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Scholarship Opportunities

The Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation Sustainable Beginnings – Cosmetology & Barbering Scholarship

In 1978, Horst Rechelbacher founded the Aveda Corporation, a global plant-based cosmetic company, & ushered a new consciousness into the world of beauty. Two decades later, he shifted focus to Intelligent Nutrients, a health & beauty company that lives to the highest standards of certified organic ingredients to sustainable plant-based chemistry. All of Horst’s innovations revolved around beauty products that would care for professionals, their guests & the planet through the power of pure flower & plant essences.

Horst’s entrepreneurial vision is to create successful businesses in partnership with nature. As he puts it, “Business can be a solution to our planet’s crisis rather than the problem. We are at the threshold of the Sustainable Evolution, and I believe it will be even greater than the industrial revolution. It is a very exciting time for innovative thinkers and future-minded entrepreneurs, who I call ‘Ecopreneurs.’

This scholarship is for prospective or currently enrolled student of the beauty industry. The “Sustainable Beginnings” scholarship is designed to financially support those seeking licensure in the fields of cosmetology or barbering.

Horst Rechelbacher Foundation’s “Sustainable Beginnings” basic cosmetology and barbering 2022  programs and will be awarded through the Beauty Changes Lives Organization. Applications are accepted March 1 – May 31, 2022

  • Amount: $3,500
  • Type: Online Application and Video Submission
  • Who May Apply: New or Current Students
  • Deadlines: May 31, 2022

Art of Haircutting Scholarship

The “Art of Haircutting” scholarship is for students that love hair cutting, the true architecture aspect of cosmetology. Submit photos of your three (3) favorite haircuts for a chance to win this exciting scholarship category.

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Type: Photo & video submission
  • Who May Apply: Prospective & Current Students
  • Deadline: February 28, 2022

Art of Hairdressing Scholarship

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

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Type: Photo & video submission
  • Who May Apply: Prospective & Current Students
  • Deadline: February 28, 2022

Art of Haircoloring Scholarship

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. 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.

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Type: Photo & video submission
  • Who May Apply: Prospective & Current Students
  • Deadline: February 28, 2022

Arnold M. Miller “Find-A-Way” Cosmetology Student Scholarship

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.

  • Amount: $15,000
  • Type: Photo & video submission
  • Who May Apply: Prospective & Current Students
  • Deadline: February 28, 2022

Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship

The mission of The Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation is to help deserving students receive financial assistance for the professional training necessary to build successful, long-term careers in the cosmetology industry.

  • Amount: $1,200
  • Type: Essay
  • Who May Apply: Prospective & Current Students
  • Deadline: June 1st

Buy-Rite’s Annual Beauty School Scholarship

Buy-Rite Beauty will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a cosmetology student who best exemplifies our core beliefs.  We want to hear the most meaningful achievement and how it relates to your future as a hairstylist.

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Type: Essay
  • Deadline: November 1, 2022
  • Who May Apply: Prospective Students

Alice Madden Barton Scholarship- The Great Scholarship Program

The Great Scholarship Program provides over $100,000 in scholarships to cosmetology and barbering students each year!  Eligible students can apply for a scholarship valued up to $5,000.  Open all year to apply.

Rosy Rewards Scholarship Program

Are you a cosmetology, barber or esthetics student?  Are you as passionate about the industry as we are?  Do you know somebody else who is?  Click below to apply!

  • Amount: $500 – $1,500
  • Type: Essay
  • Who May Apply: Current Students
  • Deadline: October 1, 2022


Beauty as a business Scholarship

Cosmetology, Barber or Esthetics Students! Need a little extra assistance paying for school? Beauty as a Business is proud to be offering a scholarship designed specifically for beauty school students to cover tuition costs.We know how important social media is for a beauty professional, which is why our scholarship focuses on helping students develop those crucial soft skills while they’re still in school.

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Type: Photo and Video Submission
  • Who May Apply: New or Current Students
  • Deadlines:
    • Quarter 1- January 1 – March 15
    • Quarter 2- April 1 – June 15
    • Quarter 3- July 1 – September 15
    • Quarter 4- October 1 – December 15


Massage Scholarship Opportunities

Be Aveda Institute Esthi Alumni- Earn Your Dual License with a certificate in Massage

Expand your skill-set by becoming dual licensed! We are currently offering a $1,500 Massage scholarship for the 2022 school year. This scholarship is open to current students and alumni of Be Aveda Institutes only. Eligible for students starting class in the 2022 school year: April 26, August 23, or December 20. Inquire with your local admissions manager to learn more and apply!

Beauty Changes Lives Scholarships- All Programs

Beauty Changes Lives is a non-profit organization driven to make the beauty profession a first-choice career by empowering individuals with mentorship, inspiration & scholarships. Click here to explore all the scholarship options, or keep reading below.

Beauty Changes Lives – Relief Grants

In response to COVID-19, these $1,000 grants will provide assistance to beauty students of beauty programs whose lives have been altered by the mandated closures in response to COVID-10. These one-time $1,000 grants will be distributed directly to the applicant to provide temporary financial relief. Click here for more information.

Beauty Changes Lives – Esthiology Scholarships

Interested in becoming an Esthetician? Learn more about financial assistance and available scholarships here.

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