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College and Career Resource Counselor- Kevin O'Sullivan

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2018 Graduation Ceremonies

Volcano Vista's graduation will be on Monday, May 10th, 2018 @ 6:30pm. The comprehensive high school graduations will be held at Tingley Coliseum at Expo New Mexico This is an external link.(mapThis is an external link.), as they have been for the ...more

VVHS Counseling Services

Volcano Vista High School Counseling Department

Mission Statement

The Volcano Vista High School Counseling Department's mission is to help all students to reach their utmost potential in academics, personal/social, and career development through a comprehensive counseling program. 


2017-18 Scholarship Bulletin

2017-2018 Fall Scholarship Information


Where do I find scholarships?

  • Try any of these scholarship search engines:

www.fastweb.com                                          https://www.unigo.com/

www.scholarships.com                                  www.collegeboard.com

https://www.niche.com                                 www.finaid.org

www.cappex.com                                           www.highfivescholarships.com                                                                     


What do I need to know about scholarships?


1. They’re worth the effort!  Applying for scholarships can be time-consuming, especially during your busy senior year, but there is a LOT of money available to students who make the effort to search and apply for scholarships.  Set aside time weekly to work on searching for scholarships, preparing requirements (writing essays, obtaining transcripts, requesting letters of recommendation) and turning in top-quality applications.

2. Pay attention to deadlines.  Some scholarships require online applications; some must be mailed/postmarked by a set date or even hand-delivered.  Be sure to apply well in advance of the deadline.  Give your recommenders at least 2-3 weeks’ notice to write you letters, and provide a stamped, addressed envelope (if appropriate) or clear directions about how and when you’ll follow up.  Be sure to thank your recommenders with a nice card or note of appreciation.

3.  Consider what they’re looking for.  Each scholarship has different requirements, possibly including GPA, community service/volunteer work, leadership experience, and/or an essay.  Be clear on the requirements and complete all parts of the application.  Remember: the students you’re competing against will also have strong records; ask yourself what sets you apart, and make sure that comes across!

4. Essays:  Topics vary dramatically, and you want your essay to stand out from the crowd.  Tailor each essay to the individual scholarship.  Be sure to check your spelling AND proofread well.  Ask a trusted person to read over your application and give constructive feedback before you send it off.

5.  Scholarship Types: Scholarships break into two different types: instructional and private. Institutional scholarships are funded by the college or university and usually have requirements such as test scores and GPS. Private scholarships are offered by non-profit organizations or companies who fund a scholarship. Remember these can be national or local, while local scholarships may be less in amount they may also have less competition.

6.  Beware of scams!  Never release your Social Security number, credit card or bank information, or fall prey to “phishing” e-mails you may receive.  If it sounds too good to be true...it probably is.




There are multiple scholarship opportunities at www.albuquerquefoundation.org Visit this website for details. Scholarships range from students living in foster care, to those who have faced extraordinary life challenges, to students living in a mobile/manufactured home.

Scholarship/ Essay Contests

Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest              DEADLINE: Varies

Monthly scholarship essay contest. Check website for details. http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

Camino Real Council

Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled in a program with a Reading, Language Arts, English and/or ESL emphasis at a New Mexico college or institution of higher education. Preference for CRC membership but membership is not required.
Application: In order to be considered the application must include the following:
A letter of interest including information about how the scholarship will be used to further your growth in the area of literacy development.
Identifying information to include name, address, phone number, and current email address
Enrolled course of study
A letter of recommendation from a mentor and/or advisor employed by a New Mexico college or institution of higher education
Commitment to report back and attend the CRC Awards Banquet
Deadline: April 20, 2018
Send Applications to: MariSol Fraga, CRC Scholarship Chair

P.O. Box 35816
Albuquerque, NM 87176-5816
*please email to notify that it has been mailed
For further questions please feel free to contact MariSol Fraga at

The scholarship, $1,000- $2,000 will be awarded at the CRC Awards Banquet on Saturday, 

May 5, 2018

JUNIORS and Younger

B.Davis Scholarship                                                        

DEADLINE: May 22, 2018

This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution. Write an essay (1000 word or less essay) about the following topic: Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.  Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com  http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

Email your essay and other required information to scholarships@athleticscholarships.net.

See website http://www.athleticscholarships.net/scholarship-contest.htm



2018 Chief Manuelito Scholarship

DEADLINE: May 11, 2018

The Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance (ONNSFA) is requesting nominations for the 2018 Chief Manuelito Scholarship.  Navajo seniors must meet all eligibility criteria prior to their high school graduation date.  ONNSFA will review transcripts for GPA, corresponding ACT/SAT score, and must earn 1 unit of Navajo Language and .5 unit of Navajo Government (completed through CEC). Candidates must meet all eligibility requirements by June 25, 2018. 


Abbott & Fenner Scholarship                                        

DEADLINE: June 14, 2018

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions. To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words: Describe your educational career and life goals.  Explain your plan for achieving these goals.  Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: scholarships@abbottandfenner.com



BigSun Scholarship 2018                                   

DEADLINE:  June 19, 2018

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.

How to Apply

Please send us a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) answering the following questions:

How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?

Has your participation influenced your career goals?

Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?



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Volcano Vista 8th Grade Athletic Night will be held on Monday, April 23rd at 6:00pm in the Main Gym.


This is a great opportunity for incoming Freshmen to meet coaches, get information regarding summer opportunities, and see what athletic programs are available at Volcano Vista HS.


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Main office: (505) 890-0343


Principal: Dr. Vickie Bannerman

Assistant Principals: Michelle Allen, Manuel Alzaga, ...more