four-hour event will be completely virtual; it will start at 1:00 p.m. ET and end at 5:00 p.m. ET and will be held via Microsoft Teams. 

The program will allow students interested in a civil service career to build professional skills and learn about specific pathways available to them to enter the federal workforce. 

We are asking institutions to select up to fifteen (15) students who could attend the four-hour virtual program. The event is free but has limited availability. 

Students who are invited to participate should meet the following criteria: 

  • Be at least 18-years old as of the event day (Feb 2, 2023) 
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.50 or higher, and 
  • Have an interest in learning about career opportunities in the federal government 

Each student from participating schools who commits to attending the program will get an opportunity to network with other college students and early career professionals from across the country, attend professional development workshops and hear inspirational testimonies from current federal employees who have successful careers in management, data statistics, training, worksite safety inspections, and more. 

It is likely that many who participate will miss some official class time while they are attending this event. So, it would be helpful if each student who is selected to participate clear the absence with their professor(s) ahead of time. Students who complete the program will receive a Certificate of Completion for their time, and, if needed, will receive a brief letter stating that they attended a federally sponsored virtual educational event. 

The deadline to send up to fifteen (15) names and e-mail addresses of students who would like to participate in the Job Shadow Event is Thursday, December 15, 2022. 

Please send the requested information to If you or selected students have any questions about the event, please contact Michael Hughes, Department of Labor, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist at (301) 633-2542. 

Always Your Champion,

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