What is c.a.m.p?
The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at Arizona Western College is a federally funded program designed to meet the needs of students with migrant or seasonal farm-working backgrounds. AWC’s CAMP Program is currently the only one in Arizona.
CAMP offers to eligible students’ valuable information on pre-college transitions and support services to aid the development of skills necessary to succeed in their first year of higher education. Services include academic counseling, tutoring, skills workshops, health services, financial aid stipends, and a residential program. Students will have the opportunity to develop lifelong friends while participating in social activities in a collegiate environment.
CAMP collaborates with AWC faculty, student services, outreach programs, and community-based agencies to improve educational and career opportunities for all CAMP students. Limited follow-up services are provided to participants after their first year.
CAMP Eligibility Requirements:
• You must be a Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States of America.
• A person, or his/her immediate family member, must have spent a minimum of 75 days during the past 24 months as a migrant or seasonal farmworker or previously been in the Migrant Education Program at anytime from K-12th Grade.
• You must be a first-year student enrolled at AWC.
• You must demonstrate financial need (be Pell Grant eligible). For information on Pell grant eligibility go to www.fafsa.ed.gov or call (928) 317-7627.
• You must plan to transfer to a four-year university.
The College Assistance Migrant Program is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education.