Scholarships

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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SYDELL & ARNOLD MILLER FAMILY | ART OF HAIRCUTTING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 29, 2020

The “Art of Haircutting” is one of three new artistic scholarships offered in 2020. This scholarship is for students that love hair cutting. Show our judges your 3 favorite haircuts for a chance to win this exciting scholarship category.

Scholarship: One (1) Tuition Scholarship, up to $5,000.

Qualifications: This Scholarship is open to new and current students. Students must provide proof of acceptance and/or proof of attendance at an accredited beauty school. Students must complete their program after April 30, 2020, in order to qualify for the winter scholarship and after November 30, 2020, in order to qualify for the summer scholarship.

Requirements to Apply: Submit a 3-5 minute video. Video must show:

Show 3 different images of student’s haircuts done on models, family, friends or mannequins. Judging is based on creativity and artistic skills.
Include student’s descriptions of their creative vision for haircutting and why they love cutting hair.

Application dates: December 1 – February 29 / June 1 – August 31

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SYDELL & ARNOLD MILLER FAMILY | ART OF HAIRCOLORING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 29, 2020

Haircoloring is one of the most creative and exciting services salons offer. It’s also a great way to express your creative vision and artistic skills. The “Art of Haircoloring” is one of three new artistic scholarships offered in 2020. This scholarship is for students that love hair coloring. Show our judges your 3 favorite hair coloring techniques for a chance to win this scholarship category.

Scholarship: One (1) Tuition Scholarship, $5,000.

Qualifications: This Scholarship is open to new and current students. Students must provide proof of acceptance and/or proof of attendance at an accredited beauty school. Students must complete their program after April 30, 2020 in order to qualify for the winter scholarship and after November 30, 2020 in order to qualify for the summer scholarship.

Requirements to Apply: Submit a 3-5 minute video. Video must show:

Show 3 different images of student’s hair color techniques done on models, family, friends or mannequins. Judging is based on creativity and artistic skills.
Include the student’s description of their creative vision for haircoloring and why they love coloring hair.

Application dates: December 1 – February 29 / June 1 – August 31

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SYDELL & ARNOLD MILLER FAMILY | ART OF HAIRDRESSING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 29, 2020

Do you love the art of dressing hair? The “Art of Hairdressing” is one of three new artistic scholarships offered in 2019. If you enjoy bridal, prom styling or special occasion hair, show our judges your favorite 3 looks for an opportunity to win this scholarship.

Scholarship: One (1) Partial Tuition Scholarship, $5,000.

Qualifications: This Scholarship is open to new and current students. Students must provide proof of acceptance and/or proof of attendance at an accredited beauty school. Students must complete their program after April 30, 2019 in-order to qualify for the winter scholarship and after November 30, 2019 in order to qualify for the summer scholarship..

Requirements to Apply: Submit a 3-5 minute video. Video must show:

Show 3 different images of student’s hairdressing skills done on models, family, friends or mannequins. Judging is based on creativity and artistic skills.
Include student’s description of their creative vision for hairdressing and why they love dressing hair.

Application dates: December 1 – February 10 / May 1 – July 31

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SYDELL L. MILLER – TOTAL IMAGE ESTHETICS SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 29, 2020

Sydell was the first beauty industry executive to believe “beauty didn’t stop at the hairline.” Her Total Image Consulting Program was the Salon Owner’s guide to success in professional esthetics. If you believe in “Total Image” beauty and love skincare and cosmetics this is the scholarship category for you.

Scholarship: One (1) Tuition Scholarship, up to $15,000.

Qualifications: This Scholarship is open to new and current students. Students must provide proof of acceptance and/or proof of attendance at an accredited beauty school. Students must complete their program after April 30, 2019 in order to qualify for the winter scholarship and after November 30, 2019 in order to qualify for the summer scholarship.

Requirements to Apply: Submit a 3-5 minute video. Video must show:

Show student applying an esthetics treatment or make-up application
Include student describing why they love esthetics and/or make up and why they chose that field for their career path.

Application dates: December 1 – February 10 / May 1 – July 31

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ARNOLD MILLER | FIND-A-WAY COSMETOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 29, 2020

Arnie Miller had a Find-A-Way Attitude in business and his life. Whatever the challenge, he always found a way to make it happen! “Can’t do” wasn’t in his vocabulary. If you have a “Find-A-Way Attitude” in your life and career, this is the scholarship for you.

Scholarship: One (1) Tuition Scholarship, up to $15,000

Qualifications: This Scholarship is open to new and current students. Students must provide proof of acceptance and/or proof of attendance at an accredited beauty school. Students must complete their program after April 30, 2019 in order to qualify for the winter scholarship and after November 30, 2019 in order to qualify for the summer scholarship.

Requirements to Apply: Submit a 3-5 minute video. Video must show:

Show 3 different images of student’s artistic work on models, family, friends or mannequins.
Include student’s description of how their “Find-A-Way Attitude” helped advance their cosmetology career.

Application dates: December 1 – February 10 / May 1 – July 31

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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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Financial Aid and Scholarships available for those who qualify. For graduation rates and other important consumer information, please view Student Consumer Information.
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