Passion to Succeed Student Scholarship

May 31, 2025
Awards Available: 2

Scholarship Description

The Jerry Alexander Gorman Foundation “The Passion to Succeed” Student Scholarship was formed to support those in need to achieve their goal of becoming a licensed professional. The scholarship will be awarded through the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation and is open to newly accepted or currently enrolled students in a cosmetology, hair design or barbering that leads to licensure in the U.S.


  • New or currently enrolled students in a cosmetology, hair design or barbering program that leads to licensure at an accredited school in the U.S.
  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older by the start date of the program at the accredited school or institution.


  1. Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment / acceptance letter from an accredited school or institution.
  2. Submit a 3-minute maximum YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:
    • Jerry Gorman had a passion for the industry, and he overcame many obstacles to make his dream a reality. What obstacles have you faced on your journey?
    • Why do you want to make a career in the professional beauty industry? What part of the industry drives your passion? What made you choose this profession?
    • What financial constraints have affected your ability to follow your dream? How will this scholarship be beneficial to your success?

Two $6,500 scholarships for Cosmetology, Hair Design or Barbering will be awarded. Applications must be received before the May 31st deadline. Scholarship Search