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MSU Denver College Assistance Migrant Program receives $2.1 million grant

Since 1999, CAMP has supported more than 650 students and aims to serve an additional 150 students over the next five years.

July 13, 2020

Student standing in front of JSSB and wearing CAMP shirt.The U.S. Department of Education has once again shown its support for the successful College Assistance Migrant Program at Metropolitan State University of Denver with a $2.1 million grant. The grant will distribute $425,000 every year through June 2025.

“We are truly pleased to continue honoring our MSU Denver CAMP mission: to support the completion of the first year of college of eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their children by providing comprehensive outreach and enrollment assistance, academic support, financial aid and social opportunities,” said Raquel Jiménez, CAMP director and alumna.

A student is eligible to participate in CAMP if they:

  1. Are enrolled or plan to enroll as a full-time student at MSU Denver; and
  2. Have not earned more than 24 college credits; and
  3. Are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, asylee, refugee or eligible noncitizen; and
  4. Have, or have at least one immediate family member who has, spent a minimum of 75 days during the past 24 months as a migrant or seasonal farmworker; or
  5. Are eligible to participate, or have participated, in the Migrant Education Program or the National Farmworker Jobs Program.

“Support for CAMP students doesn’t end their first year; we’re committed to them the entire time they are at MSU Denver,” Jiménez said.

Ultimately, the program aims to prepare students for further success in higher education and to achieve a postsecondary degree.

Visit the CAMP website to learn more.

Topics: CAMP, Excellence, Funding, Grant, Student Success

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