Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Need more info CareerReady Scholarship? Check out the FAQs below. 

Your Life Coach serves as a support system and source of encouragement while you participate in the CareerReady program. Your Life Coach will be assigned to you. All CareerReady scholars are required to meet with their Life Coach at least twice per month in order to remain in the program.

No, under the Texas Health and Human Services W—1411.2.1 Educational Assistance policy scholarships are exempt.

Yes. Please let your Life Coach know which books and supplies you need at the beginning of each semester. Your Life Coach will be in touch with the admissions team at Houston Community College or San Jacinto College. Once you are officially accepted into the program, your Life Coach will discuss in detail how payment for tuition, books, supplies, and student fees will work.

 If you are concerned about transportation to class, please contact your Life Coach at least 24 hours before the scheduled class.

Contact us at [email protected] to request a complete list of approved certifications. If you are interested in a certification that is not on the list, please discuss this with your assigned Life Coach, because exceptions may apply.

Community cares not only about your health but also about your overall well-being. We want to see you succeed in everything you do.
  • Remain in good standing with Houston Community College
  • Maintain passing grades in all classes
  • Obtain annual health checks (physical, dental, vision, flu shot)
  • Attend a financial literacy class (your Life Coach will provide you details)
  • Attend one additional life skills class (your Life Coachwill provide you details)
  • Meet with your Life Coach at least two times per month
  • Attend any other required meetings associated with the CareerReady program
  • Be respectful of your Life Coach and the CareerReady staff
  • Keep consistent communication with your Life Coach by updating them weekly
  • Keep an open mind and be ready to learn

If for any reason you believe you may not be able to complete the certification program, please notify your Life Coach as soon as possible. The sooner your Life Coach is aware of the situation, the better he or she will be able to assist you.

 Yes. You will occasionally have group meetings with other CareerReady scholarship recipients. Your fellow scholars will serve as an additional support system throughout the process.

The Life Services program would love for you to always stay in touch so we may celebrate your successes with you! However, we ask that you provide updates on your achievements for at least 12 months after finding a job so that we may better assist future CareerReady scholars.

If you anticipate losing your coverage with Community, please notify your Life Coach as soon as possible. He or she will assist you in preventing it from happening. If you do lose coverage unexpectedly, and you cannot give your Life Coach enough notice, a Community Health Choice employee will be in contact to help you regain coverage.

The cost of remedial classes is included in the scholarship. We understand each scholar has a different level of college readiness. Be open with your Life Coach. He or she will help you prepare for your classes in the way that best fits your needs.

If you fail a class, you will be allowed to retake it. You will NOT be removed from the scholarship program. However, depending on the circumstances, you may be expected to pay for the class you failed.

We need to know details about you to help you succeed. Your Life Coach is someone you can trust, and your conversations with him or her are confidential.

The number of classes you are expected to enroll in each semester can depend on the program. Generally, we require CareerReady scholars to be enrolled in at least 2 classes per semester

We expect CareerReady scholars to dedicate an average of 10 hours per week to the program. This will be dedicated time to attend all required meetings, complete any special assignments associated with the program, and study for class. Required meetings may include group meetings (two hours), meetings with your Life Coach (1 hour), and meetings with Houston Community College or San Jacinto College faculty/ counselors/staff.

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