Available Beauty Scholarships

The cosmetology business has matured in leaps and bounds over the previous few decades. The pampering that was once set aside for the elite has developed into commonplace for the every day man and woman. As a result the demand for cosmetologists has opened up career opportunities for men and women across the country. From hair cuts to pedicures; facials to manicures, graduates of cosmetology schools gain knowledge of how to indulge their clients and offer them a sense of richly deserved comfort.
A profession in cosmetology is not for everyone. It necessitates drive, willpower and a great amount of self-motivation. But for those students with the essential passion, a career in cosmetology can present both professional and financial independence.

Beauty Schools Marketing Group $2,500 Cosmetology Scholarship
Applicant must be planning to attend school in one of the following programs as a full-time student: barbering, beauty, cosmetology, cosmetology teacher training, electrolysis/electrology/laser hair removal, esthetics/skin care, hair design/hairstyling, makeup artist, nail technology, permanent makeup artist, hair braiding/natural hairstyling, or salon management.
Awarded quarterly.
Study areas: barbering, beauty, cosmetology, cosmetology teacher training, electrolysis/electrology/laser hair removal, esthetics/skin care, hair design/hairstyling, makeup artist, nail technology, permanent makeup artist.


Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship

Applicant must be currently applying or actively enrolled in Cosmetology/Barber school. Essay and two letters of recommendation required.
Study areas: cosmetology


Cosmetology Scholarship

Applicant must be a United States resident who has applied to or is enrolled as a full-time beautician/cosmetology student. Essay detailing applicant’s most meaningful achievement and how it relates to a future as a hairstylist is required.
Study areas: cosmetology, hair design/styling


Cosmetology School Scholarship

Applicant must be a current student who will be pursuing a career in the hairdressing industry.
Study areas: cosmetology



The Beauty Changes Lives | CosmoProf | Licensed to Create Education Scholarship Program provides an opportunity for prospective and newer students enrolled in a cosmetology program to win $5000 to help offset the cost of tuition.
CosmoProf is a full-service distributor offering exclusive salon products and equipment to licensed professionals in the salon and spa industry. Licensed to Create means something different to every stylist and encourages the freedom to explore your authentic voice as an artist. The Licensed to Create initiative is uniting industry professionals who are dedicated to supporting the success of stylists everywhere.



The Beauty Changes Lives | Amazing Lash Studio | Esthetics Education Scholarship Program provides an opportunity for prospective and newer students enrolled in an Esthetics program to win a $2,250 scholarship towards their tuition.
Amazing Lash Studio was founded in 2010 by Edward and Jessica Le, with the vision to create excellence and affordability in the eyelash extension industry. The company is dedicated to raising the bar on long-lasting beauty and professionalism in the eyelash extension industry. Amazing Lash Studio is committed to helping Estheticians acquire new skills designed to broaden their client base and grow their business.
Award: 5 scholarships will be awarded at $2250.00 each to prospective and newer students.



Generously funded by Wella’s Hairdressers at Heart, the Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship Program – Basic honors the legacy of beauty legend Vidal Sassoon and pays homage to his belief in lifelong education. Each competition awards ten winners with 50% of their program tuition costs, covered at a qualifying AACS cosmetology school (up to $10,000). Competition rounds are held each Spring and Fall, and are designed for prospective and newer students.
Established in 2012, this competition provides financial assistance and professional exposure, while celebrating the passion of aspiring hairstylists. “Many Basic and Advanced winners have been featured in the pages of leading salon and beauty publications,” said Beauty Changes Lives Foundation President Lynelle Lynch. “This exposure elevates winners’ personal brands in front of employers and the entire industry.”
Applications for Spring accepted 1/9/17-3/6/17. Applications for Fall accepted 6/19/17-8/21/17.


The BCL | CND | Tippi Hedren Nail Scholarship Program awards five scholarships to individuals pursuing education in the professional nail industry. Each recipient will receive up to $2570 for nail education tuition at an American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) member school.
Generously funded by CND and its valued distributors, the scholarship honors the legacy of nail industry pioneer and godmother of the Vietnamese-American nail industry, Tippi Hedren. Since its inception in 2014, the scholarship has been awarded to more than 40 individuals pursuing nail careers across North America.
Co-founder and Style Director of CND Jan Arnold said, “CND is dedicated to empowering the next generation of Nail Professionals and a huge part of our commitment is focused on funding professional education.”
Applications for Spring accepted 2/6/17-4/3/17. Applications for Fall accepted 8/7/17-10/2/17.


Each year the Leo Passage Scholarship celebrates a segment of the industry by offering a unique educational experience.
Please check www.beautychangeslives.org in July for details.
Applications for Fall accepted 8/21/17-10/16/17.


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.

Rosy Rewards Scholarship Program

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.


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.


Minerva Beauty Cosmetology Scholarship

The application deadline is May 31, 2017. Ten scholarship recipients will be chosen and notified by email. All scholarships are funded by Minerva Beauty and administered by the Professional Beauty Association Foundation. Applications will be reviewed by a committee appointed by the PBA Chair. All scholarship awards are final. Scholarship funds awarded must be used within one year of being awarded.
Minerva Beauty, Inc. is a privately held, American owned, company based in Monroe, Georgia and is a leading manufacturer and distributor of salon equipment. Minerva Beauty is committed to delivering customer’s equipment with fine craftsmanship and a value that is unmatched in the beauty industry.