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College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

College Assistance Migrant Program

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is a grant-funded first-year transition program from the US Office of Migrant Education that assists students with immigrant backgrounds and/or seasonal farm work.

Our mission is to provide financial assistance, educational and technological support, and additional educational opportunities to help students achieve their goals at the University of North Georgia and beyond.

College Assistance Migrant Program

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is a federally funded program designed to meet the needs of students with immigrant background.

College Assistance Migrant Program
College Assistance Migrant Program

College Assistance Migrant Program provides eligible students with valuable pre-college transition information and support services to help develop skills necessary for success in the first year of higher education.

Services include academic counseling, tutoring, workshops, health referrals, financial assistance student grants and cultural enrichment activities. Students have the opportunity to develop lifelong friends while participating in social activities in a collegial environment.

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) works with WSU faculty, student services, outreach programs, and community agencies to improve educational and career opportunities for all CAMP students. CAMP Scholars have the opportunity to receive ongoing academic support services from the CAMP program. These support services can facilitate the retention of CAMP students in higher education through graduation and beyond.

Student Services By College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

The services offered by CAMP are diverse and designed to facilitate students’ transition from high school to a college environment and to ensure successful completion of their freshman year. The program offers a stipend of up to $1,000.00 ($500.00 per semester). Participants can register via CAMP before the start of the semester in order to take the necessary courses and not hinder the path to graduation.

Also, a CAMP academic advisor meets with each student at least monthly to monitor his or her academic progress and identify potential educational milestones. Additionally, CAMP will work closely with students to meet their academic, professional and personal needs by hosting career development, guidance and study skills, finance and budgeting workshops; FAFSA assistance and grants processes and finding housing; and offer personal advice.

Similarly, College Assistance Migrant Program offers students access to a computer lab (located in the Lighty Student Services Building) and free tutoring in various disciplines and areas of study. Most importantly, CAMP participants are invited to participate in student meetings and social events that allow them to build a community network.

  • Student Advisory Service
  • Personal advice
  • Career counseling
  • Priority registration
  • Free tutoring
  • Financial assistance and assistance in applying for a scholarship
  • Finance/budget organization
  • Free computer access and support
  • Development opportunities for managers
  • Workshops on university success
  • Monthly grant based on financial need
  • Cultural enrichment activities
  • Learning ability training

Public Relations and Recruitment
College Assistance Migrant Program conducts high school presentations, bilingual parenting workshop presentations, and coordinates field trips to Sac State. In addition, CAMP provides registration application assistance for CSU Apply, CAMP, EOP, and fee waivers.

New Student Orientation and Housing
CAMP offers information on housing options on/off campus, living costs, financing packages, room and rental agreements.

College Student Assistance From CAMP Grant
College Student Assistance From CAMP Grant

EOP Summer Bridge Academy
Eligible students enroll in a free five-week intensive summer program that works together to engage in an ongoing high school-to-college transition process.

CAMP Learning Community
The students take three coordinated courses as a cohort and share the entire curriculum of the first semester.

Counseling (Personal, Scientific and Professional)
CAMP provides educational and emotional support to help students achieve academic success.

Students complete a minimum of five hours per week either working individually with a tutor, attending a group tutoring session, studying independently and/or completing homework.

Academic Planning, Course Selection and Registration
Students develop an Individualized Academic Plan (IAP) to achieve academic, professional, professional, and personal goals. In addition, students receive academic counseling, planning, and registration support throughout the academic year.

FAFSA and Grant Applications
Students receive one-on-one and/or workshop assistance in completing the Free Federal Student Aid Application (FAFSA) and follow-up services to ensure students submit all required documents in a timely manner.

First year seminar
CAMP offers a year-long course designed to prepare students for successful transition and integration on campus.

Services For High School Counselor

Migrant Student Days

Due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the State of Sacramento has made the difficult decision to cancel, reschedule, or move to a virtual format all in-person events through the last day of the academic year, May 20th. Consequently, the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) will not host or participate in in-person or on- and off-campus events, including Migrant Student Days.

However, if you are interested in a virtual option for your students, the CAMP program can offer them a presentation about CAMP and the state of Sacramento. A virtual campus tour is also offered. If you would like to schedule a virtual presentation, please contact our outreach specialist Elizabeth Sanchez via email or call 916-278-4259.

Eligibility Of College Assistance Migrant Program

CAMP offers financial and academic support to freshmen with the following qualifications:

1. Enroll as a full-time student (12 credit hours)

2. One of the following:

  • Be a migrant/seasonal farm worker.
  • Be the immediate family of a migrant/seasonal farm worker.
  • Any student who or whose parents have worked at least 75 days in the past 24 months as a migrant or seasonal farm worker.
  • Any student who has attended or is currently attending the Migrant Education Program, the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP), the Employment and Training Administration or other services and activities established under Section 167 of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).

3. US citizen or permanent resident (green card holder).

4. Earned college credit hours may not exceed 23 for current UNG or transferred students. College credits earned in high school do not count.

5. Must apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

6. Demonstrate one or more of the following needs:

  • Financial need – Pell eligibility; low income.
  • Academic Needs – Low GPA and/or low ACT/SAT scores; limited college prep courses.
  • Personal Needs – First generation student; irrelevant; single-parent household; Housing and/or geographic boundaries.

Resources for immigrant students

CAMP (College Assistance Migrant Program) Universities

CAMP Grants For College Students
CAMP Grants For College Students

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) assists students who are migrant or seasonal farm workers (or children of such workers) who are enrolling in college in their first year of undergraduate studies. The funding supports the completion of the first year of study.

  • St Edwards University
  • West Texas A&M University
  • University of Texas at El Paso
  • El Paso Community College
  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Texas A&M International University, Laredo
  • Texas State Technical College, Harlingen
  • University of Houston

Scholarship Opportunities

  • AMET (Association for Migrant Educators of Texas) scholarship.
  • ACET (Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas) scholarship.
  • NAFEPA (National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators)
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund
  • LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) grants.

Migrant Students Foundation

The Migrant Students Foundation, Inc. is a 501c-3 nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the hundreds of thousands of immigrant farmworker families in the United States today by helping them earn money with scholarships, internships, and service connect learning opportunities.

We also want to support the many dedicated staff and educators in the migrant education community, as well as other professionals in government and the private sector who are helping young migrants access higher education and a better future.