Cosmetology Scholarships

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.

Alice Madden Barton Cosmetology School Scholarship
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Alice Madden Barton was the mother of Great Clips CEO Rhoda Olsen and Great Clips Chairman Ray Barton. In her honor, Great Clips has established the Great Scholarship Program to give to individuals who exhibit her qualities of determination, care and integrity. Current students, high school students and anyone interested in cosmetology or barbering as a career can apply for a scholarship through [...] More

Cameo College of Essential Beauty Tuition Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 24, Annually
Cameo College of Essential Beauty is turning 30 and to celebrate we are giving away scholarships of 30% off tuition. Only the first 30 qualified students to sign up for classes in each program will receive a scholarship. It is on a first-come-first-serve basis, so once we run out of scholarships, this offer will no longer be available.

There are 30 available scholarships in each program [...] More

Clarkston Scholars Program
Application Deadlines: January 15, Annually
A Clarkston Scholar is a highly-driven student who excels in the classroom, has a focused interest and passion for the life sciences industry and intends to enter the life sciences industry upon graduation. The Clarkston Scholars Program will provide one sophomore attending a four-year college/university undergraduate program in Pennsylvania who is majoring in a life sciences-related field of [...] More

Joe Francis Haircare Scholarships
Application Deadlines: 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

NCEA Esthetician Scholarship
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Eligible esthetician students can receive a $1,000 incentive scholarship while attending esthetic school. Applicants must be midway through an esthetician only training program, maintain at least 80% attendance, and 80% grade average. A selection committee comprised of NCEA members will review all applications that meet the requirements and are verified by the student's school. Quarterly [...] More

Oregon Barbers and Hairdressers Grant Program
Application Deadlines: 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

Last Edited: December 2015

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