How to Apply

CAN Scholars


Thank you for your interest in applying to the CAN Program!


Must be one of the following:

  • First generation college student (neither parent has earned a baccalaureate degree)
  • Financially limited, according to federal criteria
  • Student With A documented disability

How to Apply

Please gather all needed documents and bring them to the CAN Center with your completed application signed and dated. We will then schedule you for an interview with our director to determine whether you meet the CAN eligibility requirements.  The CAN program is approved to serve 140 students annually and the program generally fills to capacity.  We encourage you to submit your application, as well as the required documents, as soon as possible since applications are considered on a first come/first serve basis.  Click here for a printable PDF application.


  • Completed TRiO/CAN Program Application
  • Copy of your state ID or AHC Bulldog Card
  • Student Signature
  • Parent signature (if you’re under the age of 24, single, with no dependents, and no military service)
  • Current semester schedule to verify full-time enrollment at AHC
  • High school transcript OR AHC transcript to verify GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Copy of other college/university transcripts (if applicable)
  • Copy of Financial Aid award letter
  • Typed Personal Statement

*We do not accept partial packets* 

Please note, the application process can take up to several weeks. We appreciate your patience! Any application received after the program limit is reached will be placed on a waitlist.

If you do not meet eligibility requirements for the CAN program, there are services we provide open to all students via CAN CLUB.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

We look forward to meeting you! 




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Kim Celles

Kim Celles
Kim attended AHC immediately after high school. She began with an early understanding that she wanted to transfer to a four-year university but had no understanding of the transfer process. Kim applied for a job with College Achievement Now (CAN) during her first year at AHC and became both an employee and participant of the program. During her employment, Kim used her creative skills to craft and assist with various projects. This experience helped her realized she wanted to pursue a career in design. She changed her major and began looking at UCs that would allow her to pursue her new goal. Also while at AHC, Kim performed in the Dance Spectrum and Dimensions in Dance events. She was an intern for congresswoman Lois Capps. Kim's ingenuity, background in business administration, and future training as a designer, will undoubtedly help her accomplish her long-term plans of owning a design business in Southern California after college. She transfers to Davis in the fall of 2013.
Transferred: Fall 2013 to UC Davis
Major: Design
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