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Financial Assistance

The Next Step, Inc. has two Professional Skills Development scholarships available for people that live in the Greater Houston Area:

  • Partial scholarships— for people working part-time or self-employed and looking to gain digital skills. Some examples are:

    • You are working 30 hours each week and need digital skills to apply for a better paying job.

    • You are self-employed and need digital skills to improve your business. 

  • Full scholarships— for people dealing with a hardship and trying to return to work. Some examples of difficulty are: 

    • You are the head of the household and lost your job in the past 3 months.

    • You currently receive state assistance (ex. WIC, TANF, or SNAP). Plus, you lost your job 3 months ago, and do not receive unemployment benefits.


Scholarships are limited and may not be given every session. To apply for a scholarship, complete the form below. It can take up to 14 business days for staff to reply with a decision. The Next Step, Inc. may ask for proof of hardship and residency to help us decide. *Please do not share any sensitive, personal information in your form.*

Scholarship Request Form

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