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Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)


Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) is a program designed to increase the number of historically underrepresented (African American, Native American, Latino/Hispanic, and Pacific Islander/Hawaiian) community college students who transfer to universities and earn STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) bachelor’s degrees.

How can you help with MESA?

Donate to the Clark College Foundation MESA Scholarship Fund:
Select “Other” in the area of support section and write MESA Scholarship


Román Lara
Director of MESA
(360) 992-2225


  • U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, and undocumented students are welcome to apply
  • Students pursuing a calculus-based STEM major
  • First generation college students
  • Students at an economic disadvantage
  • Students from underrepresented groups in STEM


  • MESA Study Center in the STEM Building
  • Textbooks and class supplies
  • Assistance with STEM classes
  • Advising and transfer planning
  • Professional development
  • University visits and field trips


Fill out our electronic application

Interviews will be scheduled for students who apply. Contact Director of MESA, Román Lara ( or 360 992-2225) with any questions.


More information is available from Washington State MESA:

MESA logo - the acronym MESA with a graduation cap on the M