MESA provides academic support to educationally
disadvantaged students through three program segments
MESA College Prep program
The MESA College Prep program is a K-12 academic enrichment and college preparation STEM program offered in nine states. The program provides academic tutoring, hands-on engineering competitions, field trips, and STEM career pathways as well as teacher training. MESA is hosted by an established state office (district, community college, university, or non-profit) that oversees the day-to-day operations. Each approved host is expected to serve 50% or more students who are either 1) underrepresented in STEM careers (including girls of all backgrounds), or 2) attend economically disadvantaged schools.
MESA Transfer Prep program
The MESA Transfer Prep program provides community college students the resources they need to successfully transfer to a four-year institution in a STEM field. Transfer prep students receive leadership training, tutoring, mentoring, academic counseling, dedicated study space and recognition events to inspire success.
MESA University Program
The MESA University program offers retention support for undergraduate students in 4-year engineering programs. Students receive mentoring, academic tutoring, work study, professional and leadership development, career pathways education, a dedicated study space and a community environment to ensure successful degree completion.