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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Mariela Martinez

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Mariela came to the U.S. when she was 13 years old. She graduated from a local high school here in Santa Maria and began her college career at AHC in 2008. Mariela's academic and career goals are to master the English language and give back to her community as a social worker. She knew she would transfer to a university and pursue a Bachelor's degree, so she applied to College Achievement Now (CAN) to receive transfer counseling. While at Hancock, Mariela also participated with the "green" club, Cal-SOAP, EOPS and volunteered at her church and local charities. She is now attending Fresno State as a junior and plans to graduate in 2014.
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