Beauty School Scholarships

What is a Beauty School Scholarship?

A beauty school scholarship is a financial 'gift' which can be used toward the cost of attending cosmetology school.  It's generally considered a gift because (most) scholarship do not need to be paid back.  The beauty school scholarship funds are generally paid to the school, and any money remaining after paying for your cosmetology courses goes back to the student.

If you're thinking about applying for beauty school, one of your first steps should be looking into beauty school scholarships. Cosmetology scholarships may help pay for Beauty School. Scholarships may not pay all of the necessary beauty school tuition, however the nice thing about beauty school scholarships is that the money received does not need to be paid back.

How Are Beauty School Scholarships Awarded?

Many beauty schools may offer scholarships based off of merit, which means they will look at past grades from high school or college. Getting good grades in schools prior to applying for a beauty school scholarship may  greatly increase your chances of being awarded a scholarship.

How you may Apply For A Beauty School Scholarships

  1. The first step in applying for a beauty school scholarship is to find a beauty school that you are interested in and see if they offer a scholarship program.
  2. Apply for a scholarship using our interactive form and we will forward the information on to a participating program administrator.

Different Types of Beauty School Scholarships

Beauty Scholarships based on Merit: The recipient may be determined by cosmetology students’ skills such as make-up, hair design, artistic or other abilities.

Beauty Scholarships based on Need: This beauty scholarship may be determined by the students financial situation as the primary factor. Usually these beauty scholarships may cover all or part of tuition of cosmetology school, and perhaps other living costs.

Beauty Scholarships based on Sociology: This is financial aid where applicants must initially qualify by race, religion, or national origin. After filtering the applicants based on their ethnicity, additional factors are taken into consideration to determine the final recipients.

Institutional Beauty Scholarships: These are scholarships awarded by a specific cosmetology school or beauty college (institution) to a cosmetology students planning to attend that particular cosmetology school.

General Beauty Scholarships: Beauty Scholarships that may be for any other reason, such as reasons of the student's association with the objectives of the sponsering organization such as salon, beauty school, or website. For example, some companies give cosmetology scholarships to their employees' children, or some Salons may award Cosmetology Scholarships to employees furthering their education.

Beauty School Scholarship Programs

ACE Grant ACE Grants are designed to help you begin your career in cosmetology. Sponsored by three major beauty industry associations: the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS), the Cosmetology Advancement Foundation (CAF), and the Beauty and Barber Supply Institute (BBSI), ACE Grants are the first ever industry-wide effort to encourage highly motivated and qualified individuals to join the world of cosmetology.

AHBAI Scholarships In 1991 AHBAI established the Fred Luster, Sr. Education foundation in honor of the late Fred Luster, Sr. who was a founding board member of AHBAI and founder of the Chicago-based Luster Products, Inc.

NCEA Scholarship Application NCEA and AACS have partnered to bring you the First Esthetician Scholarship Program through ACE - Access to Cosmetology Schools, a division of AACS. These incentive scholarships may be awarded to students that demonstrate good performance in school as well as financial need.

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