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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Michael Betts

Michael Betts
Michael comes from a very supportive and loving family who encouraged him to pursue higher education. He was an Independent Study student in high school and came to AHC in the fall of 2010. Michael considers himself a confident and influential "people person." He joined the College Achievement Now program to take advantage of the extra tutoring and free printing. When he started with CAN, he was considering careers in psychology, medicine and music and wanted to go a CSU. Personal guidance and transfer counseling eventually led him to settle on computer science as a major and to transfer to a UC. Michael left his mark at Hancock by being an exemplary student. He received an "A" grade in over 90% of his classes here.
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