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Helping eligible students find financial assistance to help meet the cost of education is important to us. This is why we have a dedicated team of Financial Aid representatives with years of experience to assist you.

Below are a number of scholarship opportunities that are available to students interested in training in Beauty and Wellness. Details regarding scholarship requirements and deadlines are outlined. If you have additional questions, please contact us.

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Love What You Do Scholarship

Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

The Love What You Do Scholarship is a $2,000 tuition scholarship awarded by Sunstate Academy to 2020 high school seniors who enroll in the cosmetology program.

The scholarship is paid in the following increments when the eligibility requirements are met:
Hour 1- $750
Hour 450- $750
Hour 900- $500

To retain the scholarship students must meet the following conditions:

  • Students must start in the Cosmetology program for which they received the award.
  • Students who transfer to another Sunstate location to complete the same program will not forfeit the scholarship, but will also have the amount disbursed for each term adjusted.
  • Students must maintain continuous enrollment to remain eligible. No interruptions in study are permitted, i.e. Leave of Absence or withdraw.
  • Students must maintain 90% attendance and an 80% GPA to remain eligible for the scholarship.
  • Students must begin school prior to October 1, 2020 to be eligible.

*For additional information and to apply for this scholarship, please call 888-990-4211*

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The 2020 Sport Clips Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: December 31, 2020

To help cosmetology students reach their career goals, Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care provider, awards up to 20 scholarships each year. To be considered for a scholarship, candidates must meet both academic and essay requirements established by Sport Clips. Each recipient is presented a $1,000 scholarship to help with educational expenses.

This is the eighth year the Georgetown, Texas-based company, which has more than 1,800 stores across the country and in Canada, has awarded scholarships to eligible students. To date, more than $70,000 in scholarship money has been awarded to promote quality cosmetology education.

“Our support of cosmetology students spans across the nation,” says Julie Vargas, Sport Clips Haircuts senior director of career opportunities. “We want these stylists to be equipped with the proper training and skills they need to be successful in the hair care industry upon graduation. We value their interest in quality education, and we’re honored to assist them with their career goals.”

Click HERE to download the application and apply now!

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The Great Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: December 31, 2020

Who says you can’t soar with shears? Great Clips encourages you to show the world what you’re all about. To make it easier, Great Clips provides over $100,000 in scholarships and professional tools to cosmetology students each year! The scholarship award and professional tools are valued between $250 – $1,500. The sign up period for the 2020 – 2021 Great Scholarship Event will open later this year. Click HERE to join The Stylisthood to ensure you are emailed updates!

As a member of The Stylisthood, we will email fresh content on trends, tips, industry news and other happenings at Great Clips. You may also receive emails from local Great Clips salon owners with information on what is happening near you. You can unsubscribe at any time.

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Horst Rechelbacher “Oncology Esthetics” Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 1, 2020

In 1978, Horst Rechelbacher founded the Aveda Corporation, a global plant-based cosmetic company, & ushered a new consciousness into the world of beauty. Two decades later, he shifted focus to Intelligent Nutrients, a health & beauty company that lives to the highest standards of certified organic ingredients to sustainable plant-based chemistry. All of Horst’s innovations revolved around beauty products that would care for professionals, their guests & the planet through the power of pure flower & plant essences.

Properly caring for guests of the salon & spa industry was always Horst’s intent. Knowing how to care for a guest that has a cancer diagnosis takes proper knowledge to safely & compassionately care for clients with individualized care to meet their specific needs.

The Oncology Spa Solutions® training started in the US in 2013 & has changed the lives of over 4,500+ students & many more clients. The success of this training confirmed to us that we as human beings have a desire to CARE for others & just need the right education to feel CONFIDENT in serving & caring for those that need us the MOST. More information here: https://www.oncologyspasolutions.com/basic-essentials-checkout

The “Oncology Skincare” scholarship is created for licensed estheticians and salon or spa owners that are seeking to better serve their clientele, especially those that may be facing cancer. It will also help them become more knowledgeable on how to care & treat these clients with SAFE non-toxic products. Those who may be facing cancer can find joy & rejuvenation when visiting their spa & esthetician.

