Our Opportunities

The Mesa Scholarship Cycle is open from December 7, 2020 – March 8, 2021.

The Mesa College scholarship program enables students to complete their studies, and is one of the keys to ensuring student success through financial support. Scholarships range in value from $250 – $5,000 Scholarship opportunities are available to all Mesa students. Eligibility is the only limitation on the number of scholarships for which you can apply. Recipients will receive a maximum of three awards (the three highest in monetary value). If you are identified as a recipient for a scholarship opportunity, attendance at the annual Virtual Scholarship Awards Recognition Celebration is encouraged. The 2021 Recognition Celebration will be held Virtually on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 @ 5:00pm

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$500 Ain't I a Woman Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 Sojourner Truth gave the “Ain’t I a Woman” speech at the Women’s Convention in Akron, Ohio, on May 29, 1851. At that time she...
UPDATED 2020/2021 Sojourner Truth gave the “Ain’t I a Woman” speech at...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/08/2021
$3,000.00 Albert J. Grennan Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship fund was established by Myra Harada, wife of Albert J. Grennan, Professor Emeritus of Biology at Mesa College,...
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship fund was established by Myra Harada,...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline03/08/2021
$250.00 Alison Primoza Honors Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship was established to recognize and provide financial assistance to a deserving member of the Honors...
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship was established to recognize and...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline03/08/2021
$250-$500 Allen Rogert Memorial Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 Navy veteran Allen Rogert fought in WWII when he was just 17 years old. He admired those with an education & helped others better...
UPDATED 2020/2021 Navy veteran Allen Rogert fought in WWII when he was...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250-$500
Deadline03/08/2021
$250-$500 Allied Health Single Parent Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship was established by San Diego Mesa College’s Allied Health Department to recognize a deserving student who has...
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship was established by San Diego Mesa...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250-$500
Deadline03/08/2021
$300 Amado R. Quintanilla, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship is awarded in honor of Amado R. Quintanilla Jr. who valued higher education learning. As a WWII veteran, he...
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship is awarded in honor of Amado R....
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $300
Deadline03/08/2021
$500 American Federation of Teachers Larry Schwartz Memorial Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship fund was established by the faculty members of American Federations of Teachers of the San Diego Community...
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship fund was established by the faculty...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/08/2021
$500.00 ANNETTE BENNING PROMISE
Updated 2020/2021 The Annette Bening Promise Scholarship was established in 2018 in honor of Mesa College alumna, and actor, Annette Bening. The...
Updated 2020/2021 The Annette Bening Promise Scholarship was established...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/08/2021
$250 - $500 Architecture Program Design Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 The Architecture Program Design Scholarship was established to recognize excellence in architectural design and provide financial...
UPDATED 2020/2021 The Architecture Program Design Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250 - $500
Deadline03/08/2021
$250 Art Department Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 This opportunity was established by the San Diego Mesa College Fine Art Department and retired gallery staff, Pat Vine. The...
UPDATED 2020/2021 This opportunity was established by the San Diego Mesa...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250
Deadline03/08/2021
$300-$350 Asian Pacific Islander American Studies Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship awards students for their interest in improving the understanding of Asian Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs)...
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship awards students for their interest in...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $300-$350
Deadline03/08/2021
$250-$1000 Associated Students "Basic Needs" Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 This Associated Students scholarship fund was established by the San Diego Mesa College Associated Students in Fall 2018...
UPDATED 2020/2021 This Associated Students scholarship fund was...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250-$1000
Deadline03/08/2021
$250-$1000 Associated Students Academic Achievement Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 The Associated Students scholarship fund was established by the San Diego Mesa College Associated Students in Fall 2000 to...
UPDATED 2020/2021 The Associated Students scholarship fund was...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250-$1000
Deadline03/08/2021
$250-$1000 Associated Students Community Service Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 The Associated Students scholarship fund was established by the Mesa College Associated Students to recognize and provide...
UPDATED 2020/2021 The Associated Students scholarship fund was...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250-$1000
Deadline03/08/2021
$300-$500 Biology Department Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 This fund was established by the Biology Department faculty to recognize and provide financial assistance to a deserving student...
UPDATED 2020/2021 This fund was established by the Biology Department...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $300-$500
Deadline03/08/2021
$500 Board of Trustees Scholarship--Supported by the Scott A. and Elizabeth V. Christensen Foundation
UPDATED 2020/2021 The San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees Scholarship, supported by the Scott A. and Elizabeth V. Christensen...
