Who doesn’t wish they could make the world just a little bit more beautiful? As a cosmetologist, you’ll be able to do that every day. There’s just one problem: First you need to pay for school. Cosmetology can be a fun and rewarding profession, but completing the required coursework and training can be expensive. Training outside of a traditional college setting, such as some certificate programs in cosmetology, may have limited financial aid opportunities attached. Aspiring cosmetology students also may not think to look for cosmetology scholarships, thinking they need to pay their way through school on their own. But they should because there are lots of scholarship opportunities out there!
Luckily, there are cosmetology scholarships to help those aspiring to work in the industry get an education without having to rely entirely on student loans. Sites like BeautySchoolNetwork.com are excellent resources but so is Scholarships.com and below are just a few of the cosmetology scholarships you can find on our site. For more information on cosmetology scholarships, as well as scholarship awards for your other attributes and interests, conduct a free college scholarship search.
American Health and Beauty Aids Institute Cosmetology Scholarship
November 30, Annually
Beauty school students can earn a cosmetology scholarship from the AHBAI Fred Luster, Sr. Education Foundation. Scholarships will be awarded in $250 amounts for a total of $3,000 awarded.
Cosmetology students must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted by a State Approved Cosmetic Art Training facility prior to applying for scholarship. To be eligible for a scholarship, students must [...] More
NCEA Esthetician Scholarship
Esthetician students will be eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship while attending school. These incentive scholarships will be awarded to students that demonstrate good performance in school as well as financial need.
A 250-word typed essay of the applicant's financial situation, and their desire to become an esthetician will determine the Scholarship Winner. Applicants must have enrolled [...] More
APWU Vocational Scholarship Program
March 15, Annually
The APWU Vocational Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are children or grandchildren of an active APWU member.
Scholarship recipient must attend an accredited vocational school or community college vocational program of his or her choice as a full-time student. Applicant must make own application to school.
Winners receive up to $3,000 for specialized training in such fields as [...] More
Oregon Barbers and Hairdressers Grant Program
February 01, Annually
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 [...] More
PBA Sally Beauty Scholarships
November 15, Annually
We are pleased to announce that this year's PBA Sally Beauty Scholarship applications are now available!
Scholarships will be awarded in the following categories:
- Seven $1,000 scholarships to high school graduates desiring to enter the cosmetology profession.
- Six $500 scholarships to current PBA/NCA members for continuing education in the field of cosmetology.
To download an application [...] More
Joe Francis Haircare Scholarships
June 01, Annually
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 [...] More