SNAP Employment Training Program Scholarships

SNAP Employment Training Program Scholarships

Overview

The SNAP E & T Skills2Work program is intended to assist eligible SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) recipients by providing tuition assistance for Adult Basic Education, Workforce Development and career and technical training. SNAP recipients who are not eligible for Pell grants, other federal grants, or scholarships may receive tuition assistance while enrolled in an adult basic education, workforce development, career or technical program of study at Hinds CC.

Award

The SNAP E & T Skills2Work program will cover tuition, and book fees for adult basic education, work force development, and career or technical program of study.

Deadline

First day of classes of the first freshman semester (excluding summer terms).

Criteria

  • Must be a SNAP recipient
  • Must not be receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
  • Must be between the ages of 16 and 59
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of Mississippi
  • Must be registered for work with the MS Department of Employment Security
  • Must not have a drug-related felony since August 22, 1996
  • Must not be a fleeing felon
  • Must not live on campus and be required to purchase a meal ticket
  • Enroll in an adult basic education, workforce development, career or technical program of study at Hinds CC.
  • Students must apply for and complete all requirements for federal grants and scholarships each year.
  • If you are currently not a recipient of SNAP benefits, you may submit an application online at www.mdhs.ms.gov.
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress in your program of study and in Good Standing with the College.
  • Student must meet with Skills2Work advisor, Mitzi Thomas, to develop an educational time line.

Please note: Student must maintain a GPA of 2.5, and academic courses are not covered by this program.

Contact

Mitzi Thomas
SNAP E&T Skills2Work advisor
Mitzi.Thomas@hindscc.edu
P: 601-857-3910