Migrant youth are children whose families follow the work in agriculture, fishing, dairies, or the logging industries. Consequently, migrant youth change schools during the school year, often crossing school districts and state lines. If you are a migrant student, you may be eligible for special programs or scholarships like these:
Migrant Education Program and Services
The California Department of Education provides information on statewide programs and services coordinated by California's Migrant Education Program.
The National HEP/CAMP Association
The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) and the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) are educational programs which serve students from migrant or seasonal farm-worker families. HEP helps students who have dropped out of high school get their High School Equivalency Credential, and serves more than 6,000 students annually. CAMP assists students in their first year of college with academic, personal, and financial support. CAMP serves approximately 2,400 migrant participants annually. Overall, nearly three-quarters of all CAMP students graduate with baccalaureate degrees.