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Migrant Academic Achievement Residential Summer Program
voice: 956.364.4125
Yvette G. Mendoza
voice: 956.364.4464
fax: 956.364.5255

  Mailing Address:
TSTC Harlingen
1902 Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550
The MAARS Program office is located in Building B, 114Q.
  Office Hours:
M-F: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat., Sun.: Closed

The Migrant Academic Achievement Residential Summer (MAARS) program is designed to meet the needs of high school migrant and seasonal farm working students in their pursuit for higher education. This exciting new initiative will give aspiring 11th and 12th grade students from around the Rio Grande Valley area an opportunity to participate in a 6 week college residential experience.

The program's elements include:

  • High school credit accumulation
  • Technical career exploration internships
  • College readiness and leadership seminars
  • A tour of Texas colleges and universities
  • Follow-up seminars during the following academic year
  • Concluding graduation ceremony
  • Living allowance
  • On-campus college residential experience

Important Dates

  • Student Applications Available: December 1, 2014
  • Student Application Deadline: February 27, 2015
  • Successful candidates will be notified of acceptance by April
  • Student/Parent Orientation: June 7, 2015 @ TSTC Cultural Arts Center
  • Check-in: June 7, 2015
  • Program dates: June 8-July 17, 2015
  • Closing Ceremony & Check-out: July 17, 2015 - 3:00 pm @ TSTC Cultural Arts Center

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