Scholarships & Tuition Assistance

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Migrant Program Helps Immokalee Students Attend Michigan State University

From NaplesNews.com, Jake Nordbye, 6 May 2012. For four years, Ernscie Augustin missed holidays with her family. She missed 80-degree winter days in Southwest Florida. And she missed her hometown of Immokalee. But Augustin said what she couldn’t afford to miss was her “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” Every year, Immokalee High School students leave their homes and … Continue reading

NMSU’s Migrant Assistance Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary

From LCSun-News.com, Las Cruces Sun News, by Minerva Baumann, mbauma46@nmsu.edu, 22 Oct 2011. LAS CRUCES, NM — Omar Hernandez and Bernice Juaregui are like most other college seniors looking forward to graduation next May with one exception. They grew up working in the fields as farm laborers beside their parents. They never imagined going to college until … Continue reading

FWCC Helps 3 Farm Worker Students Pursue Their Dream

From FarmworkerCouncil.com, Farmworker Coordinating Council of Palm Beach, Sept 2011. Alejandra Tirado, Maria Olea-Badillo and Rodolfo Vasquez have one thing in common: their parents taught them that having an education will make a difference in their lives. All three students come from humble, but hard working families who have for years worked in the field … Continue reading

Ivan Gets A Promise

From NewHavenIndependent.org, Melissa Bailey, 21 Jul 2011. As an immigrant farm worker’s son launches his college dream, the city will be tracking whether he makes it to graduation. Ivan Gusman (pictured) is one of 110 New Haven students who will receive the first round of scholarships from New Haven Promise, a new program designed to motivate kids to … Continue reading

Special Series on Education: Fort Scott Community College Awarded Grant

From FSTribune.com, Jason E. Silvers, 28 Jun 2011. [Fort Scott, KS] — The Fort Scott Community College Board of Trustees heard news of a new grant the college has received this year that will help students of migrant families attend college. FSCC Associate Dean of Grants and Institutional Advancement Cindy Bartelsmeyer told the board about … Continue reading

Class of 2011: Heritage of Hard Work

From UTexas.edu, University of Texas, Nancy Neff, College of Pharmacy, 18 May 2011. About 7,500 students will graduate from The University of Texas at Austin at the128th spring commencement this Saturday, May 21. Each graduate has a unique story. To celebrate the Class of 2011, we’re highlighting 10 stories, profiling students who have overcome obstacles, discovered … Continue reading

Strawberry Commission Awards Thousands in Scholarships

From ThePacker.com, Don Schrack, 18 May 2011. Nearly 170 students, all of them children of California strawberry farmworkers, have been named college scholarship winners by the Watsonville-based California Strawberry Commission. The 168 students will receive a total of $177,935 for the 2011-12 academic year, according to a news release. In the 17 years since the … Continue reading

Imagine Fund Scholarship Allows Student to Finish MSU

From PRNewswire.com, 5 May 2011. Teresa Almanza of Fennville is latest recipient LANSING, Mich., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Imagine Fund, a private scholarship organization created to offset the impact of the 2006 Michigan ballot proposal that restricted affirmative action in the public sector, recently awarded a scholarship to a Michigan State University student who was in jeopardy of … Continue reading

The Unhappy Anniversary Of Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Law

From Forbes.com,  Alex Nowrasteh, 27 Apr 2011. A misguided law championed by conservatives makes it harder to hire workers. Just as supporters of Arizona’s anti-immigration law (SB 1070) were set to celebrate its first anniversary on April 23, the U.S. Court of Appeals blocked the enforcement of many of parts of the law. The court … Continue reading

Portland [Oregon] Community College Rock Creek High-School Equivalency Program Points Migrant Workers on the Path Toward Career Success

From OregonLive.com, “PCC Rock Creek High-School Equivalency Program points migrant workers on the path toward career success” by Kelly House, The Oregonian, 23 Mar 2011. ROCK CREEK [OR] — Mercedes Tapia wants to help her children with homework, but sometimes the grade-school material is too difficult. The 29-year-old mother of four can’t read or write … Continue reading

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