College Assistance Migrant Programs:

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) assists students who are migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) enrolled in their first year of undergraduate studies at an IHE.  The funding supports completion of the first year of studies.  Competitive five-year grants for CAMP projects are made to IHE’s or to nonprofit private agencies that cooperate with such institutions.  The program serves approximately 2,000 CAMP participants annually.  There are currently 7 CAMP Projects in the state of Texas.  They are located at the following universities.
Texas State Technical College: (Harlingen)
The TSTC CAMP Project offers pre-college transition and first-year support services to help develop the skills needed to stay in school and successfully graduate from college. We will provide migrant students with: Academic Assistance, Cultural Enrichment, Career Planning, Academic Advising, Student Tuition and Fees, Student Books, Tools and Supplies and Monthly Stipends.

St. Edwards University: (Austin)

St. Edwards University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 5,300 and is located in Austin.  The university offers a liberal arts education emphasizing critical thinking and ethical practice.  It offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees.   The SEU CAMP Project is designed to offer an education opportunity to the sons and daughters of migrant and seasonal farmworkers.

Texas A&M International University: (Laredo)

Texas A&M International University, a member of the Texas A&M System, offers baccalaureate and masters programs in a variety of disciplines.  The TAMIU College Assistance Migrant Program provides services to approximately 40 eligible participants from low-income, migrant and seasonal farm worker backgrounds.  The program goal is to enable students to successfully complete their first academic year of college at TAMIU.  

The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College: (Brownsville)
The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College (UTB/TSC) offers a wide range of programs at the certificate, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate levels.  UTB/TSC serves more than 12,000 students at its main campus located in Brownsville.  The mission of the UTB/TSC College Assistance Migrant Program is to enhance the academic goals of the University by promoting academic success and increasing college retention through comprehensive university intervention services.


The University of Texas-El Paso: (El Paso)

UTEP is located in El Paso, on the border between the United States and Mexico.  The purpose of the UTEP College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is to strengthen the ability of eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families to successfully obtain a post-secondary degree. A multi-faceted program of academic assistance, supportive services, and financial assistance is provided to eligible first year migrant and seasonal farmworker students at UTEP in order to achieve our purpose.


The University of Texas-Pan American: (Edinburg)

UTPA is the 10th largest university in the state and the fifth largest in the UT System.  The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education lists UTPA among its top 100 best U.S. Colleges for Hispanics.  UTPA offers 54 Bachelor’s, 50 Master’s, 2 Doctoral, and one cooperative doctoral pharmacy program.  The UTPA College Assistance Migrant Program is committed to helping migrant students succeed and achieve their dream of a college education.



West Texas A&M University: (Canyon)

The campus of West Texas A&M University lies in the northeast corner of the town of Canyon and is located about fifteen miles south of Amarillo.  The West Texas A&M College Assistance Migrant Program works with 30 first year migrant students each year.   Since CAMP’s 1999 inception at WTAMU, 77 percent of the students involved in the program are still enrolled in higher education or have graduated.

[National Resources & Offices]

National Office of Migrant Education:

The mission of the Office of Migrant Education (OME) is to provide excellent leadership, technical assistance, and financial support to improve the educational opportunities and academic success of migrant children, youth, agricultural workers and fishers, and their families. The OME administers grant programs that provide academic and supportive services to the children of families who migrate to find work in the agricultural and fishing industries. The OME also administers several contracts and special initiatives.



National HEP-CAMP Association:

The National HEP-CAMP Association is comprised by HEP and CAMP Projects from all over the country.  The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) and the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) have existed since 1967 and 1972 respectively.  HEP and CAMP are educational programs which serve students from migrant or seasonal farmworker families.  HEP helps students who have dropped out of high school get their GED, and serves more than 7,000 students annually. CAMP assists students in their first year of college with academic, personal, and financial support. CAMP serves approximately 2,400 migrant participants annually. Overall, nearly three-quarters of all CAMP students graduate with baccalaureate degrees.  These two programs, which have achieved stunning success rates since their inception, are funded through grants from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education and are administered by universities, colleges and non-profit organizations nationwide.


National CAMP Alumni Association:

The objective of The National CAMP Alumni Association is to serve the tens of thousands of existing migrant farmworker families within the U.S. today.  As CAMP Alumni, we have much to appreciate and hope to give back through helping the upcoming CAMPers.  We appreciate and thank the many dedicated staff within the migrant education community as well as those within government and private industry that have helped us gain access to a higher education.  We hope that the CAMP Alumni Association serves as a conduit for thousands of CAMP Alumni to give back.  Our organization has been built and continues to operate mostly by volunteers. We invite you to join our cause!