SNAP Employment Training Program Scholarships


Are you looking for job training plus financial assistance? The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training (E&T) Skills2Work program is intended to assist eligible SNAP recipients gain skills, training, work, or experience that will increase self-sufficiency.

Hinds has partnered with the Mississippi Department of Human Services to assist eligible SNAP recipients receive financial assistance while enrolled in Adult Education, Workforce Training, and/or Career and Technical Programs of Study.

Those accepted into the Skills2Work program may be eligible for the following financial assistance:

  • Tuition
  • Books
  • Fees
  • Training materials and supplies
  • Transportation and childcare assistance
  • Internships and apprenticeships
  • Monthly support service fees


  • Must be a SNAP recipient and eligible to participate in SNAP E&T.
  • Must not be receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families).
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of Mississippi.
  • Must be registered for work with the MS Department of Employment Security.
  • Enrolled in an adult education, workforce training, or a 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 and wish to apply, you may submit an application online on the Mississippi Department of Human Services site.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress in your program of study and in good standing with the College
  • Students must complete a SNAP E&T Skills2Work application.

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


Mitzi Thomas
SNAP E&T Skills2Work advisor
P: 601-857-3910