SFCC Student Weekly Connection 1/28

Spring is off to a great start!!!

Black History Month

SGA’s “I have a dream “Event

Write three to five sentences or submit art that illustrates what’s your Dream:  Submission Dates: Feb.1 – Feb. 14.  Send entries to:  Students will receive a $5 gift card to SFCC’s East Wing Eatery

Don’t Forget to Upload Your Vaccination Information

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 must have this complete no later than Monday, January 24.  Students who do not meet this requirement may be disenrolled (withdrawn from all on-the ground classes) and will remain financially responsible.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:

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement – Santa Fe Community College – Exemption Requirements and Requests. With the FDA’s full approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Aug. 23, 2021, permitted exemptions from the vaccine requirement are restricted to health conditions or religious beliefs approved by the SFCC Covid Vaccine Exemption Review Panel.

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from Here’s what you need to know about your order:

  • Limit of one order per residential address
  • One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
  • Orders will ship free starting in late January

COUNSELING SERVICES: Six-week Spring semester support groups begin in February
General Support: Wednesdays at noon
Cultivating Joy: Thursdays at 2 p.m.

Each group session is one hour and will meet for 6 weeks beginning the first week in February.  Please email if you are interested in participating in one of these groups. We very much look forward to having you!


Free online FAFSA workshops:

February 2, 2022 from 11 am-1 pm

February 23, 2022 from 11 am-1 pm

March 23, 2022 from 11 am-1 pm

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.


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 any student identification. Personal hygiene (menstrual) products are available from Free Flow NM.   You may schedule an appointment using the Campus Cupboard’s Bookings Link on MYSFCC.  Check out the new QR code created for the Campus Cupboard which takes you quickly to the Campus Cupboard booking 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 new services.   Questions: Call 505-428-1775 or email:


1)  Are you currently enrolled in the Fall semester and 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 for FREE 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


STEM Santa Fe is looking for local college students to work on a STEM hands-on project with high school students at Capital High School.  This is a great opportunity for SFCC students to work and gain experience in STEM projects.  NO experience necessary, just a love for learning and mentoring.  Apply now if you are available to start working on Feb. 1 with training on Jan.29.  Any questions: Email   To learn more, visit  Apply now at:  Please see attached flyer for more information.

STEM Scaffold Santa Fe Mentor Info STEM Scaffold Santa Fe recruits and trains caring local STEM college students and professionals to guide their work in weekly, small group, hands-on STEM projects with Middle School and High School students. The pay is $15/hour for those college students who are not using community service hours. Training sessions are required and passing a background check is required. We will pay for your background check and the training session. You would be mentoring a small group of students (5-6) in our in-school mentorship program and would involve your commitment for 1-4 hours a week for several weeks. COVID-19 protocols will be followed as required by the school districts.

STEM Scaffold Santa Fe


1) Today, Friday Jan. 28 is Last day to drop 1st 8-week course(s) without a grade and obtain a refund.  It is also the day to petition for residency for tuition purposes.

2) 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

3) 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 (


Kitchen Angels is celebrating 30 years of service to Santa Fe and to help us celebrate we want to hear from you!

Make a 30-second video and tell us how Kitchen Angels has touched your life. Were you once a client, donor or community partner? Maybe you are a current volunteer. Tell us why Kitchen Angels is important to you and why you believe it’s important to the community. Whatever your connection to Kitchen Angels tell us in a video in one of three categories Inspirational, Comedy or Food. Make and upload the video straight from your phone.  Be creative & make it fun!  Win $500 first prize and $250 second prize cash in each category!  One video per person. Submit your video with below link between January 24 – February 14, 2022. It’s that easy! Winners will be announced at a Violet Crown Awards Event on March 6, 2022. Winners need not be present to win.

Submit Video Here! Let’s celebrate our 30 Year Anniversary! – Kitchen Angels

PEER to PEER Program

We are currently seeking energetic, caring, passionate students to serve as paid Spring Peer to Peer Mentors.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.


New Mexico Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot Project for Immigrant Families

Guaranteed Basic Income or GBI is a program in which participants receive a flat monthly payment for a set period of time, regardless of whether they’re working and earning an income. While some GBI programs are funded by local and state governments, the funding for this study is from private donors and philanthropic organizations. Our pilot will focus on mixed-immigration status or undocumented families in 13 counties of New Mexico. Check out the flyer for more eligibility information.  

Go to the UpTogether online portal to fill out the application: The application portal will be open between January 24th to February 7th. 330 families will be randomly chosen from the eligible applicant pool and contacted by email and by one of the partner organizations. 

The application is open until February 7th and will then be randomized for approval. Individuals who are selected will be notified by the end of February and receive their first $500 payment at that time. Individuals will then receive monthly payments of $500 from March 2022 to January 2023.  

El Ingreso Básico Garantizado o GBI es un programa en el que los participantes reciben un pago mensual fijo durante un período de tiempo determinado, independientemente de si están trabajando y ganando un ingreso. Si bien algunos estudios de GBI son financiados por los gobiernos locales y estatales, el financiamiento para este piloto proviene de donantes privados y fundaciones filantrópicas. Nuestro estudio se centrará en las familias de estatus migratorio mixto en 13 condados de Nuevo México. Consulte el folleto para obtener más información sobre elegibilidad 

Ve a este portal en línea de UpTogether para llenar la solicitud: El portal de solicitudes estará abierto desde el 24 de enero hasta el 7 de febrero. 330 familias serán elegidas al azar del grupo de solicitantes y contactadas por una de las organizaciones asociadas con más información. 

La solicitud está abierta hasta el 7 de febrero y luego se realiza un proceso de aprobación aleatoria o al azar. Las personas que sean seleccionadas serán notificadas a fines de febrero y recibirán su primer pago de $500 en ese momento. Las personas recibirán pagos mensuales de $500 desde marzo de 2022 hasta enero de 2023. 

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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TRIO Student Support Services

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.  Check out the flyer for more details.

Always Your Champion,

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