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MESA Student Resources

Hello MESA Students!

This page is dedicated to helping you in your planning for life after High School and success with the National Engineering Design Challenge. Please explore as much as possible. This is your chance to help yourself succeed in what you are looking to do as you move up in life.

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High School and Beyond PlanExplore Your Interest Areas:

Washington Career Bridge -- Explore career types, find a school that fits your needs, discover ways to pay for college. Start with this PDF!
"Where are You Going?"

Ready-Set-Grad! This webpage is for 6-12th graders and provides awesome information for creating pathways to college and career.
Find Your School:

Explore career types, find a school that fits your needs, discover ways to pay for college at Washington Career Bridge

Cappex College Finder has a great search with helpful filters. offers a great filtering system to narrow down best fit options for college selection
Applying for College:

The College Admissions Guidance from Washington Student Achievement Council is a great place to start!

Don't forget to check out Crafting an Unforgettable College Admissions Essay from the Princeton Review for tips and strategies on writing stellar application essays
Paying for College:

Check out the FAFSA website to get started and Fastweb scholarship and aid searches.
Alternative Pathways:

Have you considered Military options to help pay for college.

Apprenticeships are another great way to get started in technical careers.

The Next Generation Zone, created in 2007, is the Spokane area’s only career center for young adults. We combine education, career skills training, community and employment resources in one place to provide wrap-around support to inspire young adults in their career goals.

Your Passport to Career Success will take you step-by-step on your journey to a career. Plan your Adventure, Learn the Language, Prepare your Travel Tools, and Take Off on your ultimate adventure!

Download the Passport Package for the entire adventure.

Scholarships & Financial Aid
Scholarships & Financial Aid
College Bound Scholarship Program
(for middle school students)
Realize the Dream Scholarship
NW Education Loan Association,
Center for Student Success

(information about college admissions & aid)
The WashBoard Scholarship Search
(for Washington residents only)
Washington Opportunity Scholarship


Science Skills Practice
Science Skills Practice
Khan Academy – Biology
Khan Academy – Chemistry
Khan Academy – Physics
Practice math, science, and computer
science skills by watching the videos and
completing the activities offered through
the always-free Khan Academy.

Video Science
Dan Menelly, a science teacher at the
UN International School, provides the short
videos teaching students about all kinds
of scientific concepts.