Any MESA student in good standing, enrolled at College of Alameda or Diablo Valley College.
Grants of up to $500 will be awarded to MESA students to help with expenses for critical necessities which do not fall under other student aid programs. Examples include: eye glasses, computer software, textbooks, supplies needed for coursework, transportation expenses, and limited dental care.
Requests are approved by the MESA Coordinator/Director at your school.
Provide the following information in your request:
Please forward your request to the MESA Coordinator/Director at your school:
College of Alameda
860 Atlantic Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501
Diablo Valley College
321 Golf Club Rd
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
There is no deadline. Funding will be immediately available, if approved. Philanthropic Ventures Foundation will issue checks made payable to the student. This is a one-time educational grant.
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“I give many thanks from the bottom of my heart to the Philanthropic Ventures Foundation and Program donors. This grant will provide me with my much needed new prescription glasses and used laptop.
This is a period of tough times, and as a student who was recently laid off, the stress of finances becomes quite looming while trying to deal with the stress of schooling. With this generous grant I will be able to appropriately outfit myself in preparation for higher learning.”
-Recipient of Somerton Educational Grant