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 are excellent resources but so is 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.

APWU Vocational Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: 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

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
Application Deadlines:
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

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

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