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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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OPI “A Great Opera-Tunity” Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 28, 2022

OPI’s “A Great Opera-Tunity” scholarship will be awarded through the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation and is open to newly accepted or currently enrolled POC students in a nail technology program that leads to licensure in the U.S. or Canada.  To qualify, applicants must identify as a person of color.

Award Amount | # of Recipients

$36,000 Total Donation / twelve (12) $3,000 scholarships will be available during our 2021 and 2022 scholarship years.

Applicant Requirements

  • The OPI “A Great Opera-tunity scholarship is open to newly accepted or currently enrolled students in a nail technology program leading to licensure in the U.S. or Canada.
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Love What You Do Scholarship

Application Deadline: September 30, 2022

The Love What You Do Scholarship is a $2,000 tuition scholarship awarded by Sunstate Academy to 2022 high school seniors who enroll in the cosmetology program.

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, 2021 to be eligible.

*For additional information and to apply for this scholarship, please contact one of our campuses:*

Fort Myers: 239-234-1732

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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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