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Counseling Staff

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
Counseling Secretary
Sanchez, Phil
Counselor (N-Sa)

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Vallerand, Elisabeth

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Flores, Yesenia
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Science in Screen 


Free science education for students in Modesto at the State Theatre 



Saturday, March 10th- Laser-Plasma Accelerators: Riding the Wave to the Next Generation X-ray Light Sources 


Saturday, March 17th- Biomedical Accelerator Mass Spectrometry: Improving Human Health One atom at a time


Saturday, April 14th- Biomelecular Action Movies: Flash Imaging with X-Ray Lasers


Saturday, April 21st- The Evolution of Computing Technologies: From Following Instructions to Learning



For more information, visit the link below


P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship

Scholarship(s) up-to  $1,000.00 will be awarded to one or more high school seniors with financial need, a certified language-related learning difference, and artistic talent who plan a career in visual arts.  Scholarships are potentially renewable for up to three additional years for a 4-year college. Students should be taking art classes during each semester. 


For more information visit the links below!


Deadline to apply is on March 31, 2018



The Disabled Student Scholarship

This scholarship program is for students who have a debilitating condition(s) while continuing their education at a college institution. The condition can be any medically diagnosed impairment (physical or mental) that interferes with everyday activities and quality of life. The applicant will need to provide a physician’s statement of diagnosis for their impairment in addition to the other required documentation. Applicants who are pursuing a masters degree or higher are only required to be taking 9 credit hours or more for the upcoming fall semester. All scholarships offered require an applicant to write a short essay between 500 and 1,500 words.


Scholarship Amount: $500


Essay Topic: Describe an obstacle or hardship that arose due to your condition and how you were able to overcome it. Explain the impact it has had on your life and how it will influence you in the future.



Eligibility requirements: 

1. The applicant must be enrolled in a U.S. college institution.

2. The applicant must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of classes for the upcoming fall semester.

3. The applicant must have a GPA of at least 2.5 from their most recent transcript (college or high school).

4. The applicant must have one letter of recommendation from a creditable source.

5. The applicant must be a legal resident of the United States.


Deadline to apply is on August 1st 


For more information visit the link below. 


SMSA Scholarship

The Stanislaus Medical Society Alliance is pleased to offer scholarships for further education in health careers for the ensuing 2018-2019 academic year.


Application requirements are as follows:


1. Student must be residents of Stanislaus County.

2. Students must be enrolled or planning to enroll in medicine or nursing. Other health-related fields are not eligible. 

3.Students must demonstrate academic qualities compatible with chosen health program. 

4. The financial need of the student may be taken into consideration. 

5. Application must be completed and received by March 29, 2018



Return completed application to:

Stanislaus Medical Society Alliance 

Health Careers Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 576007

Modesto, CA 95357-6007


To apply for this scholarship, print the application in the link below and follow the instructions under other requirements. If you have any questions, contact the Stanislaus Medical Society office at (209) 527-1704.


Deadline to apply is on March 29, 2018


Bill and Bertha Scheuber Vocational Scholarship

The Bill and Bertha Scheuber Vocational Scholarship, in the amount of $500, is open to graduating senior from a

Stanislaus County high school planning to attend a four year institution, community college, or vocational/technical school.

The applicant must be planning a career in one of the major vocational areas of agriculture, business, health,

home economics, industrial technology, or a related area.


Deadline to apply is on March 26, 2018


John and Julie Thurman Scholarship

John and Julie Thurman Agricultural Scholarship will be awarded to one outstanding senior in Stanislaus County and one in Merced Countywho plans to continue his or her education in agriculture. LETTERS OF APPLICATION should be forwarded by MARCH 26, 2018.

The John and Julie Thurman Agricultural Scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior student who has demonstrated an interest in a career in agriculture through his or her course of study and extracurricular activities. Recipients will be required to attend either a two- or a four-year college or university as a full-time student and pursue a major course of study in agriculture or related subject matter.



1. Scholarships will be awarded to graduating students from Stanislaus and Merced County high schools.


2. Applicants shall have a 2.8 grade-point average during their sophomore and junior years.


3. The scholarship will be in the amount of $300.




5. Letters of application must contain:

a. Name, address, phone number, school attending

b. Resume and Autobiographical essay
(limit essay to a maximum 2 pages) – including, but not limited to, a review of their high school academic performance, involvement
n extracurricular activities, and future goals as they relate to a career in agriculture.

c. Three character references must accompany each letter of application.

d. Transcript from the sophomore and junior year to verify grade point average.


6. A scholarship committee, selected by the County Superintendents of Schools of Stanislaus and Merced, shall select recipients of
the scholarships and make such awards. The committee shall select the most highly qualified students from the total number of
applicants from Stanislaus and Merced Counties.


7. Scholarship awards will be announced the first week in May.


For more information visit the links below


Deadline to apply is on March 26, 2018



Children of SCOE Employee Scholarship


The Children of SCOE Employees Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who is a child of a permanent employee of the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE).
The recipient will be expected to attend a community college, university, or vocational-technical institute. Candidates must have a 2.5 grade point average during the sophomore and
junior years, demonstrate leadership, evidence of participation in school activities, good citizenship, and show a potential for postsecondary study.


For more information visit the links below


Deadline to apply is on March 26, 2018


John B. Allard Scholarship


The John B. Allard Scholarship will be awarded to a senior student who plans a career in education. ONLY APPLICANTS PURSUING A CAREER IN EDUCATION (i.e., teaching, administration, instructional aide, etc.) WILL BE CONSIDERED. The recipient will be expected to attend either a two- or a four-year college or university. The criteria for qualification are a 2.8 grade point average during the sophomore and junior years and demonstrated leadership and participation in school activities.


Criteria and Scholarship Information

1. The Scholarship Advisory Committee will annually award the scholarship.

2. The amount of the scholarship will be $300.

3. Scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors in high schools throughout Stanislaus County.

4. Application Deadline will be in March.

5. Scholarships will be announced the first week in May.


For more information visit the links below. 


Deadline to Apply is on March 26, 2018


College Covered Scholarship


Sign up for e-mails to get helpful college tips and resources, and enter to win a scholarship! Throughout the year, 11 eligible students or parents will be randomly selected to win a $10,000 Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award to help cover college expenses. 


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


Deadline to apply is on January 31, 2019


Modesto Garden Club Scholarship


Modesto Garden Club will be awarding six scholarships of $1,500 each to students majoring in the study of:


Agronomy, Agriculture Education, Floriculture, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Botany, Forestry, Wildlife Science, Plant Pathology, City (Rural and Urban) Planning, Habitat or Forest Systems Ecology, Environmental Concerns, Environmental Conservation, Land Management, or allied subjects. 


For more information and an application contact the Scholarship Chairperson at


Applications due by noon on April 14, 2018


For more information please see the links below. 


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