AMET Scholarship Program
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. Apply online using the link below.
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. One scholarship of $1,000 each 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 dispersed are not payment for students' services. Scholarship recipients may reapply annually to be considered for an undergraduate award.
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 the 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 including most recent Fall semester
Complete the Prior Winner Scholarship Application form
To be considered for an AMET scholarship, applicants must submit a completed application including all the required documents listed below postmarked by March 15, 2023.
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.
One recommendation letter from an adult, which could include a counselor, teacher, or community leader, must be included with your application. The recommendation letter may not be written by the applicant, anyone under 21 years of age, or anyone related to the applicant or serving as a legal guardian. Please have the recommender write a letter addressing the student's character, educational commitment, achievements, grades, potential, etc., and supporting the need for financial assistance.
4. Official or unofficial college transcript (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)
Applicants who are selected as scholarship recipients will be required to sign a release for use of their information, including essay, and submit a picture for use on the AMET website and/or the annual conference program.
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.
The AMET Indomitable Spirit Scholarship in Honor of Diego Gonzales
The AMET Indomitable Spirit Scholarship was established to honor the late Diego Gonzales, son of a migrant educator, and descendent from a family of agricultural workers. This honor will be bestowed upon one graduating migratory high school student each year, who exhibits an indomitable spirit just as Diego did. The AMET Indomitable Spirit Scholarship will honor the student that not only displays perseverance but is also dedicated to being the best version of oneself. To be considered, the student must apply for the AMET High School Scholarship.
Application questions: Tonya Ramos at firstname.lastname@example.org or (254)218-8790