University/College Access Network


UCAN is a program of the Scioto Foundation that helps local students to plan, prepare and pay for college. It is a partnership of all twelve local schools, the Scioto County ESC, Shawnee State University, local businesses and donors.


Programs and Services:

  • Scholarship assistance for local students
  • Support for Scioto County School Districts to offer rigorous high school classes such as Advanced Placement or AP
  • Established an online scholarship application
  • Hired a College Access Counselor to work one-on-one with local school districts and students

Did you know?

  • Over 3.2 million dollars has been endowed for scholarships
  • Over 955 students have received scholarships from UCAN endowments in the amount of $789,910. The average scholarship is $827
  • Over 5,500 people have accessed the UCAN scholarship database
  • All 12 Scioto County schools participate in UCAN, with 6 UCAN Neighbors schools: Jackson, Ironton Catholic, Manchester, South Point, Symmes Valley and Wellston.
  • Over 146 teachers have been certified to teach Advanced Placement courses in our high schools
  • 162 mini-grants have been awarded in the amount of $157,763.75
  • Since the beginning of the UCAN program, close to 3,583 students have participated in one or more AP courses.

Contact Info for UCAN:
Phone: (740)354-4612
Address: 303 Chillicothe Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662
Website: visit

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