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 ERIKA DIXON FOR WINNING THE Renée Rouleau Esthetician Scholarship OFFERED THROUGH THE BEAUTY CHANGES LIVES FOUNDATION.

Nourish and Shine Scholarship

JCS Beauty “Nourish & Shine” Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 31, 2022

JCS Beauty is a leading manufacturer of hair products, created for ALL hair types with a curated collection for curls, coils and kinks. We believe that beauty evolves from the inside out and we are committed to assisting our customers overcome their hair care challenges. Our passion continues to grow deeper. Today our goal remains unchanged: to empower beautiful transformations and create products that inspire confidence.

Scholarship Award Details:

The JCS Beauty Nourish & Shine Cosmetology Student Scholarship program is for people who identify as Black/African American.

Award Amount | # of Recipients

Two (2) $5,000 scholarships are available during our Spring 2022 season open from March 1 – May 31, 2022.

Applicant Requirements

The JCS Beauty Nourish & Shine®️ 2022 Cosmetology Student Scholarship requires the following qualifications to be eligible:

  • The scholarship is open to people who identify as Black/African American.
  • Must be a new or currently enrolled student in a cosmetology program that leads to licensure in the U.S. or Canada.
  • The applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older by the start date of the program at the accredited school or institution.

Application Requirements
1. Complete online application and submit legible proof of enrollment for a cosmetology program by uploading either: an acceptance letter, progress report, or official letter from your school (include the name of the school and your first and last name on the form).

2. Submit a 3-minute (maximum length), YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:

A.) How do you see Beauty as a tool for social change and how do you intend to make an impact?

B.) JCS Beauty looks to inspire the next generation of beauty innovators. Name a beauty innovator that inspired you, why, and how will you inspire beauty for the next generation.

C.) What is your beauty motto and briefly explain the meaning behind it?

Applications accepted March 1 – May 31, 2022!

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L’Oréal Professionnel 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?
Applications accepted from March 1 – May 31, 2022!
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L’Oreal Professionnel Inspiration Through Education Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 31, 2022

L’Oréal Professionnel Inspiration Through Education Scholarship

Award Amount | # of Recipients

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

Spring 2022 season open from March 1 – May 31, 2022.

Scholarship Description & Award Information

At L’Oréal Professionnel, we believe that education is the most powerful tool to grow, inspire and develop hair artists of tomorrow.  Our values of professional proof, inspiring education, creating trends and pioneer research showcase that our brand aspires to empower our salon partners and artists to succeed. The scholarship awards up to $5,000 in tuition funding for students enrolled or accepted in a cosmetology program at any accredited institution.

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.

Applicant Qualifications

  • 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.
  • The applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older by the start date of the program at the accredited school or institution.
  • Family members of L’Oréal 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 by uploading your: progress report, or official acceptance letter from your school.
  2. Submit a 3-minute maximum length, public YouTube video answering the following 3 questions:
    1. What is your dream job and what does that look like once you graduate?
    2. Why is education essential now and throughout your career to achieve your goals and succeed?
    3. Name someone within the beauty industry that inspires and motivates you to continue to learn?
Applications accepted from March 1 – May 31, 2022!
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Timing is Everything Scholarship

Circadia Sage Michaela Lucas Timing is Everything Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 31, 2022

The Sage Michaela Lucas Timing is Everything scholarship is generously funded by Circadia, a pioneer in the science of chronobiology and skincare. The Sage Michaela Lucas Timing is Everything award celebrates diversity, inclusivity and affirmation. 

The scholarship is open to esthetics students enrolled in an accredited program and who identify as black, indigenous or persons of color (BIPOC). The scholarship grant targets esthetic students pursuing a career in aesthetics, skincare formulation and/or cosmetic chemistry.

Award Amount: 2 (two) $5,000 tuition scholarships will be awarded.

Applicant Qualifications:

  • The applicants must identify as a person of color to qualify: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or person of color)
  • This scholarship is open to new or currently enrolled students in an esthetics program that leads to licensure in the U.S. or Canada.
  • The applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older by the start date of the program at the accredited school or institution.
  • Students must provide proof of enrollment and/or proof of attendance in an esthetics program at an accredited school or institution.

Judging: A panel of judges representing the professional skincare sector will evaluate awardees’ video submissions and select winners.

Application Requirements:

  1. Complete the online application and submit proof of enrollment for an esthetics program by uploading a legible copy of acceptance letter, progress report, or official letter from your school.
  2. Submit a 3-minute (maximum length) YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:
    1. If you were to win this scholarship, how do you plan to “pay it forward” once they have entered the industry to inspire the next generation of BIPOC hopefuls who have similar goals?
    2. Name a person in the beauty industry that you know personally or follow-on social media that motivates you or positively impacts you to stay committed to your dreams despite obstacles. Explain what is it about their story that gives you the most hope in your own career?
    3. Describe challenges you have overcome or life changing situations that turned to valuable lessons. What did you learn about yourself and how did you grow from these situations?
Applications accepted from March 1 – May 31, 2022!

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THE HORST M. RECHELBACHER FOUNDATION | “SUSTAINABLE BEGINNINGS” ESTHETICS SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: May 31, 2022

Scholarship

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

Award Amount | # of Recipients

$2,500

Two (2) winners will be awarded

Scholarship Description & Award Information

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 esthetics.

Applicant Requirements – “Sustainable Beginnings” Basic Esthetics

  • This scholarship is open to new or currently enrolled students in an esthetics program that leads to licensure at an accredited school in the U.S.
  • The applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older by the start date of the program at the accredited school or institution.

Scholarship requirements:

Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment for an esthetics program with uploading your: progress report, or official acceptance letter from your school.

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

  • Describe why environmental sustainability is important to you.
  • Describe one step that you have taken to help decrease waste.
  • After researching Horst Rechelbacher, what passions do you have in common with him?

Applications accepted from March 1 – May 31, 2022!

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THE HORST M. RECHELBACHER FOUNDATION | “SUSTAINABLE BEGINNINGS” COSMETOLOGY & BARBERING SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: May 31, 2022

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

Award Amount | # of Recipients

$3,500

Five (5) winners will be awarded

Scholarship Description & Award Information

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.

Applicant Requirements – “Sustainable Beginnings” Basic Cosmetology

  • This scholarship is open to new or currently enrolled students in a cosmetology/barbering program that leads to licensure at an accredited school in the U.S.
  • The applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older by the start date of the program at the accredited school or institution.

Scholarship requirements:

  • Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment for a cosmetology/barbering program with uploading your: progress report, or official acceptance letter from your school.
  • Submit a 3-minute  (maximum length) YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions::
    • (A.) Describe why environmental sustainability is important to you.
    • (B.) Describe one step that you have taken to help decrease waste.
    • (C.) After researching Horst Rechelbacher, what passions do you have in common with him?

Applications accepted from March 1 – May 31, 2022!

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