Who is eligible for the MESA program?

You are eligible to join if you meet the following:

  • You are a first-generation college student, which means that neither one of your parents or guardians completed a college degree. You are still considered a first-generation college student even if you have a sibling that has completed a college degree;
  • You come from a historically under-represented background;
  • You come from a low-income household; AND
  • Your goal is to transfer to a 4-year university to study a major that requires at least 2 semesters of Calculus such as: Biological Sciences, Math, Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, Pre-Med, Pre-Pharm, or Pre-Dental.

DREAMERS or students who are undocumented are also eligible to apply.

Unfortunately, international students are not eligible for MESA, but are welcome to participate in the MESA Student Club.

Consult with a MESA staff if you have any questions.

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