Capital Alumni Network – Mark R. Tallarico Scholarship Fund

The Capital Alumni Network awards a scholarship annually to one of the local DC/MD/VA CAN alumni chapters.  As set forth in the CAN Scholarship Fund program policy and procedure, scholarship applications are evaluated based on an alumni chapter’s participation in: Scholastics, Service, Social, and Sport.  A chapter’s involvement in each area is evaluated in terms of its participation in both CAN and non-CAN related activities and events that took place during the calendar year.  The Scholarship Committee also places an emphasis on how these components, as well as any others, helped to facilitate your chapter’s development throughout year.

The Board of Directors encourages all CAN alumni chapters to take advantage of this opportunity to earn scholarship money for your chapter’s local or national scholarship fund or a 501(c)(3) education-related organization of your chapter’s choosing, for those chapters that do not have a scholarship fund. 

2017 Application Information:

2017 Application Criteria and Instructions
2017 Scholarship Application
Example Winning Application

Completed Application due Monday, November 6
Award Winner will be announced at the 8th Annual CAN Awards event - date November 13, 2017

Payments will be accepted at the door only!  Tickets are $20 and include hors d'oeuvres & your first drink. 

Anyone interested in serving on the scholarship committee, please contact Alex Russell, CAN President (

Past Winners:

2016 - University of Michigan

2015 – University of Colorado

2014 – University of California

2013 – Elon University and University of Michigan

2012 – Boston University and Tennessee State University

2011 – Arizona State University

2010 – Syracuse University

Spotlight on: Vice President

CAN is looking for someone who is interested in running for the position of vice president. The position, which is also the chair of the Mark Tallarico Scholarship Committee, has been filled admirably by Rebecca Borghi (Pitt) for the last several years. CAN Insider caught up with her to find out what it means to be the CAN VP. Find out more after the jump.