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 may ask for proof of hardship and residency. 

Scholarship Request Form