May 5, 2022

Scholarships with June Deadlines

Ready to apply for some college scholarships? Learn about eight different scholarships with June deadlines that feature a diverse range of qualifications and requirements. Whether you love sports, culinary arts, or poetry, there’s something for all kinds of students on this list of June scholarships. Prizes top out at $1,500. Find all the details on… Read More »

March 30, 2022

Early College Programs

Learn about the benefits of Early College Program, how they started, how they reduce the cost of college degree completion, how the program has expanded, and how you can find participating schools within MEFA Pathway.

March 30, 2022

MEFA Pathway Now Integrated with Clever

Learn how students can sign into MEFA Pathway using Clever, a secure pipeline between a school’s data and various learning applications that offers single sign-on capabilities, and why this is beneficial for students.

March 30, 2022

Scholarships for April Deadlines

Scholarships include the Project Yellow Light Video Design Scholarship, AFSA National High School Essay Contest, Pretty Lightroom Presets Scholarship, We The Students Essay Contest, The FormSwift Scholarship Program, College JumpStart Scholarship, and The Fountainhead Scholarship.

November 20, 2019

Exciting Updates to Our College & Career Planning Tool MEFA Pathway

MEFA continually makes changes and adds new features to MEFA Pathway, our free college and career planning portal for Massachusetts students. MEFA Pathway helps support and guide students as they plan for their future. As students utilize the tools and resources available in MEFA Pathway, school counselors and educators can monitor progress and provide the… Read More »

March 6, 2019

Breaking News: Introducing MEFA Pathway for Middle School

MEFA is thrilled to announce the launch of its college and career planning portal for students in grades 6-8. MEFA Pathway is MEFA’s established and reputable college and career planning website to help high school students navigate the future. And it’s now available to every student in middle school, with new, engaging features created for… Read More »

December 5, 2018

How Students Can Connect Interests to Potential Careers

What do I want to pursue in a career?  How will I know what path is right for me?  What profession would fit my personality? Very few high school students have a clear idea as to what career path they may like to pursue, yet all students have interests and values that develop as they… Read More »

December 5, 2018

Use MEFA Pathway to Easily Create a Resume

Why is a resume important to high school students? A resume is a written repository of an individual’s educational, personal, and professional qualifications and experiences. It’s used most often for employment applications, but high school students often use them in the college admissions process. If you know a student who needs to create a resume,… Read More »

December 5, 2018

MEFA Pathway is Ready for the 2018-19 School Year!

MEFA Pathway is gearing up for a great school year! If you haven’t yet heard about MEFA Pathway, it’s an online web portal that provides a fun and engaging environment for MA students in grades 6-12 to plan for academic and career success. Offered free of cost by MEFA, MEFA Pathway plays a key role… Read More »

December 5, 2018

Summer Months Lend Themselves to New Pathways

Students look forward to summer break, but sometimes students struggle to find ways to keep busy during the summer months. If you know a student entering grades 9-12, you should know about MEFA Pathway, a valuable, engaging resource that can help students stay busy over the summer as they learn about themselves and progress through the… Read More »

June 22, 2018

Build Your Resume with MEFA Pathway

The 2017-18 school year is quickly coming to a close, and students have been busy throughout the year with so many great activities both inside and outside of school. It’s important to make certain that all achievements and accomplishments are documented properly. MEFA Pathway has the perfect tool for this, and now is the time… Read More »

June 22, 2018

Learn How to Compare Colleges with MEFA Pathway

Attention counselors! Are your high school juniors struggling with solidifying a list of colleges to apply to? Understandably it can be overwhelming, considering there are over 7,000 undergraduate schools offered throughout the United States. On average, students apply to 6-8 schools, which generally ensures that they will be admitted to a suitable institution. The final… Read More »

April 4, 2018

Learn About the Cost of Borrowing from MEFA Pathway’s Loan Cost Estimator

Deciding where to attend college is more than likely the most important decision that a 12th grade student has made thus far in his or her life. And within that decision, families must explore options for funding the cost of higher education and decide how they will pay the bill. Students often borrow loans and… Read More »

