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The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington (UW) provides academic support and retention services to college students from migrant and seasonal farm working families. CAMP works with campus faculty, student services and community-based agencies to help CAMP students persist through their first year of college and graduate with baccalaureate degrees. CAMP is housed in the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity at the UW.

UW CAMP Services at the University of Washington:

  • Academic skills assessment
  • Access to scholarships
  • CAMP summer orientation program and course
  • Career development
  • Cultural and social events
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Personal counseling and academic advising
  • Tutoring and instructional support
  • Up to $1,200 stipend for participation

UW CAMP Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a US citizen or US permanent legal resident
  • Must be admitted to the University of Washington–Seattle Campus for the next academic year as a freshman applicant
  • Must be from a migrant and seasonal farmworker background

A student may be eligible by meeting one of the following requirements:

  • Either the student or his/her immediate family must have worked at least 75 days within the last two years in agriculture as a migrant or seasonal farmworker. This includes any activity directly related to the production of crops, dairy products, poultry, or livestock for commercial sale or personal subsistence, cultivation or harvesting of trees, or fish farms.
  • Have been eligible to participate in Chapter 1, Title 1 Migrant Education Program http://www.msdr.org/aboutMEP/index.cfm
  • Have participated in High School Equivalency Program (HEP) and graduated within the last 12 months
  • Participated in the WIA of 1998 program (section 167) http://www.doleta.gov/usworkforce/wia/wialaw.pdf