Riverside STEM High School Guidance Department

Welcome to the Guidance Department! See contact info below. Be sure to access all parts of this site using the tabs drop-down on the upper right of the home page.

Sandra Izquieta, Academic Counselor


951-788-7308 x42611

Karla Junes, Student Assistance Program Counselor


951-788-7308 x42632

Dr. Tina Singh, Assistant Principal


951-788-7308 x42635

College & Career Readiness Bulletin Board

It’s Senior Year - Class of 2022

The A, B, C’s of College Basics

by Ms. Sandra Izquieta - School/CEEB Code 054784

2021-22 College Planning Guide - Fall 2021

(basic info only, please research online for complete & additional information)

(A) College Information

(B) Financial Aid/Scholarship Information

(C) College Tests (SAT/ACT)

College Presentations & Visits 2021-2022

CSUSB Cybersecurity Center Open House 2021

Cal State University San Bernardino

Juniors & Seniors

Be a part of the CSUSB Cybersecurity Open House for the annual community cyber engagement of the year!

Friday, october 22, 2021 6-8pm

Come learn about the benefits that cybersecurity can bring to your academic and career goals. Faculty will provide an overview of the various academic programs, career paths, jobs outlook and scholarships at CSUSB for cyber majors. Attendees will then be guided to the lab spaces for project demos by students.

NOTE: The safety of all participants of the Open House event is our utmost concern. Under covid-19 guidelines, we're requesting a primary phone number of all attendees. Therefore, instead of one individual purchasing multiple tickets, we ask that each attendee register for their own ticket. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.

SAVE TIME AT THE CHECK-IN TABLE: Tickets must reflect a unique name for each attendee. Ticket holders with duplicate names will need to take additional time at the check-in table to identify themselves for the record.

UC Campus Fall Events for Prospective Students

Seniors-Class of 2022

This fall campuses are offering a variety of events for prospective students, including events for freshman, transfer and out-of-state/international applicants. Each campus continues to work closely with state, federal, and local agencies to ensure the safety of the campus and community. Therefore, events may be offered in-person or virtually, and could change depending on current guidelines. Be sure to check with the campus for more information on the full schedule and format of events as well as registration information. Many campuses advertise events in their counselor newsletters or on their counselor pages, so check the Campus Admission Contacts page for links to those sites.

Campuses may offer a range of virtual opportunities, including college fairs, appointments, admissions sessions, tours, and videos on admission, housing, and/or financial aid and scholarships. Some will be hosted in-person, while others will be offered virtually.

UC Berkeley: Open House October 9; programming throughout September and October

UC Davis: Open House October 4-29; programming for counselors, families and students offered throughout the fall quarter

UC Irvine: Preview Week October 11-15 (Virtual)

UCLA: Open House September 25-30 (Virtual)

Merced: Programming available throughout September, October, and November

UC Riverside: Discover UCR November 1-4 (Virtual)

UC San Diego: Fall Showcase October 2; Programming available throughout September, October, and November

UC Santa Barbara: Programming throughout October and November

Santa Cruz: Programming throughout September, October, and November

The College Kick Off Season Officially Begins!!

Join on College Wednesdays for help on the University of California, Cal State University, Common App, or Community College application(s). Register in advance bit.ly/3gWYWeC

October 6 - UC Application Workshop conducted by UC Riverside

October 13 - Community College Application Workshop conducted by RCC

October 20 - Common Application Workshop conducted by Stanford University

October 27 - CSU Application Workshop conducted by CSU San Bernardino

*Ms. Izquieta will continue with assisting students with college applications every Wednesday in October and In Mr. Ponce's room from 1:30-3:30 on November 3, 10, & 17th.

California College Fairs 2021 (Virtual)

University of California(UC), California State University(CSU), & Association of Independent California College and Universities (AICCU)

9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th Grade STEM Students/Parents

Hello RSA students & parents,

The University of California (UC) California State University (CSU), and Association of Independent California College and Universities (AICCU) are partnering together to provide seven virtual college fairs this October. All UC and CSU campuses, and a majority of independent colleges and universities from the AICCU, will participate.

All events are free, and all California students are encouraged to attend! While fairs are scheduled in regions, students can attend any date that is best for them.

Students and counselors can register by visiting CACollegeFairs.org and creating an account on Visit Days. The fairs are scheduled for:

High School Fairs:

Northern California: Saturday, October 2 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. PDT

Southern California 1: Wednesday, October 6 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. PDT

Central California: Saturday, October 9 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. PDT

Southern California 2: Saturday, October 16 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. PDT

California Community College Fairs:

Northern California: Tuesday, October 12 from noon – 2:30 p.m. PDT

All (evening): Wednesday, October 13 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. PDT

Southern California: Thursday, October 14 from noon – 2:30 p.m. PDT

Attendees will be able to join live sessions, watch campus videos and visit campus booths to live chat and/or meet with campus representatives.

Event flyer attached below.

CA College Fairs Fall Flyer HS

We look forward to seeing you and your students at the fairs.

California Baptist University

8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504


So many majors to choose from at CBU! https://calbaptist.edu/programs/

We’d love to have you join the College of Engineering Check out our Viewbook 2021 for more information.

Become a Lancer, Live Your Purpose

For more information contact Rhonda Clement M.S.

Industry Liaison / SWE Advisor

Gordon and Jill Bourns College of Engineering

Office: 951.552.8787

Fax: 951.343.4782




Workshops available October 13, 2021 - February 15, 2022

WTS (Women Transportation Scholarship) Due October 22, 2021

One of WTS Inland Empire's primary goals is to provide scholarships for women pursuing careers in transportation. Each year, women with permanent residence in the Inland Empire, or who are enrolled at a college or university located within the Inland Empire, are invited to apply for a scholarship. This includes high school seniors who plan to enroll in college or university to pursue STEM majors for their freshman year. In January 2022, WTS-IE will award up to $50,000 in scholarships.

