Latinx Student Resources

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

https://www.valdosta.edu/academics/camp/

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at Valdosta State University is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education for a 5-year grant period. The CAMP Program was established to assist migrant and seasonal farmworkers, or their dependents, through their first year of college. CAMP will support these students by providing intensive academic, social, and financial support to help them succeed during their first year at VSU and continue with their post-secondary education. 

Financial Assistance, Academic Support, and Career Development services can be found on the CAMP website

Mentor, Engage, Support & Achieve (MESA)

https://www.valdosta.edu/administration/mesa/

MESA is a faculty/staff-led committee that serves the Hispanic students at VSU. Our role is to provide resources, services, and connections to Hispanic students through mentorship, engagement, support, and academic achievement. 

Latin American Students Association (LASA)

LASA's mission is to spread cultural awareness of Latin American culture through social events and collaborations in an effort to spread friendship and understanding across multiple cultures.

Monthly Meetings on the last Thursday of the month at 7:00pm

Student Organization page

Social Media/Events: https://www.instagram.com/vsulasa/

Contact: Aldo Madrigal Olivarez (Club President) 

email: amadrigalolivare@valdosta.edu 

phone: (478) 444-3244

 

Spanish Club

The Spanish Club practices the Spanish language and strives to enlighten people on the Hispanic culture by incorporating information about a specific Hispanic country at each of their meetings. Any student can join whether they are fluent in Spanish or just wants to brush up on their Spanish, regardless of their major. We also aim to spread the language and culture through social events. 

In order to join the Spanish club, a student must pay a $5 membership fee or $15 to receive a Spanish Club t-shirt. If a student wants to join the Spanish Club, they can contact the club advisor, Dr. Edris Brannen, or the club president, Victoria Merritt.

Victoria Merritt (President) vnmerritt@valdosta.edu 

Dr. Edris Brannen (Club Advisor) elbrannen@valdosta.edu

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HISPANIC/LATINO STUDENTS

Latino College Dollars *Search Engine

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Scholarship Fund

MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) Scholarship Guide *Resource Guide

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders

Microsoft Scholarship Program