MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) is a statewide program for educationally and economically underrepresented students majoring in calculus- based Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields. MESA at DVC is an endowed program that provides academic enrichment in STEM courses to students so they transfer to four-year institutions and have a successful career in a STEM field. The program is a vibrant community of students, faculty and STEM professionals working together to support our STEM students.
The timeline for accepting MESA applications is from the week prior to the start of spring and fall semesters until four weeks prior to the end of each semester.
The MESA program offers students many supports including:
To be eligible for MESA, a student must:
If you are not a financial aid/first generation student and qualify for the rest of the MESA requirements, you are invited to join the “Friends of MESA” cohort.
Click to apply for MESA@DVC.
MESA is accepting new student applications! The application process takes a minimum of 2 weeks depending on the volume of applications received. Interviews are conducted during spring and fall semesters.
The MESA program is located in the PUMA (Puente, Umoja, MESA Alliance) Center, across from the LC building.
The PUMA Center will be open to students from 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Thursday during the summer session until August 16th.
Do you have more questions about MESA? Please contact:
The MESA Office: 925-969-4232
Maitreyee Chandra, MESA Program Manager