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Yes, "U-CAN"

U-CAN founder Alan Rowe with Grant High Senior Cierra Nash.

With applications, letters of reference, test scores and transcripts in hand, hundreds of Twin Rivers students sought out college tables at the 14th Annual HBCU (Historically Black College or University) Recruitment Fair at Grant Union High School Sept. 12.

Cierra Nash, a senior at Grant need not worry-she left the event with four acceptance letters and several scholarships, too.

"Morgan (State University) liked what they saw-they just have to review it more," says Nash. "I was also accepted to Bennett College, Huston-Tillotson, Langston, and I got accepted to Wiley."

For 25 years U-CAN (United College Action Network) has been providing college opportunities to ensure that every student who wants a quality education gets an opportunity to go to a four-year college.

"What we did is build a program from three kids at Grant High School and now 15,000 students getting accepted to college and of those, $54 million in scholarships," explained U-CAN founder Alan Rowe. "We've been able to touch a lot of lives."

U-CAN helps students not only see that they can go to college, but that they can get accepted with a scholarship.

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Posted September 2013