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LCSC gets Migrant
Lewis-Clark State College received a five-year, $300,000
grant to initiate a College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP).
The program recruits migrant farm workers or children of migrant workers and
provides financial assistance including tuition, room and board, medical
insurance, stipends and books for the students' first year of college.
This is the first time LCSC has received a CAMP grant.
"I think LC is an ideal institution for the grant," said Patricia Clyde
Director of Student Support Services at LCSC. "We are small enough and
student-centered enough that I think they will do very well."
The grant stipulates that 40 students take part in CAMP each year. Clyde
said that the majority of the students will probably start the program
during second semester of the 2002-2003 academic year, since time will be
needed to recruit them.
The goal of CAMP, a U.S. Department of Education program is to increase the
number of migrant farm workers or their children who are graduating from
institutions of higher education.
Students will be recruited from high schools in southern Idaho, central
Washington, and eastern Oregon, as well as from other programs for migrant
workers, and from industries in Idaho, Washington and Oregon where migrant
workers are employed.