Grants & Scholarships

The beauty industry wants you!

American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) partners with industry sponsors to offer scholarships and grants to deserving cosmetology students.

More information and applications will be available on additional scholarships soon so check back often.

Beauty Changes Lives Scholarships

Established as a 501c3 in 2013, Beauty Changes Lives is a non-profit organization awarding beauty school tuition scholarships generously funded by leading beauty brands. The Beauty Changes Lives scholarship portfolio includes tuition scholarships for aspiring hairstylists, nail professionals, estheticians, makeup artists, massage therapists and barbers. In addition to “basic” scholarships, Beauty Changes Lives offers “advanced” scholarships for licensed professionals, including beauty educators. Since its inception, Beauty Changes Lives has awarded more than 500 scholarships, opening doors of opportunity that range from working behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week, to opening thriving businesses.

For more information, visit www.beautychangeslives.org/scholarships. Or call BCL directly at 760-733-8383

ACE Program

ACE Program are designed to help you begin your career in cosmetology. The ACE Program is the first ever industry-wide effort to encourage highly motivated and qualified individuals to join the world of cosmetology.

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The Great Scholarship Program in memory of Alice Madden Barton

Who says you can’t soar with shears? Great Clips encourages you to show the world what you’re all about. To make it easier, they provide 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.

For more information go to https://jobs.greatclips.com/schools

Beauty Schools Directory $2,500 Cosmetology Scholarship

Future students of the beauty disciplines – including cosmetology, barbering, esthetics and skin care, nail technology, makeup artistry and several others – can apply for these $2,500 scholarships for cosmetology school. This beauty school scholarship is awarded four times per year, and may be used at most schools nationwide. The scholarship recipient is selected from the pool of individuals who submit their scholarship applications before the deadline each quarter, and meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the rules.  Deadlines: January 31, April 30, July 31 and October 31 each year.

For more information go to https://www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com/cosmetology-school-scholarships.php.

The Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation

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.

For more information go to www.joefrancis.com

Keller Cosmetology Scholarship

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.

For more information click here.

Rosy Salon Software Cosmetology Scholarship

Introducing the ROSY REWARDS scholarship program by Rosy Salon Software. A $10,000 annual scholarship fund just for future salon professionals! Are you a Cosmetology student? Are you as passionate about the industry as we are? Do you know somebody else who is? Enter for a chance to win one of 12 scholarships offered annually! Awarded quarterly.

For more information click here.

Buy-Rite Beauty Annual Cosmetology Scholarship

The scholarship is from Buy-Rite Beauty, and is for $1,000 for those students interested in pursuing a degree in cosmetology. All participants must have applied to or be enrolled in as full-time beautician/cosmetology students.

For more information click here.


Disclaimers

For convenience to the public, AACS has provided above information about additional scholarship programs that may be available to eligible applicants including links to independent websites managed by scholarship program sponsors.

Neither AACS nor any AACS Member School directs or manages the content of such websites and all questions regarding the availability and terms of, and conditions for award of, any scholarship should be directed to the program sponsor.

By completing and submitting a scholarship application, you may be required by the scholarship program sponsor to consent to the use of your contact information or related application details for marketing, promotional or other purposes. Review the terms and conditions of any scholarship or grant program for applicable conditions and requirements.

AACS may share information I provide to AACS member schools and I may be contacted by one or more AACS member schools about educational services. By providing this information, I consent to being contacted by any AACS member school, including receiving autodialed and/or pre-recorded telemarketing calls from or on behalf of any AACS Member school at the telephone number provided above. I understand that consent is not a condition of receiving such educational services.