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.

Love What You Do Scholarship

Love What You Do Scholarship

Application Deadline: September 30, 2019

The Love What You Do Scholarship is a $2,000 tuition scholarship awarded by Sunstate Academy to 2019 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, 2019 to be eligible.

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

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Application Deadline: July 31, 2019

The “Art of Haircutting” is one of three new artistic scholarships offered in 2019. 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, 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 haircuts done on models, family, friends or mannequins. Judging is based on creativity and artistic skills.
Include student’s description of their creative vision for haircutting and why they love cutting hair.

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

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2019 PBA Alan Dunn True Beauty Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 30, 2019

This scholarship is offered in memory of Alan Dunn, who was a successful salon owner with a giving spirit. He saw the potential in others and encouraged, motivated, and inspired others to succeed in their endeavors. One winning applicant will be chosen to receive a scholarship of $500.

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2019 PBA Tippy Scholarship

Application Deadline: August 31, 2019

PBA gratefully acknowledges Tippy, the sponsor of this scholarship. Tippy, a digital tipping system for industry professionals by industry professionals. Tippy’s disruptive technology offers a suite of tools that reduces salon owners’ processing fees, and improves service providers’ tips, helping them to meet and exceed financial goals. Tippy is headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and launched in August 2018.

To apply for a PBA Tippy Continuing Education Scholarship, please complete the application by clicking “Learn More” and provide all necessary documentation. You must be a current Preferred Individual PBA member and licensed cosmetologist to apply for the scholarship. The maximum award is $1,000 and a minimum of ten scholarships will be awarded annually. Up to $250 of the scholarship can be used for travel expenses and supplies.

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ISPA Foundation Mary Tabacchi Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 5, 2019

The ISPA Foundation Mary Tabacchi Scholarship recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship for tuition reimbursement, complimentary registration and travel expense stipend for the ISPA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, Sept. 11-13, a one-year mentor from the ISPA Foundation Mary Tabacchi Scholarship Selection Committee and a complimentary, one-year ISPA Student Membership.

Applicant must be a college junior, college senior or grad student in the upcoming school year, enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s or master’s program of a related discipline, i.e. business, health science, hospitality or spa management, and pursuing a spa management/spa leadership/spa entrepreneurial-related career. Please note, students applying for this scholarship must be enrolled in classes for the fall semester of the year the scholarship is awarded to be eligible.

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Rick Boden Healer at Heart Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 31, 2019

AMTA and Massage Envy will award one lucky student a $10,000 scholarship!

Complete the application and, in a few sentences, explain how you plan to incorporate self-care into your massage therapy practice and how this will help you promote the health of others.

Applicants must be enrolled or admitted in a 500-hour minimum, entry-level massage therapy program at the time the scholarship application is submitted.

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Imagine America Scholarships

Application Deadline: December 31, 2019

Need help funding your career college education? Imagine America’s student scholarships can help you pay for vocational and career college programs or technical job training. The Imagine America Foundation sponsors three career college scholarships: Imagine America for high school seniors, the Military Award Program (MAP) for military personnel, and the Adult Skills Education Program (ASEP). Each year, thousands of students are awarded scholarships for career college and vocational training through these programs. They have the option to attend one of approximately 400 participating career school campuses.

Click “Learn More” to view scholarship opportunities and submit an application!

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The Great Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: December 31, 2019

Who says you can’t soar with shears? At Great Clips, we encourage 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 2019 – 2020 Great Scholarship Event will begin later this summer. Click the button below 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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The Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation

Application Deadline: June 1, 2019

The Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation was established in 1994 by his wife of 39 years, Flo Francis, and the many people whom Joe Francis advised and mentored to their own success in the industry. The mission of the foundation is to help deserving students receive financial assistance for the professional training necessary to build successful, long-term careers in the cosmetology industry. Applications are accepted January 1st through June 1st each year.

To be considered, applicant must be currently applying for entrance into Cosmetology/Barber School, OR actively enrolled in a Cosmetology/Barber program.

If you graduate from Cosmetology or Barber School between the dates of: January 1st through August 31st of the current award year, you are NOT eligible. Esthetician or Nail training students are NOT eligible.

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Keller Cosmetology Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 30, 2019

Keller International now offers a unique cosmetology scholarship opportunity for one student each year as a way to alleviate some of the financial burden they accrue during their educational journey. The winner of this contest will be rewarded $1000.00 towards their tuition fees!* This scholarship is open to cosmetology and barber students.

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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 page.
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