August 31, 2007

College Assistance Migrant Program Renewed at Cal State San Marcos

The U.S. Department of Education announced it will renew a grant funding the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) for another five years at California State University San Marcos. The grant, totaling $2,118,369, was one of nine awards presented nationally. CSUSM received the first grant in 2002 in the amount of $1,975.00.

CAMP is designed to support first year university students from migrant or seasonal farm worker families. It provides first-year support services to help students develop the skills necessary to succeed in college. Fifteen CAMP students graduated from Cal State San Marcos last May, one of whom was accepted into dental school at UCLA this fall.

CAMP students are required to attend a six week summer college transition program. Summer CAMP is a six-week college transition program that provides first-year CAMP students with instruction in writing, math, study skills, and college success strategies. Summer CAMP also includes student development activities and fieldtrips designed to promote community building, leadership, and cultural awareness.

For more information, contact Minerva González, College Assistance Migrant Program at (760) 750-8531.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Awards More Than $26 Million to Hispanic Students

Students can now apply online for scholarships

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation’s leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education, has awarded more than $26.5 million in scholarships for the 2006-2007 academic year.

In addition, HSF has just launched a new online system through which students can apply directly on the Web for scholarships. Applicants should go to for more information.

The $26.5 million represent scholarships awarded through various HSF programs sponsored by numerous donors, including the Gates Millennium Scholars program. The scholarships will help newly chosen and continuing HSF Scholars pay their way through college.

The application period for 2007-2008 began on August 1st and will continue to October 15th followed on December 1st with HSF accepting applications for 2008-2009.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund otorga más de $26 millones a estudiantes hispanos y crea nuevo sistema de solicitud de becas por Internet

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF por sus siglas en inglés), la principal organización de apoyo a la educación superior de los hispanos en la nación, ha otorgado becas por más de $26.5 millones para el año académico 2006-2007.

Además, HSF inauguró un nuevo sistema en línea mediante el cual los estudiantes pueden solicitar directamente las becas por Internet. Los alumnos interesados pueden visitar el sitio Web para obtener más información.

Los $26.5 millones representan las becas otorgadas a través de varios programas de HSF patrocinados por numerosos donantes, como el programa Gates Millennium Scholars. Las becas contribuirán a que los becarios nuevos y ya existentes de HSF puedan costear sus estudios superiores.

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