Scholarships for SNAP Recipients
WHAT IS SNAP?
SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps), is a federal program that provides nutrition benefits to low-income individuals and families that are used at stores to purchase food. SNAP is administered by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) through the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS). You can visit the CT website to find out who is eligible for SNAP assistance.
WHAT IS SNAP E&T?
SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) is a work program designed to help SNAP recipients gain the skills, training, and experience needed to obtain and maintain regular employment. SNAP E&T includes assessments, case management, education and training activities, and supportive services.
If you currently receive SNAP benefits, you may be eligible to enroll in one of our healthcare career certificate programs at no cost through the SNAP E&T Scholarship!
AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THE SNAP E&T SCHOLARSHIP?
To be eligible you must:
- receive SNAP benefits in Connecticut
- not receive money/cash benefits from the Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) program
- have a high school diploma or GED
- have not been enrolled in a SNAP E&T program elsewhere
- be able and motivated to obtain employment upon successful completion of the program.
WHAT TRAINING PROGRAMS CAN I TAKE WITH THE SNAP E&T SCHOLARSHIP?
Below is a list of training programs available through the scholarship at Asnuntuck Community College. Click on the program links for more information including: an overview of the training, program requirements, class meeting schedule, career opportunities for graduates, and more! There are a limited number of SNAP E&T seats available for each training program.
- Certified Pharmacy Technician
- Veterinary Assistant
- Dental Assistant
- Ophthalmic Assistant
- Sterile Processing Technician
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
- CNA/Certified Patient Care Technician
- Medical Billing and Coding (CPC-Certified Professional Coder)
- Personal Trainer
- Phlebotomy Technician
- EKG Technician
- Nail Technician
HOW CAN I GET A SNAP E&T SCHOLARSHIP?
The SNAP E&T Scholarship process includes and orientation, application, and assessments.
To get started, please submit your contact information using the link below.
After we receive your form, you will be contacted by Kamalah Hill, the SNAP E&T Coordinator, to schedule an appointment and to help you with the application process. Please note that the contact form does not take the place of an application.
For other questions about the SNAP E&T scholarship, you may contact:
SNAP E&T Coordinator/Success Coach
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