College and Career Readiness

Are you interested in college but not sure where to start?

What are your interests? What career is the best fit for you? Use your MISD login to visit the Career Cruising website.  this is a free resource for all MISD students.

Career Cruising

Getting Started and Research

Parents, junior and senior year can be difficult to navigate while balancing schoolwork, extracurricular obligations and the college application process.  Print these checklists to help you stay organized and involved in each step of the process.

11th Grade Family Action Plan

For General college information.     College for ALL Texans  Available in Spanish.



For local college recruiters.                      Questions about particular colleges



Use this FORM to contact information for local college recruiters.  Feel free to contact them with any questions you may have.



Need help deciding what you should study in college?  My Major Survey

Watch this short video created by Harlingen CISD to learn more about college and career readiness.  You can learn more about terminology and resources regarding: GPA & class Rank, ACT/PSAT/SAT, Dual Enrollment, Financial Aid and 2 year, 4 year degrees.

Need a Plan?

If you feel lost in the process of planning for the future, reach out to your counselor.  Whether it is a certification program, trade school, junior college, or a university they can help you navigate this difficult process. They are available to help develop a plan for the future future that fits the needs of the student and their family.  Contact your counselor for an appointment.




Visit Mr. Gonzalez, College Advisor, in the quad room to get help with the following college readiness activities. 

Register for SAT/ACT and get your fee waiver
Work on your college applications
Help with FAFSA and Scholarship applications
College Research
Test Prep Help




Apply For College

Texas Schools : this is the application most Texas public colleges and universities will use

Private School : You can use this common application for private school application or out of state colleges.

Historically Black Colleges

Tribal Colleges Information

Hispanic College Information



Scholarships are something you should always be applying for during your Junior and Senior year of high school.  Complete as many applications as you can per month.

Information you may need:
MHS School Code: 444-710
Mesquite ISD Scholarship page has good information as well:

Scholarship Opportunities

Athletic Scholarship Register

North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship - December 15, 2018 (5 Awards - $1000); click HERE for more info.

SBO Essay Scholarship- December 31, 2018 (10 Awards - $1000); click HERE for more info.


Proud Texas Scholarship

Deadline: December 30, 2018

In order to participate in the scholarship contest, applicants must meet or exceed the following criteria:

High school senior or current college student in the state of Texas, to be enrolled in a two-year to five-year institution in Texas in 2019, No minimum GPA requirement.  Must be legal resident of the United States.  Applicants under 18, you must have permission from a parent or legal guardian, and you must upload a 30-120 second video to YouTube and provide link to the video.  You will need a supporting essay expanding on video content, no more than 500 words.  Original work, not previously published.  Must apply to the scholarship from the link provided on university or school's website.  Scholarship winner will be chosen within one month upon closing of competition on December 30,2018.
Click HERE to submit an application.


Robot Vacuum Area Scholarship

Deadline: December 2018

Amount $1000

Click HERE for more information


Texas Student Housing Scholarship

(Must print, fill out, and mail in)
Due January 31, 2019



Carr P. Collins Scholarship (Baylor University)

Due January 31, 2019

Amount: minimum of $5,350 for the first year and renewable for 3 additional years

have a >1310 on SAT and >28 on ACT
Completed a balanced College Prep program in History, Science, and Foreign Language (AP or DC)
Rank in the top 25% of class
Be a resident of the state of Texas
Applying for this scholarship will also put you in the running for many other scholarships at Baylor.



Dallas Jewish Community Foundation & Southwest Foundation Scholarship

Due February 11, 2019
Amount: Minimum of $500 & maximum of $7500



Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (in California) National Scholarship Competition

For: Students interested in the global industries of Fashion, Visual Arts, Graphics, Interior Design, Social Media, and Entertainment
Deadline: March 29, 2019
28 scholarships including 8 full one year scholarships
worth $31,500 each
For more info click the link below or call Lisa Morabito 800-262-3436

FIDM Scholarship



Baylor University Scholarship

Amount: $2500 each year
-Must be accepted to Baylor;
-Have a minimum combined math and evidenced based reading and writing score of 1310 on the SAT or a minimum of 28 on the ACT;
-Have completed a college prep class from each of the following history, science, and a foreign language;
-Be in the top quarter of your class, and be a resident of Texas



Rising Star Scholarship Program

Who should apply?
Any student who plans to attend a Dallas County Community College 
after graduation (i.e. Eastfield)
Click HERE for more information and an application

The Scholarship Informer

Click HERE for more information about how to get free money for college.


Additional Scholarship Websites