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Federal Grant to Aid Migrant Students

Updated: 5 years ago.

A Georgia college is the recipient of one of 13 federal grants designed to help migrant students enter and succeed in college.

The U.S. Department of Education on Thursday announced that Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton will receive a $411,354 grant.

 The grants are awarded under the College Assistance Migrant Program, or CAMP. They support students who are migratory or seasonal farm workers, or the children of such workers, during their first year of undergraduate study. The program helps about 2,000 students a year.

 Grants totaling more than $5 million will be awarded to 13 schools in nine states this year.

 On the Net:
     Office of Migrant Education,
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oese/ome/index.html

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