The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
What is CAMP?
The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is a grant funded scholarship program by the U.S. Department of Education. CAMP is designed to meet the academic, financial, and social needs of migrant/seasonal farmworkers and their children in pursuing higher education. While the program provides its most intensive assistance during the freshman year of college, the CAMP team is available to assists students throughout their college experience.
Who may apply for CAMP?
1. Have a High School Diploma or GED
2. Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
3. Applicant or family member is considered migrant or seasonal farm worker in one of the following possible ways:
- Worked within the past 24 months for a period of 75 days in qualifying farm work.
- Have participated or currently participate in the Migrant Education Program (MEP).
- Participated in the Work Investment Act (WIA - 167) for migrant and seasonal farm workers.
- GED through High School Equivalency Program HEP.
What CAMP provides?
- Academic advising
- Major selection
- Degree planning
- Tutoring services
- CAMP workshops
- Resume building
- Connections to academic resources
- Scholarship assistance
- Monthly stipend check
- Health insurance paid (if needed)
- CAMP student retreat
- CAMP student leadership conference
- Cultural and social events
- Campus and community resources