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Mrs. Anna Dickan is currently the Junior and Senior Guidance Counselor, as well as the WASC/WCEA Coordinator for our accreditation at St. Paul High School. She has been part of the St. Paul High School faculty since 2000.
A product of Catholic education, Mrs. Dickan attended St. Bridget of Sweden Elementary School and Chaminade College Preparatory High School, both in the San Fernando Valley.  Her college education includes a B.A., Psychology degree from CSUN, post-baccalaureate work in psychology and education at CSUN, UCSD and Mt. St. Mary's University, and a College Counseling Certification from UCSD. Mrs. Dickan has also earned Advanced Master Catechist Certification in teaching Religion at the high school level  (Archdiocese of Los Angeles).
 Mrs. Dickan taught a variety of academic subjects at the junior high and high school level.  While at St. Paul High School, she has taught Religion at every grade level, as well as Sociology and Child Development.  She enjoys working with students and families as they surmount the rigors of the junior year and navigate the college application process.  
Mrs. Dickan has been married for 32 years.  Her twin sons, Joseph and Albert, are proud 2008 graduates of St. Paul High School. 

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Local Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors!

Local Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors
Now is a perfect time for Seniors to apply for local scholarships.  Several are featured below.  Criteria and deadlines vary, so review carefully!  It is still possible to obtain necessary transcripts and letter(s) of recommendations for these scholarships, if students begin the process early enough. 
Students should contact Mrs. Dickan by email if they are eligible and interested, and she will email them the application and any necessary documents.  
Because these scholarship opportunities are limited only to local schools/geographical areas, students who qualify have a greatly increased chance of receiving the scholarship if they apply. Don't miss out!!  
Newly featured:
The Adam J. Rosales Memorial Scholarship will offer a $600.00 award to a Senior who has exhiited what a true-blue Swordsman should be: a person of integrity, respectful to others in words and action, selfless, loyal, grateful for his/her Catholic education and faith-filled.  A short essay is required, but there is no GPA requirement.  All essays should be email in WORD document format, with no name on the doc, to Mrs. Rosales:
The Jeraldine Bates Scholarship is open to male and female seniors who live in the city of Pico Rivera.  The Jeraldine Bates Family Scholarship offers two $6,000 scholarships to deserving graduating seniors.  To be eligible, the student must be a resident of Pico Rivera, be accepted to a four-year university this fall, have a minimum GPA of 3.5, demonstrate financial need, and demonstrate leadership abilities through participation in athletics, the arts, academic organizations, extracurricular activities and/or community service. IThese scholarships can be renewed for three additional academic years if the student recipients meet academic and involvement standards at the university. The scholarship deadline is April 3rd. 
This non-profit organization aims to offer monetary scholarships for young adults with limited financial resources. Two scholarships of $500 each will be given to students to use as they pursue their higher education.  There is no minimum GPA, but the student should have plans fto attend a 2-yr or 4-yr college after graduation, and demonstrate drive and passion for their education.  
CARING FOR OTHERS SCHOLARSHIP--Application Deadline: April 10, 2020
Sponsored by: Risher Mortuary And Cremation Service
This $500 award will be given to a graduating senior who best demonstrates through a 1-2 page essay, how they are going to use their next level of education.
 Rose Hills Memorial Park invites you to participate in its "Honoring our Nation's Heroes Essay Contest". Students are asked to respond to a quote on the meaning of Memorial Day.  There will be three contest winners with monetary prizes.  
LUPE CONTRERAS--Application Deadline: MAY 8, 2020
The Lupe Contreras Memorial Scholarship is open to female, college-bound seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0, who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to community service. Scholar-athletes and female students who will attend CSUs or community colleges will be given priority.  This scholarship is only open to local high schools, including SPHS.    ($1,500.00 scholarship)
WHITTIER HOST LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP--Application Deadline: May 22, 2020
The Whittier Host Lions Club  scholarship is designed to support both graduating males and females who are planning to attend either a 2-yr college or a 4-yr university this fall. A total unweighted GPA of 3.0 is required. Community service, high school involvement, and future academic plans will be considered. Don't miss out!  

Check out and "Like" this Facebook page for scholarship opportunities sent directly to your Facebook account:


SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES/SEARCH SITES:  The following scholarship websites work as "search engines" to match your student with the eligibility criteria for scholarships. Encourage your son/daughter to take the time to visit these sites, and see what is available for them!


CollegeBoard Coronavirus SAT Updates-Spring 2020

Juniors: In response to the current health crisis, CollegeBoard has cancelled the May 2nd National SAT Test administration and SAT Subject Test day.  Students who have already registered for the May exam will receive refunds.   As of 3/28/20, the June 6 SAT and SAT Subject Test administration has not been cancelled.  CollegeBoard has promised they will provide future additional SAT Testing opportunities for students as soon as possible in place of canceled administrations.  To keep up with the latest developments, go to this link:

How to Apply: CA Community College--Fall 2020

To apply for any community college in California, go to this website:  CCCApply
Have with you your social security number.  No credit card or money is required at the time of application.
On the CCC Apply homepage, click on the dropdown menu bar under "Apply Today", where it says, "Select a Community College".  Find your desired college, and click on the link.
This will take you to a series of steps to apply for your college.  You will be asked to make a CCC (California Community College) account with a username and password.  Keep these in a safe place.
Then follow the steps answering the questions given.  The questions are primarily about your demographic background residency (for financial aid), and current school.  You will also be asked to enter your social security number, for financial aid purposes.
You will be asked to enter an email at which you can be reached.   
The entire process should take about 20 minutes or so.  When your application is complete, look for a follow-up email that confirms your application submission.  Another email should arrive in a few days, with directions for registration, orientation, and "next steps".