The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of New Mexico is 100% federally funded through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education in the amount of $2,094,414 for a 5-year grant period. The residential CAMP program was established to identify, recruit, admit, and enroll migrant and seasonal farm worker students and provide them with academic, social, and financial support to enable the completion of their first year of college.
El Programa Universitario de Asistencia a la persona Migrante (CAMP) de la Universidad de Nuevo México es patrocinado por el Departemento de Educacion. El Programa residencial CAMP fue establecido para identificar, reclutar, admitir e inscribir a estudiantes agrícolas migrantes y proveerles el apoyo académico, social y financiero para habilitarlos a completar su primer año de estudios en la universidad.
These support services will facilitate CAMP students' retention in higher education through graduation and beyond.
UNM-CAMP students will participate in a comprehensive curriculum designed to meet their academic, financial, and social needs to complete their first year of college. CAMP participants will be enrolled in university courses and receive*:
*Additional support services will be offered as needed to ensure participants' success in the program
The Rural Student Project (RSP) was established to identify and support students from rural New Mexico communities at the University of New Mexico. The RSP will provide a financial stipend for rural students during one academic year to assist them in achieving their educational goals while also helping them create roots in the Albuquerque and UNM community. RSP scholars will have the opportunity volunteer in Albuquerque, gain experience outside the academic realm, meet community members, and make an impact in the community.
Eligible students must have graduated from a rural high school or must have resided in a rural community in New Mexico. The Rural Student Project is looking for students whose hometown population is lower than 50,000 people or students who come from a subdivision community of an urban area with a population no larger than 2,500 people. If you have any question on this please contact us.
Student must have filed a FASFA form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and demonstrate a financial need. Additionally, the applicant must be admitted and enrolled full-time (min. 15 credit hours) at the University of New Mexico.
Scholars agree to participate in the Rural Student Project for one academic year (Fall and Spring semesters). During this year scholars will attend two workshops, and perform 30 hours of community service per semester with a Rural Student Project partner, La Plazita Institute. La Plazita engages New Mexico’s youth, elders and communities in a comprehensive, holistic and cultural approach.
If you meet the eligibility requirements and would like to apply for the Student Rural Project please submit your application for consideration by June 30, 2015.
If you have any questions or would like more information on the RSP, please contact the UNM CAMP by
phone (505) 277-5492or
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application by Mail to:
Rural Student Project
College Assistance Migrant Program
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) will foster the dream of attaining a post-secondary education for students from a rural farm working background through self-empowerment.
To provide personal, professional, and academic enrichment for its scholars, staff, and community at large. Through personalized mentoring, tutoring and advisement, CAMP will guide its participants in developing practical skills necessary to attain a baccalaureate degree and beyond. CAMP will provide scholars with the tools to help them successfully complete their first year at the university by means of academic, social and financial support. In collaboration with university departments, CAMP will ensure that CAMP scholars have every opportunity to transition into programs that will continue to support them after their first year of college.