Scholarship Resources

Are you ready to fulfill your dream of going to beauty school but unsure of how to pay for it? You have come to the right place. We have the guide to finding scholarships that may be available for you! Scholarships do not need to be paid back, as student loans do. There are many different types of scholarships, so many options to find the one(s) that you could qualify for. Scholarships will provide funds to make going to beauty school easier to afford, so you can be on your way to learning about your dream career.

How to apply?
Each scholarship will have different criteria in order to apply. Most will entail an essay, video, and/or images.

Tips for a quality scholarship application:
Read the application thoroughly. Make sure you know exactly what is being asked for before you submit your application.

Be yourself!

Put your very best that you have to offer into the application.

Tips for writing an essay:
EDIT! Have a friend or family member proofread. Pay attention to the word count and what exactly is being asked.

Tips for quality photos and videos:
Pay attention to the background and the lighting. Practice and edit if necessary.



Beauty Changes Lives

Beauty Changes Lives is a nonprofit organization dedicated to help future beauty professionals be successful. They collect multiple scholarships and put them all in one convenient place. You can see who offers the scholarship, when to apply, and what you need to qualify for them.


The great Scholarship Program

Great Clips offers both scholarships and professional tools to scholarship students each year.


Here you’ll find a comprehensive list of esthetician scholarships, allowing you to review many of the options available to you in one place.



The Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation

The Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation drives to help deserving students receive the financial assistance they need to build a career in the cosmetology industry.


Beauty Schools Directory

Scholarships are available for a variety of programs and can be used for any educational expenses.


Aveda Institute's Brilliant Future Scholarhsip

This is an opportunity for 2023 graduating high school seniors who start in June, July or August 2023 classes at a participating Aveda Institute to be awarded a scholarship toward their education!



US Department of Labor’s FREE Scholarship Tool

Search nearly 9,000 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other financial aid award opportunities.


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