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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Eddie Triste was well known at Allan Hancock College. He maintained a high level of involvement with the campus and community while completing his studies here. Mr. Triste, a military veteran, began his college career at Hancock with varied interests, but his biggest interest was in helping people. He served on the AHC Associated Student Body Government for three years, one of which he served as president and was named "President of the Year" by the Student Senate for California Community Colleges.
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