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List of scholarships for Cosmetology majors

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Competitive scholarships from corporations and nonprofits
Award Name Amount Deadline
Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education Scholarship $15,000 April 10, 2018
Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Basic Scholarship Program $10,000 September 19, 2017
Joe Francis Haircare Scholarships $1,000 June 1, 2017
Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Advanced Scholarship Program $5,000 September 19, 2017
Oregon Barbers and Hairdressers Grant Program $ - February 1, 2018
Lee Essie and Charlie McMillan, Jr. Cosmetology Scholarship $ - February 15, 2018
Margaret Johnson Memorial Scholarship $650 July 15, 2017
BCL Mud Makeup Scholarship $2,500 October 3, 2017

Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education Scholarship

Amount: $15,000
Deadline: April 10, 2018
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

The Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education was created under the Will of Evalee C. Schwarz to provide interest-free loans to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance and significant financial need.

Eligibility:- Be a U.S. citizen at the time of application- Qualify for financial need in the form of government grants. Applicants must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $5,815 or less as it appears on their FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR)- Be enrolled in a school in the state in which the student resides *possible exceptions apply- Standardized test scores must be in the top 15% of nation-wide- Must not be seeking a law degree For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Basic Scholarship Program

Amount: $10,000
Deadline: September 19, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

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. Supplemental questions:1. What inspires you as an aspiring beauty industry professional and why should you be selected to receive this award? What will you be uploading for your answer?2. Submit a 3-minute video answering the question; What do you want to shout through beauty? Provide the YouTube public URL/web link to view your video. Make sure it does not exceed three (3) minutes and be sure your link works. Be sure it answers the question.3. Create a 1-page inspiration board that visually supports your personal story and goals. This can be done electronically using images of inspiration to show the judges your visual story, and uploaded as a .doc or .pdf or .jpg, or you may choose to do this collage-style on paper, scan the image, and upload.4. Briefly describe your inspiration board (100 words or less)For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Joe Francis Haircare Scholarships

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: June 1, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

When Joe Francis passed away after a long, difficult battle with cancer in 1994, we lost a great leader in the barber/beauty industry. To many, he was nothing short of a hero. Joe believed that cosmetologists should receive the same benefits and opportunities available in other fields. He also had a vision for a franchise system that would provide training and jobs and would help enterprising people obtain financing and build successful businesses.

One of Joe's final wishes was to continue his dream of offering careers to individuals desiring to join the cosmetology industry. The Foundation was Joe's goal. He wanted to help deserving individuals receive the financial assistance needed to attend certified barber or cosmetology schools. It is upon this wish that the Joe Francis Scholarship Foundation was founded. Established in 1994, the Foundation serves to memorialize the life and achievements of Joe Francis in a way most reflective of his values and to continue to bring young professional hair stylists into the industry.The Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship awards are for students enrolling in cosmetology school. Applications accepted January through June 1st each year. Scholarships are awarded in August.Nineteen awards are given in the amount $1,000 each. Applicant must be planning to enroll by fall of each year.

Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Advanced Scholarship Program

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: September 19, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

Generously funded by Wella's Hairdressers at Heart, the Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship Program - Advanced honors the legacy of beauty legend Vidal Sassoon and pays homage to his belief in lifelong education. Each competition awards 10 licensed hairstylists with "advanced" scholarships to attend a North American Sassoon Academy program, including travel and course fees up to $5,000. Competition rounds are held each spring and fall, and are designed for licensed professionals and educators.

Established in 2012, this competition provides financial assistance and professional exposure, while celebrating the passion of aspiring hairstylists. In order to be eligible to apply, you must attend a member school of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS). Eligible Institution means a school or institution approved by the Administrator that is a Sassoon Academy located in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Seattle or Toronto offering an advanced cosmetology program.Applicants must be 18 years or older at the time of enrollment; have completed and submitted the scholarship application; and are currently licensed by a state authority to practice cosmetology. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Oregon Barbers and Hairdressers Grant Program

Amount: $ -
Deadline: February 1, 2018
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

To qualify for the Oregon Barber and Hairdresser Grant Program, you must be a resident of Oregon who is attending or will attend a licensed school of barbering, hair design, cosmetology or manicure in Oregon that participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. You must enroll full-time in a program which is at least nine months long or 900 clock hours. You must have a significant need for financial help.

You must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Be sure to list the barber or beauty school you plan to attend on the FAFSA. You are not eligible for the B&H Grant if:-You are in prison-You will be concurrently enrolled in high school and the beauty or barbering program-You are in default on any Title IV funds, including Stafford Loans (formerly called Guaranteed Student Loans)For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Lee Essie and Charlie McMillan, Jr. Cosmetology Scholarship

Amount: $ -
Deadline: February 15, 2018
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

In Saginaw, Mrs. McMillan worked as a licensed beautician and a pianist for several local churches. Mr. McMillan worked full-time at General Motors Grey Iron foundry - a career spanning 41 years. At the same time, Mr. McMillan worked several part-time jobs; the most memorable was selling gospel sheet music.

Eligibility:- Minimum 2.5 GPA- Saginaw County resident- High school senior or college student- Pursuing an undergraduate, graduate degree, or vocational studies in cosmetology- Part or full-time enrollmentFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Margaret Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $650
Deadline: July 15, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

In addition to eligibility requirements listed for each individual scholarship, all applicants must meet the following

minimum eligibility requirements:-Reside within the boundaries of the Stanwood-Camano School District or be a former graduate of either Stanwood High School or Lincoln Hill High School-Must demonstrate financial need Eligibility:-Must be a student pursuing education in cosmetologyFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

BCL Mud Makeup Scholarship

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: October 3, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

Generously funded by Make-up Designory (MUD), the MUD Makeup Scholarship offers five $2,500 scholarships twice a year for a total of $25,000. The MUD scholarship is open to any student attending an AACS member school who is enrolled in an Esthetics or Cosmetology program that offers a minimum of 300 hours of additional makeup curriculum. The MUD Makeup Scholarship is the first Beauty Changes Lives program focused on makeup artistry.

Eligibility:-Must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Canada-Must be at least 18 years old by the state date of the program-Must have applied for and have been accepted to an eligible institution -Are eligible to sit for a state recognized licensure examination in the industry Supplemental questions:1. Does your school currently offer a stand-alone, accredited Make Up program?2. Show us how you will use your knowledge of Make-up Artistry to change lives and why you should be chosen for this scholarship?3. Create a 1-page inspiration board that visually supports your personal story and goals. This can be done electronically using images of inspiration to show the judges your visual story, and uploaded as a .doc or .pdf or .jpg, or you may choose to do this collage-style on paper, scan the image, and upload.4. Briefly describe your inspiration board (100 words or less)5. Submit a 3-minute video answering the question; What do you want to shout through beauty? Provide the YouTube public URL/web link to view your video. Make sure it does not exceed three (3) minutes and be sure your link works. Be sure it answers the question.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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