How to Apply

CAN Scholars

 

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

Eligibility

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.

NEEDED DOCUMENTS

  • 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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Ulises Serrano

Ulises Serrano
Ulises recalls not being motivated in high school. When he came to Hancock, he resolved to immerse himself in the campus community. He served as a representative for students on the ASBG for two of his three years at AHC as the Executive Assistant and subsequent President. He also participated with the Dream Club, CAN Club, and launched his own club called "Follow Polo" for students interested in politics. Mr. Serrano's involvement on campus was further extended when he began working for the College Achievement Now program as a Peer Mentor. He also became involved with the greater Santa Maria community by participating with city and county-based organizations like LULAC and the Fund for Santa Barbara. Despite all of this involvement, Ulises managed to stay academically motivated and balanced his studies alongside his activities. Ulises credits his experience on the College Achievement Now program for motivating him to stretch his degree aspirations and now plans to pursue a Ph.D. at U.C. Berkeley.
Transferred: Fall 2013 to UC Berkeley
Major: Political Science
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