UPDATED 2020/2021 The San Diego Community College District Board of...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/08/2021
$250-$500 Braille Transcribers' Scholarship Award for Visually Impaired Students
UPDATED 2020/2021 The Braille Transcribers’ Scholarship Award for Visually Impaired Students was established at Mesa College in 1996, through an...
UPDATED 2020/2021 The Braille Transcribers’ Scholarship Award for...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250-$500
Deadline03/08/2021
250-300 Bright Mothers Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 Bright Mothers is a non-profit based out of Temecula, California and helps create brighter futures for women and their children...
UPDATED 2020/2021 Bright Mothers is a non-profit based out of Temecula,...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: 250-300
Deadline03/08/2021
$250-$1000 Burdg Family Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship was established in memory of Marvin and Roberta Burdg, to provide support to students at Mesa...
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship was established in memory of Marvin...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250-$1000
Deadline03/08/2021
$500 Cal Coast Cares Foundation College Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 The Cal Coast Cares Foundation Scholarship program provides monetary support for academic expenses to current college students in...
UPDATED 2020/2021 The Cal Coast Cares Foundation Scholarship program...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/08/2021
$250.00 CalWORKs Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 The Mesa CalWORKs Scholarship awards $250 to a San Diego Mesa College student actively using our CalWORKs services for the...
UPDATED 2020/2021 The Mesa CalWORKs Scholarship awards $250 to a San...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline03/08/2021
$350-500 Cesar and Bette Gonzalez Chicana and Chicano Studies Department Memorial Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 Established by Mesa College faculty/staff to recognize outstanding scholarship & leadership. Named after César A. González...
UPDATED 2020/2021 Established by Mesa College faculty/staff to recognize...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $350-500
Deadline03/08/2021
$250-$1,000 Chancellor's Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 The Chancellor’s Scholarship has been established by the Mesa College Foundation to recognize students for academic excellence...
UPDATED 2020/2021 The Chancellor’s Scholarship has been established by...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250-$1,000
Deadline03/08/2021
$500 Charles W. Patrick Memorial Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship fund was established by San Diego Community College District in memory of the first Chancellor of the San Diego...
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship fund was established by San Diego...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/08/2021
500-2000 Chef Mark Blaauboer Memorial
UPDATED 2020/2021 Chef Mark Blaauboer has had such an influential role in shaping San Diego’s culinary and hospitality industry through education....
UPDATED 2020/2021 Chef Mark Blaauboer has had such an influential role...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: 500-2000
Deadline03/08/2021
$500 Chemistry Department Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship is for Mesa College students with a declared major in chemistry or a related field. It is required to be...
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship is for Mesa College students with a...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/08/2021
$250.00 Cher Fertig Memorial Art Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 Cher Fertig will always be remembered for her compassionate heart, enormous generosity and great affection for Art. As one of her...
UPDATED 2020/2021 Cher Fertig will always be remembered for her...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline03/08/2021
$250-$500 plus 1 year of APTA Membership Christine Balderas Student PTA Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship was established by the PTA class of 2015 to reflect the inspiration provided by Professor Balderas to assist a...
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship was established by the PTA class of...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250-$500 plus 1 year of APTA Membership
Deadline03/08/2021
$500 College Police Supporting Veterans Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship opportunity was created to provide financial support to veterans who are pursuing a degree or certificate at...
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship opportunity was created to provide...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/08/2021
$250-$500 Communication Studies - Weiss-Wittner Speech & Debate Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship was established by the faculty of the Communications Studies Department to recognize and assist deserving...
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship was established by the faculty of the...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250-$500
Deadline03/08/2021
$5,000.00 Cynthia K. Wilson Memorial Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 Cynthia K. Wilson was a single mother of three who worked as a ticket agent for American Airlines for 30 years. To everyone she...
UPDATED 2020/2021 Cynthia K. Wilson was a single mother of three who...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline03/08/2021
$250 D.S.P.S. "Dream, Strive, Persevere & Succeed" Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship fund was established by the Disability Support Programs & Services Department at San Diego Mesa College to...
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship fund was established by the...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250
Deadline03/08/2021
$700 Dental Assisting Program Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship is in memory of dental assisting colleagues and mentors that were dedicated to supporting the faculty and...
