SFCC Student Weekly Connection 3/11/2022


Submit your work to the 2022 SFCC Katie Besser Student Art & Writing Awards
Spring 2022 submission deadline Friday, March 11 at 5 p.m.

Submission categories include:

  • Academic Essay
  • Text & Image/Photography
  • Instructor Nominated
  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Creative Nonfiction

All entries in all categories can be in English or Spanish. Cada entrada en cada categoría puede ser en inglés o en español.


​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:


Save the Date March 31 10am to 3PM.  This will take place in the SFCC  Campus Center.  We hope to have up to 30 employers.  Lunch will be provided to the first 150 students who participate.  We will provide more information as the event gets closer.


 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!


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   Students who do not meet this requirement will be disenrolled (withdrawn from all on-the ground classes) and will remain financially responsible.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.  


  • 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.


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 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 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 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


  1. Monday – Sunday, March 14 – 20 Spring Break College Closed
  2. Monday, March 21  2nd 8 week courses begin
  3. Tuesday, March 22 Last Day to register for 2nd 8 week courses      
  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 (


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.


Coming Soon!!!! SFCC Sweet 16 Bracket Challenge Who’s your Pick?! Sponsored by Student Government Association 16 teams and only 1 winner! Can YOU pick the most winners correctly? Whoever guesses the most correct wins an official March Madness hat of their choice! If you guess them ALL –wins a customized official March Madness jersey of your choice!  Please see attached flyer for more information and how to participate!!!!

REAL BURGER FOOD TRUCK Thursday, March 24, 2022

11:30 am –2:30 pm Main Entrance by Flagpole  Check out attached flyers.  Free to first 150 participants!



 • 2pm-6pm Interviews will be conducted on site with key decision makers.  Please see attached flyer for more information.


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.


Resource of the Week –MoGro Mobile Grocery 

505-216-8611 | | |

MoGro is a nonprofit mobile grocery project from the Santa Fe Community Foundation. Each week, they provide bags of healthy and fresh local fruits, veggies, and other grocery items available at Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Pecos & Española. Visit for all location sites. All distributions are drive-thru and contactless. Online ordering opens each Thursday at 2 pm and closes Monday at noon. To learn more about how the ordering process works and pricing, visit

MoGro es un proyecto de comestibles móviles sin fines de lucro de la Fundación Comunitaria de Santa Fe. Cada semana, proporcionan bolsas de frutas, verduras y otros alimentos locales saludables y frescos disponibles en Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Pecos y Española. Visite para conocer todos los sitios de ubicación. Todas las distribuciones son desde el automóvil y sin contacto. Los pedidos en línea abren todos los jueves a las 2 pm y cierran los lunes al mediodía. Para obtener más información sobre cómo funciona el proceso de pedido y los precios, visite

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. 

Se habla Español.


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.


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.  


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:

The Donohue Family SkillPointe Scholarship – MyScholarship.App To honor recently retired longtime CEO Tom Donohue and his commitment to workforce development, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced a $50,000 scholarship fund to support skills training that will empower more Americans to get ahead in their careers and build better lives.

Always Your Champion,

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