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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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“A Great Opera-Tunity” Scholarship

Application Deadline: August 31, 2021

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 POC students in a nail technology program leading to licensure in the U.S. or Canada.  To qualify, applicants must identify as a person of color.
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Compass Rose Foundation Love What You Do Scholarship

Love What You Do Scholarship

Application Deadline: September 30, 2021

The Love What You Do Scholarship is a $2,000 tuition scholarship awarded by Sunstate Academy to 2021 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:*

Clearwater: 727-330-3704
Fort Myers: 239-234-1732

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Buy-Rite’s Annual Beauty School Scholarship

Application Deadline: November 1, 2021

Buy-Rite Beauty has always made a point to promote the hairstylist, cosmetology & beauty industry as a growing career field. From working directly with local salons to donating products to beauty schools, supporting the industry has always been a staple of their business.

Scholarship: Buy-Rite Beauty will award a $1,000 scholarship to a hairstylist or cosmetology student who best exemplifies their core beliefs.

Qualifications: All participants must have applied to or be enrolled in as full-time beautician/cosmetology students.

Requirements: This award is available to hairstyling and cosmetology students who complete an essay showing their commitment to Buy-Rite’s core beliefs.

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The 2021 Sport Clips Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: December 31, 2021

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 15 scholarships each year. To be considered for a scholarship, candidates must meet both academic and attendance requirements established by Sport Clips and submit an application with a video based on Sport Clips questions. Each recipient is presented a $1,000 scholarship to help with educational expenses.

This is the ninth 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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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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