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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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“Empowering Diversity” Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 31, 2022

L’Oréal Professionnel Empowering Diversity Scholarship (All Schools)

Award Amount | # of Recipients

One (1) $5,000 Scholarship – Spring 2022

Applications Accepted March 1 – May 31, 2022

Scholarship Description & Award Information

L’Oréal Professionnel prides itself on demonstrating one of their core values to support diversity and equality within the hairdressing profession, the scholarship awards up to $5,000 in tuition funding for students enrolled or accepted in a cosmetology program at any accredited institution whose service demonstrates a commitment to justice, equity, and diversity.

This scholarship will be offered annually to those interested in a career in the professional beauty industry. In addition, each winner is eligible to be included into a mentoring / coaching program designed for cosmetology students during their time in school and for 1 year POST Graduation.

The Empowering Diversity Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Sheena Coleman, a much-loved member of the L’Oréal Professionnel Education Team who sadly passed away in 2020. Sheena’s love and passion for educating and inspiring others will live on as we dedicate the Empowering Diversity Scholarship in her memory.

Applicant Qualifications

The L’Oreal Professionnel Empowering Diversity Scholarship (All Schools)

  • This scholarship will be available to anyone who identifies as a person of color.
  • This scholarship is open to new or currently enrolled students in a cosmetology program that leads to licensure at an accredited school in the U.S.
  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • The applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older by the start date of the program at the accredited school or institution.
  • Celebrating diversity, the scholarship is open to students who identify as a person of color whose service demonstrates a commitment to justice, equity and diversity. Beyond demonstrating their commitment to these principles, applicants will be evaluated based on academic achievement, community involvement and financial need.
  • Family members of L’Oreal Professionnel, elevate Salon Institute or the Franchisor are not eligible for this scholarship. Past winners of LP Scholarships cannot apply.

 Application Requirements:

  1. Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment for a cosmetology program with uploading your: progress report, or official acceptance letter from your school.
  2. Submit a 3-minute maximum length YouTube video with public link answering the following 3 questions:
    1. When was the moment you decided a career in beauty was your passion?
    2. What can the industry do better to support diversity and equality within the profession?
    3. Who is a role model you look up to that makes you strive to be the best at your craft?

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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