MESA Scholarships

Tacoma MESA has Scholarship Opportunities for graduating high school students involved in the program. To apply for any or all of the scholarships available through Tacoma MESA, please click the link below and fill out the form. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact June Ellis at ellisjr@plu.edu.

Tacoma MESA Scholarship Due Date April 30th by 5pm:

To be considered eligible, MESA students must:

  • Be a senior graduating spring 2021
  • Have a 2.75 GPA or above
  • Recommendation form: At least one of your recommendations has to come from a MESA teacher
  • Topic: How has your involvement with MESA influenced/impacted your decision to pursue a career in STEM? What did you learn from the pandemic and how did it impact your studies?

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Scholarship Due Date April 30th by 5pm:

To be considered eligible, MESA students must:

  • Be a senior graduating spring 2021
  • Plan to major in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) including Nursing major
  • Have a 2.75 GPA or above
  • Be African American, Native American, Hispanic/Latino, Pacific Islander or Female

Rieke Leadership Society Due Date April 30th by 5pm:

President William O. Rieke

This scholarship is intended for MESA students planning to attend PLU in the fall. The Rieke Leadership was established in 1988 by President William O. Rieke. Recipients of the award need to have demonstrated leadership in their school or community. (Recipient is expected to participate actively in both curricular and co-curricular activities in a multi-ethnic context at Pacific Lutheran University).

To be considered eligible, MESA students must:

  • Plan to attend Pacific Lutheran University in the Fall
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or above upon graduation
  • Be a senior graduating spring 2021