(*Scholarships vary according to student's level of achievement)

The John Amico school understands the passion and the desire that a new, future licensed professional has to join the Beauty Industry. We want to make opportunities available for everyone that wants to invest in their future. Therefore, we help students locate these scholarships and encourage every student to seek out the ones that may be appropriate for them.

High School Students who are graduating and then starting Cosmetology School the same year as the high school graduation will have the opportunity to earn a $1,000 Scholarship.

John Amico School of Hair Design, Esthetics, Nails and Make-Up

Scholarships are constantly changing. There are new ones all the time. Keep reviewing the ones that might be available through us. Here is a list of scholarships that are currently available:

  • Founders Award (must have a Bachelor or Master Degree) $3,000  Cosmetology/$2,500  Esthetics
  • International Scholarships - Non-U.S. citizens who wish to pursue a cosmetology or esthetics career may apply for this scholarship
  • Alumni Scholarships from John Amico Schools
  • Military Scholarships
  • NON Qualified Title IV Government Students

Scholarship amounts differ and are based on the course. All scholarships have different requirements which the applicant must meet. This is determined by filling out the application for a particular scholarship. Please see admissions for availability.

The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation

The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation is committed to uniting the beauty industry to support the next generation of beauty and wellness professionals. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded over $1 million in scholarships to cosmetology, nail, massage and esthetic students studying at qualifying AACS schools.

As a school member, the John Amico School will assist you in contacting Beauty Changes Lives. The AACS does award and administrate these awards. Go to the Beauty Changes Lives site to find out more.

Beauty Changes Lives Scholarships

CND/Tippi Hedren100% tuition ($5,000 max)
Leo Passage ScholarshipAttend ABS in Chicago and be part of the NEXTGEN team at BCL experience ($7,500 max) 
Vidal Sassoon - ADVANCED1 week course @Sassoon Academy Tuition and Travel ($5,000 max)
Vidal Sassoon - BASIC50% Tuition ($10,000 max)
MUD (Make-Up Designory)$2,500 Tuition towards make-up course.
Murad$2,250 Tuition + Murad Product Kit + Murad Mentor
Massage Envy$2,000 $1500 Tuition ($500 for school)


John Amico’s School of Hair Design offers and accepts the following scholarships:

Administrative Scholarship

  • Founders Scholarship
  • Military Scholarship
  • Latino Scholarship
  • Alumni Scholarship

Ace Grant

  • Beauty Changes Lives Scholarship
  • MUD (MakeUp Designory)
  • Vidal Sassoon (Basic and Advanced)
  • Murad
  • Massage Evny
  • Leo Passage Scholarship
  • CND/Tippi Hedren
  • Sports Clips Scholarship
  • Great Clips Scholarship
  • Ceda Scholarship

Other scholarships are offered by the following:

  • Pat Goins Memorial Scholarship
  • SportClips Scholarship
  • NCEA Esthetician Scholarship
  • Joe Francis Hair Care Scholarship
  • OPI Scholarship

Information regarding these scholarships is available in the Admissions Office.