Scholarships

See below for a complete list of scholarship opportunities available to Continental students including detailed information about requirements and deadlines for applying.

Congratulations to Continental School of Beauty graduate Yetunde Dozier for winning the JCS Nourish & Shine scholarship offered through the Beauty Changes Lives foundation.

SYDELL & ARNOLD MILLER FAMILY | ART OF HAIRDRESSING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 28, 2022

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.

Scholarship: One (1) Tuition Scholarship, up to $5,000.

Qualifications:

  • This Scholarship is open to new and current students.
  • Students must provide proof of acceptance and/or proof of attendance at an accredited beauty school.
  • Students must be accepted or currently enrolled in a program to qualify for this scholarship.

Application Requirements: Application must include three (3) before & after photos of your artistic hairdressing work on a mannequin, client, friends and family showing your creative abilities

Submit a 3-minute maximum, YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:

(A.) Please describe your creative vision for the photos of your work and why hairdressing is your passion.

(B.) What are the top 3 reasons you’ve decided to pursue a career in beauty?

(C.) How will receiving this scholarship impact your life?

Application dates: December 1, 2021 – February 28, 2022

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SYDELL & ARNOLD MILLER | ART OF HAIRCOLORING SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 28, 2022

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.

Scholarship: One (1) Tuition Scholarship, up to $5,000.

Qualifications:

  • This Scholarship is open to newly accepted and current students in a cosmetology program.
  • Applicants must provide proof of acceptance and/or proof of attendance at an accredited beauty school.

Application Requirements: Application must include three (3) before & after photos of your artistic hair coloring work on a mannequin, client, friends or family showing your creative abilities

Submit a 3-minute maximum, public YouTube video link answering the following questions:

(A.) Please describe your creative vision for the photos of your work and why hairdressing is your passion.

(B.) What are the top 3 reasons you’ve decided to pursue a career in beauty?

(C.) How will receiving this scholarship impact your life?

Application dates: December 1, 2021 – February 28, 2022

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SYDELL & ARNOLD MILLER FOUNDATION | ART OF HAIRCUTTING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 28, 2022

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

Scholarship: One (1) Tuition Scholarship, up to $5,000.

Qualifications:

  • This Scholarship is open to new and current students.
  • Students must provide proof of acceptance and/or proof of attendance at an accredited beauty school.
  • Students must be accepted or currently enrolled in a program to qualify for this scholarship.

Application Requirements: Application must include three (3) photos of your artistic hair cutting work on a mannequin, client or friends and family showing your creative abilities

Submit a 3-minute maximum, YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:
(A.) Please describe your creative vision for the photos of your work and why hairdressing is your passion.
(B.) What are the top 3 reasons you’ve decided to pursue a career in beauty?
(C.) How will receiving this scholarship impact your life?

Application dates: December 1, 2021 – February 28, 2022

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SYDELL MILLER | TOTAL IMAGE ESTHETICS SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 28, 2022

Sydell Miller was the first beauty industry executive to believe “beauty didn’t stop at the hairline.” Her Total Image Consulting Program was the Salon Owner’s guide to success in professional esthetics. If you believe in “Total Image” beauty and love skincare and cosmetics this is the scholarship category for you. Learn about Sydell’s career highlights here. This scholarship is generously funded by The Sydell and Arnold Miller Foundation. 

Scholarship: One (1) Tuition Scholarship, up to $7,500

Qualifications:

  • This Scholarship is open to newly accepted and currently enrolled students.
  • Students must provide proof of acceptance and/or proof of attendance at an accredited beauty school.
  • Students must be accepted or currently enrolled in a program to qualify for this scholarship.

Application Requirements: Application must include two (2) before-and-after photos of an esthetics treatment, make-up application, or eyebrow cleanup. 

Submit a 3-minute maximum, YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions: 

(A.) Please describe your creative vision for the photos of your work and why esthetics is your passion.

(B.) Tell us about the moment when you were absolutely certain that a career in esthetics was your calling. What challenges did you overcome to get here?

(C.) How will receiving this scholarship impact your life?

Application dates: December 1, 2021 – February 28, 2022

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The Arnold Miller Find-A-Way Scholarship for cosmetology students

THE ARNOLD M. MILLER | FIND-A-WAY COSMETOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: February 28, 2022

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.

Scholarship: One (1) Tuition Scholarship, up to $15,000

Qualifications: 

  • This Scholarship is open to new and current students in a cosmetology program.
  • Students must provide proof of acceptance and/or proof of attendance at an accredited beauty school.
  • Students must be accepted or currently enrolled in a program to qualify for these scholarships.

Application Requirements: Application must include three (3) photos of your artistic work on a mannequin, client or friends and family showing your creative abilities.

Submit a 3-minute maximum, YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions: 

(A.) Describe your creative vision for the photos of your work. •

(B.) Tell us about a time that you exhibited a “Find – A – Way – Attitude” where you had to think outside of the box to solve a problem or achieve a goal. 

(C.) Tell us why having a “Find-A-Way Attitude” will help advance your cosmetology career.

Application dates: December 1, 2021 – February 28, 2022

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OPI Professional Nail Technician Scholarship

OPI’s “A Great Opera-Tunity” Nail Technician 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.

Fall Season 2021– four (4) $3,000 scholarships available / Open from: September 1, 2021 – November 30, 2021

Winter Season 2022– four (4) $3,000 scholarships available / Open from: December 1, 2021 – February 28, 2022

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.

Application Requirements –

  • Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment / acceptance in a nail technology program. You must upload either an enrollment document, official acceptance letter, or progress report from your school.

Submit a 3-minute maximum, YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:

  1. Name a nail art beauty influencer that inspires you; how do you hope to inspire the next generation of nail artists?
  2. How will OPI’s “Opera-tunity” scholarship help you achieve your goals?
  3. If you could name a future, best-selling OPI lacquer that would describe your best self – what would it be – use your imagination!

ABOUT OPI

As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI, a division of The Wella Company, is committed to providing high-quality products and services with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting, and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers.

Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and offers a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools and acrylics. OPI places a strong emphasis on corporate social responsibility by raising funds and awareness for numerous charities through retail partnerships and grassroots philanthropic initiatives.

Applications accepted from September 1 – November 30, 2021 and December 1, 2021 – February 28, 2022!

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