Applicant Requirements – “Oncology Skincare” Advanced Esthetics

  1. Complete online application and submit required or proof of licensure.
  2. Submitted answers to questions (a) and (b) via a 3-5 minute video OR 200 word essay and inspiration board: A) Why they decided to go into esthetics B.) How being educated in Oncology Skincare will further your career & skillset. Video must show application of an esthetics treatment & include a description of why you love esthetics. OR a 200 word essay and inspiration board answering questions “A” and “B”

Click HERE to apply now through Dec. 1st, 2020.

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Horst Rechelbacher – Green Circle Salon Certificate

Application Deadline: December 1, 2020

In 1978, Horst Rechelbacher founded the Aveda Corporation, a global plant-based cosmetic company, & ushered a new consciousness into the world of beauty.

Horst’s entrepreneurial vision is to create successful businesses in partnership with nature. As he puts it, “Business can be a solution to our planet’s crisis rather than the problem. We are at the threshold of the Sustainable Evolution, and I believe it will be even greater than the industrial revolution. It is a very exciting time for innovative thinkers and future-minded entrepreneurs, who I call ‘Ecopreneurs.’

In partnership with Green Circle Salons (GCS) we are introducing a membership for salons, spas and barbershops to join a movement to help the salon industry reduce its environmental footprint and provide options for consumers seeking genuine green options in salon care.

Applicant Requirements – “Green Circle Salon Membership”

Must be a licensed business owner of a salon and/or spa. Must upload proof of licensure i.e.: business owner license. Salon must have a commission-based or hourly-based salary model. Must check-out a minimum of 300+ guests per month. Must be willing to remit monthly recycling fee paid by guest.

  • Application must include a 3-5 minute video answering the following questions:
    • (A.) Describe why environmental sustainability is important to you.
    • (B.) Describe one step that you have taken to help decrease waste.
    • (C.) After researching Horst Rechelbacher, what passions do you have in common with him?

Ten (10) scholarships will be offered at different times during 2019 at the following times:

  • Spring 2020 (3 scholarships avail.)-Application dates 3/1 – 5/31/20, Winner Notified 6/24/20, press release distributed by 7/24/20
  • Summer 2020 (3 scholarships avail.)— Application dates 6/1-8/31/20, Winner Notified 9/30/20, press release distributed 10/23/20
  • Fall 2020 (4 scholarships avail.)– Application dates 9/1 – 11/30/20, Winner Notified 11/24/20, press release distributed 1/4/21

Click HERE to apply now though Dec. 1st, 2020.

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Moroccanoil “Courage to Dream” Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 1, 2020

The Moroccanoil Courage to Dream Scholarship  was created to  honor  and encourage the education of anyone who has overcome overwhelming obstacles that have prevented them from pursuing their dream of a career in beauty. The scholarship recognizes the perseverance, tenacity and grit that distinguish so many beauty professionals’ paths to success. Whether a health burden, challenging life circumstances  or  other hardship, the  obstacles along the path can fuel a professional’s journey to success. This scholarship recognizes and celebrates those who believe their craft can make a difference and are willing to push through barriers to achieve their dream of a career in beauty.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be a new or currently enrolled student in a cosmetology program
  • Must upload proof of enrollment i.e.: acceptance letter or progress report from school
  • Application must include three (3) photos of your artistic work on a mannequin, client, friends or family showing your creative abilities
  • Application must include a 3-5-minute video answering the following questions:
  1. Describe a situation where you’ve displayed immense courage; Found the energy to persevere against all odds. Please describe a through a hardship you’ve overcome through
  2. Include a description of what having the “courage to dream” means to you.

Click HERE for more information and to apply today.


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