March 28, 2018

MEFA Pathway’s College Cost Calculator Helps Students Make the College Decision

Whether or not college applications were sent out Early Action or Regular Decision, acceptance letters and financial aid packages are arriving in full force. It’s an exciting time of year for students as they decide where they will spend the next four years. This is likely one of the most monumental decisions that high school… Read More »

March 14, 2018

Scholarships for STEM Majors

In the past few years, there’s been an emphasis on skills that students learn by studying science, technology, engineering, and math—collectively known as STEM. In 2009, the Obama administration even announced the 2009 “Educate to Innovate” campaign to motivate and inspire students to excel in STEM subjects. And for good reason! By 2018, projections (per… Read More »

February 15, 2018

MEFA Pathway Can Help Students Discover Careers

Very few students have a clear idea as to what career path they may like to pursue after high school. But all students have interests, values, skills, and strengths that develop as they grow. Often, they just need help identifying those interests and skills to make the connection to a career path. MEFA’s college and… Read More »

February 15, 2018

Let MEFA Pathway Help with the Scholarship Search

Searching for scholarships can be an overwhelming task for students.  I went back to college to earn a master’s degree in 2010, and I was intent on applying for all of the scholarships for which I was eligible. I searched online through various search engines, but the results were so extensive that I felt lost,… Read More »

February 15, 2018

Search for Colleges with MEFA Pathway

Many questions emerge when students start to think about where they would like to apply to college. Is an urban or rural setting preferred? What particular degrees and programs are desired? Is the student population size a critical factor? Is it important to be close to home? What cost amount seems feasible? All of these… Read More »

February 15, 2018

Create Your Resume with MEFA Pathway

If you’ve ever applied for a job, you’re very familiar with the format and function of a resume. But did you know that high school students can also use a resume for college applications? And students applying for their first full or part-time job will of course also benefit from a professional, complete resume. MEFA… Read More »

February 15, 2018

Learn About Yourself and Find Careers with MEFA Pathway

What activities do I like best and how might these influence a career choice? What is important to me in a job, and what may fit my personality? How do particular skills of mine translate into career success? Very few students have a clear idea as to what career path they may like to pursue,… Read More »

October 3, 2017

How MEFA Pathway Can Benefit YOU

By now, you may have had some time to explore MEFA Pathway and perhaps even lead your students through the registration process and some of the many activities offered. As your students use the portal to plan for academic and career success, you should know that MEFA Pathway offers several tools to help you, the… Read More »

August 21, 2017

Introducing MEFA Pathway Your Plan for the Future

    Welcome to MEFA Pathway Your Plan for the Future! We’re excited to launch our updated and enhanced website that helps students in grades 6-12 plan for academic and career success. MEFA Pathway provides fun and interactive activities and tools to guide students as they learn more about themselves and develop a personal roadmap for their future. MEFA Pathway includes… Read More »

August 20, 2017

Looking for MEFA Pathway Training?

Looking for some MEFA Pathway training? Register for one of our training events below, or request a training at a different time. MEFA Pathway Trainings: Thursday, September 7, 2017 @ West Springfield High School, 11:30am-1:00pm Tuesday, September 12, 2017 @ Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School, 1:00-2:30pm Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ Monson High… Read More »

July 28, 2017

What to Do If You’re on the Waitlist

As you hear the decisions on your college admissions applications throughout your senior year, you may receive word that you’ve been placed on a school’s waitlist. Neither a “yes” nor a “no,” the waitlist allows a college to delay your admissions decision, along with the decision for several other student applicants. Waitlists can include hundreds… Read More »

July 28, 2017

Activities and the College Experience

As a part of your college applications, you’ll be asked to report your extracurricular activities. Colleges want to know more about you than just your grades and test scores – they’re curious about your interests, and how you’ve spent your time outside the classroom. As you provide colleges the full picture of you, keep in… Read More »

July 28, 2017

An Area of Major Concern

Once you arrive to college, and sometimes even before, you’ll need to select your major. A big part of your college experience, your major dictates your area of study and can range from anything as basic as business to something as specific as theme park engineering. There are a few important things to know about… Read More »