To be eligible for the MESA scholarship, students must have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 or above from their high school (for Freshman applicants) or previous college. The following criteria will be used to rank eligible applicants:
1. Essay describing why student is pursuing a secondary school teaching career.
2. Math teacher recommendation(s)
3. Math coursework at prior school (high school and/or previous college)
4. Membership in underrepresented population in mathematics teaching (gender, social economic status, ethnicity, rural background).
The first review of MESA Scholarship applications will be on February 1, 2014. All applications submitted after this date will be considered as the committee is able to review and award them. Scholarships will be awarded until funds are fully allocated to eligible recipients.
Decisions on MESA scholarship awards and/or retention, will be made by the MESA Review Committee. This committee will be comprised of three faculty members: one from mathematics education (College of Education) and two from mathematics (College of Arts and Sciences). Appointments to this committee will be made by the respective Deans of these colleges.