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Ohio Can! Go to College Request for Proposals

OCAN is administering a grant application process (see below Request for Proposals document for details) for eligible Ohio organizations to apply for two-year funding within two broad categories:   

- Last dollar scholarships and on-going retention activities
that will encourage more students to enter postsecondary education institutions; remain in their school; complete their degree programs; and ultimately become part of Ohio’s economic future.

- Internships, co-ops and similar initiatives will provide students who plan to enroll in postsecondary education and those who are already attending college with valuable work experience necessary for strengthening and filling the gaps in Ohio’s future workforce.

Grant awards will be made on the merits for each independent proposal. Applicants who succeed in becoming grantees should be able to advance their mission to: 1) increase the number of Ohio students participating in education beyond high school, 2) help those students persist through graduation from Ohio institutions, and 3) encourage graduates to remain in our state to live and work.

Application Guidelines
The below RFP document provides full information for applying to Ohio Can!  Please review it carefully to determine if your organization’s mission coincides with this funding opportunity.

Download Request for Proposals (PDF Format)

For more information about the Ohio Can! Go to College Campaign click here.

OCAN Encourages its Members to Join OASFAA & OACAC

The Ohio College Access Network believes it is important to work closely with local associations to ensure that college access advisors have the most up-to-date college application, financial aid resources and information.

OASFAA (Ohio Association of Financial Aid Administrators) and OACAC (Ohio Associaton for College Admission Counseling) are committed to providing professional development and training for individuals dedicated to making college accessible and affordable. As a member of each organization, you will find a wealth of resources available on their respective websites www.oacac.org and www.oasfaa.org member's only pages, in addition to being eligible to participate in numerous training and other developmental opportunities to ensure that you are always current with Federal and State regulations and information. To join these associations, visit their website for more information.

Mission Statement

The Ohio College Access Network provides advocacy and support to college access organizations by building partnerships with national, state, and local entities to increase capacity and strengthen the network of innovative programs to increase the number of individuals who access and complete a post-secondary education.

OCAN Columbus
41 S. High Street
Suite 1650
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 947-3500
Fax: (614) 947-3501

OCAN Cleveland
1422 Euclid Avenue
Suite 1548
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Phone: (216) 241-6133
Fax: (216) 241-6140



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OCAN Columbus | 41 S. High Street, Suite 1650 | Columbus | Ohio | 43215 | (614) 947-3500 phone | (614) 947-3501 fax
OCAN Cleveland | 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1548 | Cleveland | Ohio | 44115 | (216) 241-6133 phone | (216) 241-6140 fax