High School Seniors, Undergraduate and Graduate Women are encouraged to apply. Eligibility begins with a 3.0 or higher GPA.

Applications are being accepted now at Scholarships | WTS (wtsinternational.org) and are due October 22. Last year, $50,000 in scholarship funds were awarded!

Coca-Cola Scholarship - Due October 31, 2021

The Coca-Cola Foundation

Online Application due by October 31, 2021, at 5 p.m. Eastern.


Elks Most Valuable Student (MVP) Scholarship Due November 15, 2021

The Riverside Elks Lodge gave out 6 scholarships last year, worth nearly $15,000 total. One of those 6 scholarships last year was awarded to a STEM Senior. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

To Apply visit: Application - Due by November 15, 2021

Riverside City Teachers Association - RCTA Scholarship

DUE Monday May 3rd, 2021 (Deadline Passed)

Excited to announce that the RCTA Scholarship is now available. There are changes to the criteria from previous years. The scholarship is now open to students entering the military or service academies. If the student has a GPA lower than 3.0, students can submit an appeal of circumstances.

The Scholarship is completely electronic. Please direct ALL questions to atlarge@rcta.org.

Applications are.

PTA Scholarships and Awards - Due April 7th & 16th, 2021 (Deadline Passed)

Due: April 7th

Due April 16, 2021

Assistance League® of Riverside - April 3, 2021 (Deadline Passed)

Assistance League® of Riverside $1000 Scholarship

Assistance League® of Riverside is pleased to invite graduating senior students who plan on attending vocational or technical schools or a two or four year college or university next year to apply for one of the $1000 scholarships from our Career and College Bound Committee. This is for students who need financial assistance and would benefit from this scholarship, please review the attached information and complete the application form.

Finalists for the scholarship will be selected on the basis of the applicant’s academic record, school and community activities and awards, essay, and letters of recommendation. We are looking for candidates who have shown strong improvement and promise to develop further with the opportunity of post-secondary education. We also look for students who have concern for others and who demonstrate financial need.

The application packet should be returned to the Assistance League and postmarked by April 3, 2021. Applications can be submitted individually or gathered into a single package. The package can be mailed to Assistance League of Riverside, 3707 Sunnyside Drive, Riverside, CA 92506. Late applications will not be considered. Incomplete applications or applications that do not meet all the requirements will not be considered.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact:

Pat Brinker can be reached at (951) 683-1659 or patbrinker@charter.net

Lugena Wahlquist can be reached at (951) 780-0881 or lugenaw@aol.com

Assistance League of Riverside info sheet.pdf

Assistance League of Riverside scholarship application 2021.pdf

Riverside Woman’s Club (RWC) - February 24, 2021 (Deadline Passed)

The Riverside Woman’s Club (RWC), a community service organization that promotes education, is excited to offer several $500 scholarships to male or female high school seniors.

Scholarships are awarded based the student’s academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, community service, and their personal essay. Also considered is financial need. Under the Privacy Act, the student should only disclose information he or she considers essential.

Download Application:

Visit the website to obtain a copy at: http://www.riversidewomansclub.com/scholarships.html

Submit Application:

Email the completed application with the requested attachments at the following email: rwcscholarshipapplication@gmail.com

The deadline for submitting applications is on or before Wednesday February 24, 2021.


Please contact Lois Bailey at 951-233-7906 and leave a message or

email RWC at rwcscholarshipapplication@gmail.com

Kiwanis Club of Riverside - February 26, 2021 (4 pm) (Deadline Passed)

Applications for the 2020-2021 seniors are now available.

Last year $21,000 in scholarships were awarded to 14 students.

There are also funds available for seniors wanting to enroll in technical schools for the technical trades.

Completed application packets should be scanned and uploaded to the following scholarship email larry.kiwanis.scholarship@mail.com AND must be received by the Scholarship Committee on or before 4:00 PM, February 26, 2021.

Kiwanis Application & instructions.pdf

Any packets received after said date and time will not be considered.

As a last resort you can mail or deliver your packet to:

Kiwanis Scholarship Committee

c/o Larry Vesely

1420 Basel Place

Riverside, CA 92506

Dollars for Scholars - November 9, 2020 to February 1, 2021 (Deadline Passed)

The Dollars for Scholars 2021 scholarship application process is now open.

The following information is attached for your use.

  1. Flyer announcing the scholarship application dates. Click here

  2. Instructions for students in a PowerPoint format. Click here

  3. Frequently Asked Questions:

Students, if you get stuck completing the profile and application, press the gray SUPPORT button at the bottom left hand corner of their screen to ask for help.

SAT/ACT/PSAT/AP Testing Information


SAT: www.collegeboard.org

ACT: www.actstudent.org

AP Testing May 2 - 13, 2022

Cost $96 per test (Free/Reduced Lunch price will be set by the district, previously has been $5/exam)

Test Order Deadline is October 29 through AP Classroom

AP Contact - Dr. Tina Singh psingh@riverisdeunified.org

AP Readiness Program at UCR

(Updated 9/16/2121)

Website for registration: https://apreadiness.ucr.edu

For more information please contact UCR staff directly.

James Keipp, Director at: james.keipp@ucr.edu

High School Events Calendar

Guidance Department Documents

Letter of Recommendation Packet 2019-20 (smp).docx
School Profile 2020-21.pdf
SAP Counselor Referral GENERAL Updated 7-5-17 (FILLABLE).pdf

Please note, the SAP Counselor General Referral Form is NOT to be used for safety related issues or issues that need immediate support.

If it is an urgent matter please reach out to Sandi Izquieta @ (951)788-7308 ext42611