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship is in memory of dental assisting...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $700
Deadline03/08/2021
$250 Devan Caddell Memorial Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 Devan Caddell was an honor student and cross-country and track star. In 2007, he passed away in a car accident. The Exercise...
UPDATED 2020/2021 Devan Caddell was an honor student and cross-country...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250
Deadline03/08/2021
$250.00 Dietschman Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 The Dietschman Scholarship was established to provide scholarships to students pursuing nursing or medical degrees and/or a...
UPDATED 2020/2021 The Dietschman Scholarship was established to provide...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline03/08/2021
$250-$500 Dr. Granville N. Moore Memorial Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 Dr. Granville N. Moore was a graduate of Meharry Medical College, the first medical school in the south for African Americans and...
UPDATED 2020/2021 Dr. Granville N. Moore was a graduate of Meharry...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250-$500
Deadline03/08/2021
$250 Dr. Kevin J. Branson LGBTQ Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 The LGBTQ scholarship was established by San Diego Mesa College employee Dr. Kevin Branson. The LGBTQ student population is...
UPDATED 2020/2021 The LGBTQ scholarship was established by San Diego...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250
Deadline03/08/2021
$250 DSPS Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship fund was established by Irene Evans in memory of her daughter, Marianne Jennifer Evans, to recognize and provide...
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship fund was established by Irene Evans...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250
Deadline03/08/2021
$250-$750 E.F.K Music Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship was established to support students pursuing music at Mesa College. Eligibility Criteria: - Must have a 3.0 (B)...
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship was established to support students...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250-$750
Deadline03/08/2021
$250.00 Emmanuel Jimenez Molina Memorial Aquatics Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 The Emmanuel Jimenez Molina Memorial Aquatics Scholarship was created in loving memory of Emmanuel Jimenez Molina, who was a...
UPDATED 2020/2021 The Emmanuel Jimenez Molina Memorial Aquatics...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline03/08/2021
$250 English Department Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 From the faculty of the English Department, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding English major. Eligibility...
UPDATED 2020/2021 From the faculty of the English Department, this...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250
Deadline03/08/2021
$250.00 EOPS Program Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship was established by the EOPS Department at San Diego Mesa College in order to recognize financially and...
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship was established by the EOPS...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline03/08/2021
$250 - $500 Fashion Club - Fashion Design Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship fund was established by the Fashion Club of San Diego Mesa College’s Fashion Program to recognize and provide...
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship fund was established by the Fashion...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250 - $500
Deadline03/08/2021
$250 - $500 Fashion Club - Fashion Merchandising Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship fund was established by the Fashion Club of San Diego Mesa College’s Fashion Program to recognize and provide...
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship fund was established by the Fashion...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250 - $500
Deadline03/08/2021
$250-$1000 Fashion Program Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship fund was established by the San Diego Mesa College Fashion Program to recognize and provide financial assistance...
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship fund was established by the San Diego...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250-$1000
Deadline03/08/2021
$250-$500 Fashion Technology Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship fund was established San Diego Mesa College Fashion Program to recognize and provide financial assistance to a...
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship fund was established San Diego Mesa...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250-$500
Deadline03/08/2021
$250 - $750 Francis X. Gold Memorial Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 Frank Gold was a quadriplegic for twenty years or so due to a motorcycle accident, but he held down a full-time job and lived an...
UPDATED 2020/2021 Frank Gold was a quadriplegic for twenty years or so...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250 - $750
Deadline03/08/2021
$500.00 Francisco Z. Plazola Memorial Culinary Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 Francisco Z. Plazola came to the United States from Jalisco, Mexico, in pursuit of building a new life, and with the hope of...
UPDATED 2020/2021 Francisco Z. Plazola came to the United States from...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/08/2021
$250-$1000 George and Evelyn Peterson Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship was made possible by the George and Evelyn Peterson Endowment. Eligibility Criteria: - Must have a 3.0 (B) GPA -...
UPDATED 2020/2021 This scholarship was made possible by the George and...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250-$1000
Deadline03/08/2021
$250-$500 Gladys E. Carter Memorial Scholarship
UPDATED 2020/2021 The children of Gladys Carter created this scholarship in memory of their mother. She was extremely talented in the creative...
UPDATED 2020/2021 The children of Gladys Carter created this scholarship...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $250-$500
Deadline03/08/2021