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Welcome to Rising Scholars

Rising Scholars at Allan Hancock College is a support program off of Hancock's Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and supports our justice-impacted students. Our team works directly with United States Penitentiary of Lompoc and the Central Coast community to expand opportunities and to build strong pathways from incarceration to educational achievement. Several off-campus resources are available to students.

If you are a justice-impacted student, please contact our office and find out what support is available to you.

Contact Information and Social Media
805-922-6966 ext. 3750

Rising Scholars Facebook Page  Rising Scholars Instagram

To qualify for the Rising Scholars program: 

  • Must be current or formally incarcerated 
  • Enrolled at Allan Hancock College 
    • Includes noncredit classes 

What the Rising Scholars Program can offer you (but not limited to): 

  • Laptop lending 
  • Open computer lab
  • School supplies
  • Tutoring
  • Connection to campus and community resources
  • University field trips
  • Special events
  • Peer mentoring and counseling
  • Transportation assistance

Scheduling Appointments

Meet with Rising Scholars Staff 

Other Campus Resources

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Men's Support GroupThe Men's Support Group is a program designed to support male students and help them increase their completion rate at Allan Hancock College.