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NSF Mentored Pathways Scholarship Program

The Spring 2023 application will be open until November 30th, 2022.

As part of this program, you will join a community of STEM scholars enjoying the following benefits:

  • Up to $10,000 per academic year, based on financial need
  • Personalized mentoring by SWC chemistry faculty
  • The opportunity to participate in:
    • Joint activities with SDSU's Chemistry department and IMSD/MARC programs
    • Specialized workshops and activities designed to help you succeed at SWC, explore career opportunities, and apply for internships
    • Cutting-edge scientific research, including a paid summer bridge program if continuing the program at SDSU
    • Up to 10 students per year will have the opportunity to continue this program as Chemistry/Biochemistry majors at SDSU 
Apply for the Spring 2023 program here!
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NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS)

The NCAS Application will be open until December 9, 2022.

NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) builds a diverse future STEM workforce by engaging two-year degree seeking students in authentic learning experiences. It opens doors for 2-year community college students seeking a STEM degree by offering three unique experiences. Scholars get a closer look at NASA’s unique missions and research and learn how to develop their talents, interests, and passion to become future STEM professionals by participating in one of three missions.

To complete the application, visit the NASA STEM Gateway.

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MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) Program is a state-wide academic enrichment program that supports economically and educationally disadvantaged students, including historically underrepresented students in STEM, to prepare for and excel in math, engineering and science majors and attain Bachelor’s of Science degrees from four-year institutions. 

Contact the Program Director to find out how MESA can support your academic success through project-based learning, work-based professional development, research education for undergraduates, internships, fellowships, and much more. 

Find Out How You Can Enhance Your STEM Learning!

Join STEM Communities

Interested in what the MESA Program has to offer? Follow this link for more information. 

Work with MESA Tutors

The MESA Program offers tutoring in STEM related subjects. Follow this link to view schedules and additional information if you are interested in becoming a tutor with us yourself!

Participate in STEM Programs

The MESA Program discovers and encourages MESA Students to apply to other Programs that would be beneficial in many ways. Follow this link to learn more.

Prepare for Transfer

The MESA Progarm provides students with resources that will be helpful for the future of student's academic success. Click this link to find the current available transfer resources!

Explore Career Pathways

Southwestern College's MESA Program offers internship opportunities to students who are pursuing a degree in any STEM related fields. Click this link to view the current available internship opportunities.

Apply for Scholarships

It is important that the MESA Program provides students with the most valuable resources. Follow this link to see what scholarships are being offered today!

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