CSM student Oscar Franco has been named a 2019 Latinos In Technology Scholar by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The scholarship provides LatinX students in STEM fields with funding of up to $10,000 per year for three years when they transfer to a four year university. The scholarship can total as much as $30,000.

A graduate of San Mateo High School, Oscar is completing his third year at CSM. He has applied to a number of UCs and CSUs to enter in fall 2019 as a biology major. He is also exploring biology-based internships for the summer before transferring.

Oscar learned of the Latinos In Technology scholarship from CSM’s MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement) program. MESA supports students with access to funding sources, internships, tutoring, field trips and special events designed to encourage first-generation and underprivileged students to pursue careers in STEM fields. The scholarship is available to LatinX STEM majors in certain Northern California counties with at least a 3.0 GPA.

To learn more about MESA, visit collegeofsanmateo.edu/mesa.