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Aguilar, Julissa
Counselor (Sb-Z)
Alves, Teri
Typist Clerk
Cornell, Jennifer
Counselor (A-C)
Eshaghi, Sabrina
Counselor (D-H)
Frank, Kristie
Counselor (I-M)
Nascimento, Jamie
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Sanchez, Phil
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Vallerand, Elisabeth

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Flores, Yesenia
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Thiel Foundation Fellowship 


If you are 23 and under and working on a cool project or company you may consider applying for the Thiel Fellowship. 


The Thiel Fellowship gives $100,000 to young people who want to build new things. It's a two-year program that offers 20-30 fellowships over a two year period. 


For more information visit the link below. 


Deadline to apply is on December 31, 2017




Easton/NFAA Scholarship 

The National Field Archery Association Committee will be giving a minimum of $100 scholarships, but the actual amount will be based on the amount available in the scholarship fund at the time of selection. The maximum amount of all scholarships for the first three years will be $50,000 per year. 


High School Seniors must be applying to be full time students at a two or four year college/university or a technical training college. Applicants must maintain a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the current year. 


For more details on how to apply, visit the link below. 


Deadline to apply is on December 31, 2017


Asian Pacific Fund administers 9 scholarship programs, each with unique eligibility criteria. Scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $20,000 and many are renewable. 


Who can apply??

-Incoming or current college students of any ethnic background. 

-Must plan to be enrolled full time in the fall.

-Minimum of 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen or permanent unless otherwise states. 


For more information on how to apply visit the link below


Deadline to apply is on February 23, 2018


Diamond Challenge Scholarship 


Students compete for $100,000 in cash and awards that may be used to support their entrepreneurial endeavors or to pursue higher education.


All members of the team must register individually. The live pitch competition is being hosted in two northern California partner schools: Valley Christian Schools in San Jose and The Athenian School in Danville. Participating students will be able to choose
between two entrepreneurial tracks:

• Business Venture: Conceive, test and pitch an idea for a new business venture that you can launch
and grow.

• Social Venture: Conceive, test


Visit the link below for more details on how to apply


Deadline to apply is on January 5, 2018


AXA Achievement Scholarship 


The AXA Achievement Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. 


Applicants to the AXA Achievement Scholarship must:

  • Be United States citizen or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico.
  • Be current high school seniors who plans to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities.

Deadline to Apply is on December 15, 2017


For more details on how to apply visit the link below


eQuality Scholarship Collaborative


eQuality Scholarship Collaborative is please to announce that they will be awarding 16 or more $6,000 scholarships. 


Applicants for the high school scholarship must:

-be a resident of northern or central California;

-have completed or complete high school or equivalent between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2018; and 

-plan to attend or have begun attending an accredited post-secondary institution (college, university, or vocational/trade school) for the first time in 2018


Deadline to apply is on February 1, 2018


For more details on how to apply visit the link below. 


National FFA Collegiate Scholarships


One form, multiple opportunities. All Scholarships require FFA membership unless otherwise stated in the eligibility criteria.There are $2.7 Million dollars available.


Each scholarship has specific criteria that are defined by the sponsor when the scholarship is established. Please read the scholarship description in the Scholarship Catalog to see if you qualify. Criteria that apply to all scholarships are listed below.


ALL scholarship applicants must:

-Be less than 23 years of age at time of application (February 1)

-Be current FFA members unless otherwise stated

-Be U.S. citizen or permanent resident

-Plan to attend post-secondary school in the U.S.

-Be a high school senior or currently enrolled in college

-Be a full-time student

      o Actively attending classes

      o Minimum 12 credit hours if enrolled in a post-secondary                   institution



Visit the links below for more details and official rules on how to apply.


Online Applications must be submitted by February 1, 2018. 


Prestige College Scholarship 


High School Seniors that have been photographed by Prestige Portraits for senior pictures may be eligible to win a $1,000 college scholarship. Three seniors will be awarded this prize. 


To apply write a one-page essay on the topic:

Tell us what senior year means to you and how you've used your Prestige Portraits to celebrate your achievements. 


For more information on how to apply visit the link below. 


Deadline to apply is on January 31, 2018


Tom Mellis Memorial Scholarship Application 

Sportsman of Stanislaus (SOS Club) 


High School Seniors who are participating in a Varsity Sport are eligible to apply for this $2,500 scholarship. 


Applicants will be judged on academic achievement, leadership and community service. Schedules and transcripts must be included with the application. Any incomplete applications will not be reviewed!


Deadline to Apply is on February 1, 2018


Drive Smart Scholarship 


Create a 15-60 second digital short for a chance to win $10,000 and help educate your peers about the dangers of driving distracted. 


**Each week one winner will be chosen to receive a $100 gift card**


Visit the link below for more details on how to apply!!

Deadline to Apply is on December 18, 2017


Which scholarship search engine should you use?

Seniors:  Here's some helpful information for you as you continue your search on the web for scholarships.  With so many websites to choose from, it can be hard to decifer which ones are helpful and which ones might potentially be a scam.  Read this article to get more information on which search engines to consider: 

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Current Students

You can e-mail Elisabeth Vallerand or stop by the Registrar's office to request your transcript to be sent to a college or picked up. There is no fee for the first two transcripts. 


Prior Students / Graduates or Non Grads

Effective 10-22-12, Transcripts are $3.00 and there is a 24 hour turnaround.  You may stop by OR mail in your transcript request to:

Elisabeth Vallerand, Registrar
Pitman High School
2525 W. Christoffersen Parkway
Turlock, CA 95382

Make sure to list your legal name / graduation year / date of birth / phone number / name and address of the college you would like to send your transcript to. If you have any questions, you may e-mail Elisabeth Vallerand or call (209) 656-5162.

Requests can be faxed to 209-656-1639, Attn: Elisabeth Vallerand 


In order to meet entrance requirements for the UC and CSU systems as well as most other colleges/universities students must take the SAT and/or the ACT. These tests are used by colleges and universities to determine/predict whether or not a student will be successful in college and are used to determine eligibility for entrance into each college/university. Although these tests are not the only factor in the admissions process, they are a necessary requirement for all students who apply to a four year college/university.

Paper applications and registration materials are available in the PHS Counseling Office. Students can also register on-line for the SAT @ and for the ACT @ Please see your PHS counselor if you have questions about the SAT/ACT.

**Students applying to a UC Campus must take either the SAT/ACT AND the SAT II (subject tests)**
**Students should check with each college/university in which they plan to apply for testing requirements**

The links below will provide you with the information you need to take and register for the SAT/ACT.
  • College Admissions Requirements - SAT Subject Tests
  • College Guide