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For Immediate Release                                               Danielle McNamara (510) 987-0230

April 22, 2010                                                   



Mendocino Students Earn

$10,500 MESA Scholarship


Four Mendocino College MESA students earned a scholarship to transfer to a four-year college.


The National Science Foundation scholarship is awarded by the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program.


The award aims to assist students who will transfer to a four-year college and earn a math-based degree.


Rising sophomores receive up to $12,500 over a four-year period and transfer-ready students receive up to $10,500 over a three-year period. Students are awarded based on academic performance, leadership, MESA involvement and financial need. All of the students are transferring to 4-year colleges or universities that also have a MESA program.


The following MESA students were awarded the NSF S-STEM Scholarship:

Gonzalo Parajon Sequeira, computer science

Veva Garcia, computer science

David Vega, mechanical engineering

James Acevado, civil engineering


MESA is an award-winning academic enrichment program that provides educationally disadvantaged students with the tools to earn bachelor’s degrees in math-based fields. With tutoring and mentoring, extra study sessions, transfer counseling and study centers, MESA provides an environment that allows students to succeed in math and science and navigate the transfer system more easily.


Ninety-nine percent of MESA community college students who transfer to four-year institutions pursue STEM majors.


For more information about MESA please visit or contact Danielle McNamara at (510)987-0230 or


Created: September 26, 2011 @ 03:16 PM
Last Modified: September 26, 2011 @ 03:18 PM


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