College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

Federally funded to facilitate college success for all seasons

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What is CAMP?

Are you (or is your mom or dad) a migratory or seasonal farmworker? Would you like to pursue a college degree but don’t know how to get started? You’ve come to the right place!

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) helps students who are migrant and seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) succeed in college. CAMP offers academic, career, financial and support services to students like you in their first year at CBC!

CAMP Benefits:

  • Academic advising and career counseling
  • CAMP summer bridge program
  • College orientation
  • Math-focused and general tutoring
  • Quarterly scholarships
  • Financial assistance
  • Cultural events
  • College visits
  • And so much more!
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 You are a good match for CAMP if you have:

  • US citizenship or permanent residency
  • A High school diploma or GED
  • Less than 20 college level credits (including Running Start credits) and are entering your first quarter of college
  • Enrolled at CBC for a minimum of 15 credits
  • An intent to pursue a bachelor’s degree following your transfer degree with CBC
  • Participated in a Migrant Education Program previously
  • Been a seasonal farmworker or a dependent of a seasonal farmworker
  • Participated in or been eligible for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Section 167 and placed into at least one of the following levels on a placement exam: Math 60, Reading 99 or English 98

A seasonal farmworker is a person who during the preceding 24 months has worked an aggregate of 75 or more days or parts of days in which some work was performed in farm work, earned at least half of his/her income from farm work and was not employed in farm work year round by the same employer.

A migrant farmworker is a seasonal farmworker who had to travel to do the farm work so that he/she was unable to return to his/her permanent residence within the same date.

WIA Section 167 is a national customer-centered, goal-oriented farmworker program that guides participants through a holistic case management system (e.g. JTPA 402 Program, High School Equivalency Program [HEP]).

1. Apply to CBC.

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2. Complete the online CAMP application or download the CAMP application and submit as soon as possible. Include Verification of Migrant Certificate of Eligibility, Employer Verification Form and two Recommendation Forms.

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3. Complete the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before January 1.

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4. Submit Financial Aid Confirmation page to CAMP.

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5. Optional: Complete the CBC Foundation Scholarship Application by February 21.

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Meet the CAMP team!

 
 
 
 

Information sessions for applying to CAMP occur every Tuesday and Thursday in the CAMP office from noon to 4:30 pm. We hope to see you at one soon!

 

CAMP receives $2.1 million over a five-year grant cycle and is funded at 100 percent by the U.S. Department of Education. The grant is administered through Student Services at CBC.

 

 

contact

  • Email:camp@columbiabasin.edu

  • Phone:509-542-4602

  • Address:2600 N. 20th Ave., Pasco, WA 99301H Building

  • Office Hours:Monday to Thursday: 7 am to 4:30 pmFriday: 7 am to noon

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