Scholarships & Opportunities

Supporting your entire career journey from applying for Scholarships and connecting with mentors to keeping your skills current with advanced education and inspiring the next generation of talent

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Applying for a Scholarship or Program

Awarding over $500,000 in scholarships each year, there is a resource for every future beauty professional. View all open opportunities and start your application journey today.

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Connecting with Mentors

Mentorship Matters is a program dedicated to strengthening the confidence and skill set of licensed beauty professionals looking to advance their career.

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Develop Skills with Advanced Education

True professionals never stop learning. Our advanced education opportunities support licensed pros looking to stay at the top of their game.

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Entrepreneurial Resources

The Worth-Up Alliance serves beauty entrepreneurs ready to take the next step in their career. Learn about these grants and opportunities for the business minded beauty pro!

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Beauty Changes Lives Opportunities

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Spring Scholarship Season is underway March 1 to May 31, 2024 - APPLY NOW! 45 Days Left!
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Barbering
Cosmetology
Scholarship
UP TO $ 6,500

The Jerry Alexander Gorman Foundation “The Passion to Succeed” Scholarship

Funded by:
The Jerry Alexander Gorman Foundation

Details:
2 Scholarships Available

The Jerry Alexander Gorman Foundation “The Passion to Succeed” Scholarship
Cosmetology
Scholarship
UP TO $ 5,000

Wella Company “Look, Feel and Be Your True Self” Cosmetology

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Details:
1 Scholarship Available

Wella Company “Look, Feel and Be Your True Self” Cosmetology
Nail Technology
Scholarship
UP TO $ 2,000

OPI’S “Round Yourself in Color” Nail Technology Student Scholarship

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Details:
1 Scholarship Available

OPI’S “Round Yourself in Color” Nail Technology Student Scholarship
Cosmetology
Esthetics
Scholarship
UP TO $ 3,000

European Wax Center “Experts in Wax” Cosmetology/Esthetics

Details:
4 Scholarships Available

European Wax Center “Experts in Wax” Cosmetology/Esthetics
Cosmetology
Scholarship
UP TO $ 10,000

it’s a 10® Haircare Cosmetology Student Scholarship

Funded by:

it’s a 10® Haircare

Details:
5 Scholarships Available

it’s a 10® Haircare Cosmetology Student Scholarship
Barbering
Cosmetology
Esthetics
Nail Technology
Scholarship

High Performance Salon Academy “Elevating Perceptions” Student Scholarship (All Disciplines)

Details:
7 Scholarships Available

(1) $5,000, (2) $2,500 and (4) $1000

High Performance Salon Academy “Elevating Perceptions” Student Scholarship (All Disciplines)
Cosmetology
Scholarship
UP TO $ 20,000

amika “Friend to Hair” LGBTQIA+ Scholarship

Funded by:

Details:
2 Scholarships Available

amika “Friend to Hair” LGBTQIA+ Scholarship
Cosmetology
Scholarship
UP TO $ 20,000

amika “Friend to Hair” BIPOC Scholarship

Funded by:

Details:
2 Scholarships Available

amika “Friend to Hair” BIPOC Scholarship
Entrepreneurial Grants
Esthetics
UP TO $ 2,000

Bioelements Esthetics Entrepreneurial Kick Start Program

Funded by:

Details:
3 Grants Available

Bioelements Esthetics Entrepreneurial Kick Start Program
Cosmetology
Scholarship
UP TO $ 5,000

L’Oreal Pro Elevate Salon Institute Cosmetology – ESI Partner Schools

Funded by:

L’Oreal Professional

Details:
1 Scholarship Available

L’Oreal Pro Elevate Salon Institute Cosmetology – ESI Partner Schools
Cosmetology
Scholarship
UP TO $ 5,000

L’Oréal Pro “Empowering Diversity” Student Cos – Sheena

Funded by:

Details:1 Scholarship Available

L’Oréal Pro “Empowering Diversity” Student Cos – Sheena
Cosmetology
Esthetics
Scholarship
UP TO $ 2,500

Sugarlash Pro Cosmetology/Esthetics Student Scholarship/Partner School Bonus

Funded by:

Details:
1 Scholarship Available

1500/additional $1000 if program is from a partner school

Sugarlash Pro Cosmetology/Esthetics Student Scholarship/Partner School Bonus
Esthetics
Scholarship
UP TO $ 20,000

Kate Somerville + Foster Nation “Defy Impossible”Esthetics

Funded by:
Kate Somerville + Foster Nation

Details:
1 Scholarship Available

Kate Somerville + Foster Nation “Defy Impossible”Esthetics
Esthetics
Scholarship
UP TO $ 5,000

PCA Skin: “Diversity in Esthetics” Student (PCA Partner)

Funded by:

Details:
1 Scholarship Available

PCA Skin: “Diversity in Esthetics” Student (PCA Partner)
Esthetics
Scholarship
UP TO $ 2,000

PCA Skin: “Diversity in Esthetics” Student

Funded by:

Details:
1 Scholarship Available

PCA Skin: “Diversity in Esthetics” Student
Esthetics
Scholarship
UP TO $ 5,000

Dermalogica Future Industry Professionals Esthetics (BIPOC)

Funded by:

Details:
1 Scholarship Available

Dermalogica Future Industry Professionals Esthetics (BIPOC)
Esthetics
Scholarship
UP TO $ 5,000

Circadia – Sage Michaela Lucas “Timing is Everything” Esthetics

Funded by:

Details:
2 Scholarships Available

Circadia – Sage Michaela Lucas “Timing is Everything” Esthetics
Esthetics
Nail Technology
Scholarship
UP TO $ 3,500

The Jerry Alexander Gorman Foundation “The Passion to Succeed” Scholarship

Funded by:
The Jerry Alexander Gorman Foundation

Details:
1 Scholarship Available

The Jerry Alexander Gorman Foundation “The Passion to Succeed” Scholarship
Cosmetology
Scholarship
UP TO $ 5,000

L’Oréal Pro “Inspiration Through Education” Scholarship

Funded by:

Details:1 Scholarship Available

L’Oréal Pro “Inspiration Through Education” Scholarship

Scholarship Application Tips

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Steps to Success

  • Review our video application tips PDF here!
  • Review past winners’ scholarship videos below.
  • Review our Judges’ Rubric so you know what you’ll be scored on!
  • Make sure your application has your “proof of enrollment” if you’re a 
student or “proof of licensure” if you’re a professional.
  • Review our Frequently Asked Questions if you need assistance or 
more information on the application process.

Recent Scholarship Winners

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After reviewing the final selections for our 6 scholarship awards, I had to tell you WOW! Beauty Changes Lives has made giving back to our industry so easy! My entire team at amika were in tears as we recapped our insights from the program. I’m so happy that amika is supporting Beauty Changes Lives and is part of the MOVEMENT!

Reuben Carranza
CEO, amika

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