The beauty industry wants you!
American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) partners with industry sponsors to offer scholarships and grants to deserving cosmetology students.
More information and applications will be available on additional scholarships soon so check back often.
Beauty Changes Lives Scholarships
Established by the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS), Beauty Changes Lives Foundation (BCL) is supported by a coalition of beauty professionals including educators, product manufacturers, celebrities and industry icons.
BCL is a charitable 501(c)3 nonprofit that unites beauty and wellness professionals and those they serve as it Elevates, Educates and Exposes the power of touch to transform careers, lives and communities. Their mission is to elevate the perception of the beauty industry as a viable and rewarding career choice. Through public events, educational outreach and partnership with select philanthropies, Beauty Changes Lives showcases the breadth of career opportunities available to beauty school graduates.
BCL currently offers seven scholarships in all categories representing the beauty and wellness industry. They also offer two advanced education scholarships, one in cosmetology and one in makeup, and plan on expanding our advanced education scholarships in 2017. Since 2013, Beauty Changes Lives has given away more than one million dollars in scholarships to prospective and newer students attending cosmetology, esthetics, nail, massage, makeup and advanced courses.
For more information, visit www.beautychangeslives.org/scholarships. Or call BCL directly at 760-733-8383
ACE Grants are designed to help you begin your career in cosmetology. ACE Grants are the first ever industry-wide effort to encourage highly motivated and qualified individuals to join the world of cosmetology.
Sport Clips ACE Scholarship Program
Through the ACE (Access to Cosmetology Education) Scholarship Program, up to 15 Cosmetology Students who are enrolled at an AACS member school, will each be awarded a $1,000 scholarship provided by Sport Clips/American Crew. Deadline: July 15, 2016.
Download the Scholarship Application.
OPI & AACS ACE Scholarship Application 2016
As part of OPI’s ongoing scholarship program, 9 students annually who are attending AACS member schools will each be awarded a $500.00 scholarship from OPI. Students must be enrolled, or in the process of enrolling, in a cosmetology related program at an AACS member school to qualify. Winners will be selected based on an essay and one industry recommendation.
For the application, click here.
The Great Scholarship Program in memory of Alice Madden Barton
Scholarships are available for current cosmetology school students and those interested in pursuing a career in cosmetology or barbering. These GREAT scholarships can be used at any cosmetology or barbering school in the US and Canada. In 2015, Great Clips awarded $100,000 in scholarships. The 2016 Great Scholarship Program will be announced soon.
For more information go to http://jobs.greatclips.com/page/show/schools
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.
For more information go to www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com.
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.
For more information go to www.joefrancis.com
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.
For more information click here.
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.
For more information click here.
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. Deadline: 11:59pm EST on 12/5/2016
For more information click here.
For convenience to the public, AACS has provided above information about additional scholarship programs that may be available to eligible applicants including links to independent websites managed by scholarship program sponsors.
Neither AACS nor any AACS Member School directs or manages the content of such websites and all questions regarding the availability and terms of, and conditions for award of, any scholarship should be directed to the program sponsor.
By completing and submitting a scholarship application, you may be required by the scholarship program sponsor to consent to the use of your contact information or related application details for marketing, promotional or other purposes. Review the terms and conditions of any scholarship or grant program for applicable conditions and requirements.
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