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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— individuals working less than full-time or self-employed and seeking job development may qualify for a reduced program cost. Some examples are:

    • You are working less than full-time and experiencing a recent hardship.

    • You are self-employed and need job development training. 

  • Full scholarships— individuals experiencing hardship and seeking job development may qualify. Some examples of difficulty are: 

    • You are the head of the household and recently became unemployed.

    • You currently receive state assistance (ex. TANF or SNAP) and recently became unemployed.

If you are experiencing one of the above or a different type of hardship, you are encouraged to request a full scholarship.

Scholarships are limited and not available for every session. Complete the form below to request a scholarship. You must submit requests before registering, and it can take up to 14 business days to review. The Next Step, Inc. may ask for proof of hardship and residency. *Please do not share any sensitive, personal information in your form.*

Scholarship Request Form

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