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Hello, I am Dr. Seline Szkupinski Quiroga, the Director of the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at Arizona State University. Welcome to the ASU CAMP Scholars Project!
Due to its robust agricultural economy, Arizona has the 8th largest population of migrant and seasonal farmworker students in the country. Each year, 35 migrant students are selected to become a CAMP Scholar during their first year attending ASU. These students are then provided with tailored support services from myself, my staff and partners, all who are dedicated to serving the higher education needs of migrant students. CAMP Scholars is a unique project at ASU that reflects the spirit of inclusion and excellence that characterizes the new American university.
ASU, as the largest four-year public university in the United States, can be overwhelming and daunting, particularly for those first generation students who are the first in their family to aspire to a four-year degree. At the same time, ASU provides wonderful opportunities to undertake new things, meet new people, and learn about different perspectives, all while broadening one’s knowledge and view of the world.
I know from personal experience—I am the first in my immigrant family to attend university and the first to receive a graduate degree—that, in addition to hard work, it is the support of friends, family and mentors that allows one to thrive in the different and strange world of a university. For migrant students, being a part of the CAMP Scholars family can be a crucial support during their journey towards a degree.
Whether you are a migrant student figuring out how to make your dreams into reality by becoming a Sundevil, a parent or family member, or a potential community or school partner, I invite you to explore our website to learn more about what we do and how ASU CAMP Scholars can assist migrant students in reaching their personal and professional goals.