Who May Apply?
Any migrant or seasonally employed agricultural worker or his/her children, spouse or other immediate family member* who meets all three (3) qualifications:
- The student has a high school diploma or GED
- The student is a U.S. Citizen or a permanent resident
- The student or a family member within the household is considered Migrant or
Seasonal, by either:
- Having been enrolled in a Migrant Education Program at any point up until they graduated high school.
- Having participated in the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Program-167.
- Having worked a minimum of 75 days in qualifying farm work within the last 24 months
Jobs that qualify:
Types of qualifying farm work must be:
- Seasonal or migrant
- Cultivation or harvesting (pick, plant, maintain, or slaughter)
- Work directly involved with the plant or animal
- Planting or harvesting (i.e. beans, corn, etc.)
- Farm (or ranch) irrigation, etc.
- Packing of eggs, fruits, vegetables, etc.
- Dairy Farms
- Animal Farming/Ranching
- Transportation of livestock
- Plant nurseries/sod farms
- Fish farms