Mesa Journeys



Eligibility & Application

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To receive assistance:

  • Students must be enrolled at Mesa College
  • Students must meet federal income guidelines
  • Must be first-generation to attend college, and/or a student in the DSPS program and evidencing academic need.
  • New participants must be full-time students who intend to transfer to the four-year university to pursue a bachelor's degree.
  • UPDATE: Undocumented students eligible above are now encouraged to apply. Welcome!

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STAR TRIO provides students opportunities for academic development, assists with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students towards the successful completion of their post-secondary education.

Students interested in applying for the STAR program must submit a completed program application.

Apply to STAR TRIO

Please download and save the Program Application, complete it, then email the form to

Students may also be asked to provide:

  • Referral form from other support services programs (DSPS, EOPS, Promise, etc.) 
  • Verification of income (signed income tax return) - Independent (Student), Dependent (Parent)