AMET Scholarship Program 

Program Description

The AMET Scholarship program is designed to assist college migrant students who are prior AMET scholarship recipients and high school seniors (including early graduates) who have a history of migration in addition to having the potential and desire to obtain a college degree. Awards will be available in June for Summer enrollees and August for Fall enrollees, when student provides proof of enrollment (registration form) to the college or trade school.


Scholarship amounts are determined by the AMET Scholarship Committee on the basis of background in migrant farm work, financial need, and the academic potential of the youth. A minimum of one scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded annually to college undergraduate students and a minimum of six scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded annually to entering freshmen. Scholarship funds are to be used to support the cost of higher education by covering unmet student financial and self-help aid.  Scholarships disbursed are not payment for students' services. Scholarship recipients may reapply annually to be considered for an undergraduate award.  

Eligibility Requirements
  • Be a graduating high school senior or junior (early graduate)

    • Must have a current Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for the Migrant Education Program during the student's final year of high school 

    • Must enroll in an accredited educational institution (public or private college, technical or vocational school) in the summer or fall semester following high school graduation

    • Must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, including most recent Fall semester

  • Be a prior AMET Scholarship Winner (including Art Contest Scholarship)

    • Be currently enrolled in an accredited educational institution (public or private college, technical or vocational school)

    • Must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Required Documents  

Our scholarship application window opens mid-January. Applications must include all the required documents listed below and be postmarked by March 15, 2022.   

Prior Winner applicants must complete the online form.

High School applicants can complete either online or paper versions, but the online version is preferred.

(Submit in this Order if Mailing in Paper Hard Copies!)

1. Completed application (If submitting in paper form it must be typed or handwritten neatly; no blanks)

2. Scholarship Essay (Typed, one page only - see instructions here)

3. ONE recommendation letter.

4. Official or unofficial college/prior winners or high school transcript (high school applicants) including Fall semester grades

5. Copy of most recent Migrant Education Program Certificate of Eligibility. (high school applicants)

6. College acceptance letter if available. (high school applicants)

IMPORTANT: Applications with missing documents and/or documents NOT in the EXACT order will not be considered and will be disqualified.

Students are encouraged to apply online and submit supporting documents (essay, letter of recommendation, transcript, COE), or use the paper form and mail to your AMET Regional Director.

Application questions:  Kim Chapa at  

Prior Winner applicant: complete this online form

High School applicant: complete this online form  or the  paper version