St. Edward's University CAMP student receives prestigious scholarship
AUSTIN — St. Edward's University College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) student Brenda Cornejo (Eagle Pass), '05, a social work major, is the sole recipient of the 2002 Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship from the Geneseo Migrant Center in New York. Brenda is the third St. Edward's student to receive the award in the scholarship's five-year history.
This national scholarship provides financial support to a deserving student with a history of migrating for employment in agriculture who has successfully completed one year of college. The support will cover expenses beyond what the student is entitled to in federal, state and other scholarship assistance up to $20,000. More than 50 students applied for this competitive national scholarship.
Established as a freshman-level scholarship program, CAMP is designed to offer an educational opportunity to the sons and daughters of migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education and St. Edward's University, CAMP has assisted more than 2,000 students since 1972. In addition, the program delivers support services to satisfy the educational and personal needs of each participant. Forty students are chosen to participate in the program each year. St. Edward's has the longest continuous CAMP program in the nation.
St. Edward's University is an independent, Catholic liberal arts university of 4,100 students in Austin. It was founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross.