Join the Metallica Scholars Program

Classes Forming Now!

Hartnell College proudly welcomes U.S. military veterans and their family members to complete courses in the Agricultural Business Technology Institute (ABTI) on our Alisal Campus with no tuition feesStudent in mechatronics lab

Participants will also receive paid on-the-job training with some of the the largest agricultural companies in the Salinas Valley -- and up to $2,300 in basic tools for their respective trade!

Classes are forming, so registration as soon as possible! 

To learn more, call Celia Anderson at 831-755-6798 or email to

Complete this easy application NOW!


Available Programs

  • Agriculture/BusinessFemale student with instructor in mechatronics lab
  • Agriculture/Food Safety
  • Plant Science
  • Advanced Automotive Technology
  • Advanced Diesel Technology
  • Manufacturing (Robotics and Mechatronics)
  • Welding


Eligibility Requirements

  1. Be a U.S. military veteran or dependent
  2. Able to enroll in 6 units of career-technical classes at Hartnell (free)
  3. Available to work 12 hours at least 2 days a week during program (paid job training)
  4. Remain in good academic standing (2.3 GPA)


About Metallica ScholarsMetallica band performing in San Francisco

The Metallica All Within My Hands Foundation logoThe Metallica Scholars Program is funded through a grant from the All Within My Hands Foundation, funded by the legendary heavy-metal band Metallica. Hartnell offers this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in partnership with the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California.