What if you could go to school and learn an important, rewarding career without racking up debt for school loans? Do you have an interest in styling people’s hair and nails? Do you have excellent people skills? How about the desire to own your own beauty salon and be your own boss?
If you answered “yes” to one or more of the above questions, you might be able to receive one or more of the cosmetology scholarships now being offered through beauty schools, as well as through beauty supply companies.
Licensed cosmetologists know how to shampoo, cut, style, color, and apply permanent wave to hair. You will also be doing hair extensions, as well as possibly treating the scalp and doing some basics of skin care. Some salons also require you to perform manicures and pedicures for their customers as well. It is a rewarding career, but cosmetology school can be expensive. Receiving one of the many cosmetology scholarships offered can help you defray the cost of school.
How Do I Apply for Cosmetology Scholarships?
There are several ways in which you can apply for cosmetology scholarships. If you are still in high school, there’s a possibility that you might be able to apply for trade scholarships which include cosmetology scholarships through your public school district.
No matter if you’re still in high school or a single mom, you can also find a cosmetology school near you that offers cosmetology scholarships to students and new students entering their school. If you are applying through your public school district or through a cosmetology school, the requirements will vary depending on your grades, but the deciding factors usually are based on financial need, as well as your grades and possibly showing your aptitude for the profession. Some cosmetology scholarships for minority students are administered by specific organizations, but most cosmetology scholarships are given without regard to race, religion, or gender.
The third source of financial aid is to locate cosmetology scholarships offered by beauty supply companies. Here is a short list of Beauty Scholarships in 2019:
ACE Program are designed to help you begin your career in cosmetology. The ACE Program is the first ever industry-wide effort to encourage highly motivated and qualified individuals to join the world of cosmetology.
The Great Scholarship Program in memory of Alice Madden Barton
Who says you can’t soar with shears? Great Clips encourages you to show the world what you’re all about. To make it easier, they provide over $100,000 in scholarships and professional tools to cosmetology students each year! The scholarship award and professional tools are valued between $250 – $1,500.
Beauty Schools Directory $2,500 Cosmetology Scholarship
Future students of the beauty disciplines – including cosmetology, barbering, esthetics and skin care, nail technology, makeup artistry and several others – can apply for these $2,500 scholarships for cosmetology school. This beauty school scholarship is awarded four times per year, and may be used at most schools nationwide. The scholarship recipient is selected from the pool of individuals who submit their scholarship applications before the deadline each quarter, and meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the rules. Deadlines: January 31, April 30, July 31 and October 31 each year.
The Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation
The Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation was established in 1994 by his wife of 39 years, Flo Francis, and the many people whom Joe Francis advised and mentored to their own success in the industry. The mission of the foundation is to help deserving students receive financial assistance for the professional training necessary to build successful, long-term careers in the cosmetology industry. Applications are accepted January 1st through June 1st each year.
Keller Cosmetology Scholarship
Keller International now offers a unique cosmetology scholarship opportunity for one student each year as a way to alleviate some of the financial burden they accrue during their educational journey. The winner of this contest will be rewarded $1000.00 towards their tuition fees!* This scholarship is open to cosmetology and barber students.
Rosy Salon Software Cosmetology Scholarship
Introducing the ROSY REWARDS scholarship program by Rosy Salon Software. A $10,000 annual scholarship fund just for future salon professionals! Are you a Cosmetology student? Are you as passionate about the industry as we are? Do you know somebody else who is? Enter for a chance to win one of 12 scholarships offered annually! Awarded quarterly.
Buy-Rite Beauty Annual Cosmetology Scholarship
The scholarship is from Buy-Rite Beauty, and is for $1,000 for those students interested in pursuing a degree in cosmetology. All participants must have applied to or be enrolled in as full-time beautician/cosmetology students.