On behalf of the Office of Economic Development, we are pleased to announce a new campaign called “Mesa Educates U,” promoting Mesa as a premier destination for higher education. This marketing campaign is an initiative of Mesa Counts on College, a collaborative effort between the City, Mesa Public Schools and Mesa Community College, whose goal is to improve college completion rates in the City.
Mesa Educates U Cooperative Marketing Program
Mesa’s established institutions A.T. Still University, Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Mesa Community College are sponsoring the campaign in partnership with newcomers Albright College, Benedictine University, Upper Iowa University, Westminster College, and Wilkes University. The focus of the campaign is to raise awareness about Mesa’s higher education opportunities by providing a web-based, one-stop-shop to learn about and interact with the colleges and universities, www.MesaEducatesU.org, and also includes an advertising schedule, an App, and a Facebook page. The Mesa Educates U website and App provide information about things to do in Mesa, how to choose the right school, and even how to pay for college – including details on the Mesa Educates U scholarship program.
“We want everybody to know that Mesa is Arizona’s newest college town, with more than a dozen colleges and universities to choose from with programs in business, science, technology and education to name just a few,” Mayor Scott Smith said. “We are excited to partner with these institutions and Mesa Counts on College to show prospective students nationwide what we have to offer.”
The program is anchored by Discover U Weekend scheduled for March 8-9, 2013. This special event is designed to give prospective students a chance to meet with school representatives during signature events in Mesa, including Free 2nd Fridays in Downtown Mesa and a Chicago Cubs spring training game at Hohokam Stadium. Sign up to win tickets to the game and learn more at www.MesaEducatesU.org.
Mesa Educates U College Scholarships
Additionally, we are pleased to announce the new Mesa Educates U Scholarship Program being offered by several of the new colleges in Mesa. A partnership with four of the new liberal arts colleges expanding into Mesa, these scholarships will be offered annually to Mesa residents who have demonstrated strong academic performance and financial need. The scholarships will be awarded by the participating institutions as part of their admissions process. To find out more about education opportunities and Mesa Educates U college scholarships, join us for Discover U Weekend or visit www.MesaEducatesU.org.