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.

ART OF HAIRCOLORING SCHOLARSHIP

SYDELL & ARNOLD MILLER | ART OF HAIRCOLORING SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: August 31, 2024

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 three (3) favorite hair coloring techniques for a chance to win this scholarship category.

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

Summer 2024 season opens from June 1 – August 31.

Eligibility Requirements

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

Application Requirements

  1. Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment / acceptance in a cosmetology program an accredited school/institution. You must upload either an enrollment document, official acceptance letter, or progress report from an accredited school
  2. Application must upload three (3) photos of your artistic HAIRCOLORING work on a mannequin, client or friends and family showing your creative abilities.
  3. Submit a 3-minute maximum, YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:
  • Please describe your creative vision for the photos of your work and why haircoloring is your passion.
  • What are the top three reasons you’ve decided to pursue a career in beauty?
  • How will receiving this scholarship impact your life?

This scholarship is generously funded by The Sydell and Arnold Miller Foundation. 

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SYDELL & ARNOLD MILLER FAMILY | ART OF HAIRDRESSING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: August 31, 2024

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.

Summer 2024 season open from June 1 – August 31.

Eligibility Requirements

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

Application Requirements

  1. Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment / acceptance in a cosmetology program an accredited school/institution. You must upload either an enrollment document, official acceptance letter, or progress report from an accredited school
  2. Application must upload three (3) photos of your artistic hairdressing work on a mannequin, client or friends and family showing your creative abilities.
  3. Submit a 3-minute maximum, YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:
  • Please describe your creative vision for the photos of your work and why hairdressing is your passion.
  • What are the top three reasons you’ve decided to pursue a career in beauty?
  • How will receiving this scholarship impact your life?

This scholarship is generously funded by The Sydell and Arnold Miller Foundation.

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Total Image Esthetics Scholarship

SYDELL MILLER | TOTAL IMAGE ESTHETICS SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: August 31, 2024

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.

Scholarship
Two (2) Tuition Scholarships, up to $7,500

Summer 2024 season open from June 1 – August 31.

Eligibility Requirements 

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

Application Requirements

  1. Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment / acceptance in an esthetics program an accredited school/institution. You must upload either an enrollment document, official acceptance letter, or progress report from an accredited school
  2. Application must include two (2) before-and-after photos of an esthetics treatment, make-up application, or eyebrow cleanup.
  3. Submit a 3-minute maximum, YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:
  • Please describe your creative vision for the photos of your work and why esthetics is your passion.
  • 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?
  • How will receiving this scholarship impact your life?

This scholarship is generously funded by The Sydell and Arnold Miller Foundation.

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Dermalogica “Future Industry Professionals” Esthetics Scholarship

Dermalogica “Future Industry Professionals” | Esthetics (BIPOC) Student Scholarship

Application Deadline: August 31, 2024

Dermalogica is continuing its support of the beauty industry by generously funding Esthetics Scholarship for the third year in a row. For nearly 40 years, Dermalogica has empowered skin therapists to unleash their potential. Founded by Jane Wurwand out of a desire to provide best-in-class products, education, and training in the professional skin care industry, Dermalogica today trains 100,000 skin therapists per year and is the #1 choice of skin professionals worldwide. Through a commitment to education, personalization, and human touch, plus science-driven formulas, Dermalogica champions skin health, not beauty.

The Future Industry Professionals Esthetics Scholarship is open to students who are newly accepted or currently enrolled in an esthetics program at a Dermalogica partner school, and identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color. The esthetics student scholarship will be awarded through Beauty Changes Lives.

Award Amount | # of Recipients

One (1) $5,000 for the Summer  season, open June 1 – August 31.

Applicant Qualifications

  • The applicants must identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color)
  • Must be a currently enrolled (or a newly accepted student) in a Dermalogica Partner School, leading to licensure 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/institution.

Application Requirements

  1. Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment from an esthetics program by uploading your: progress report, or official acceptance letter from a Dermalogica Partner school.
  2. Submit a 3-minute maximum, YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions (if the video exceeds the 3-minute requirement the application will be declined):
  • Describe how receiving this scholarship would impact your life. What are your short-term and long-term goals?
  • Why is esthetics your passion? How has your experience with your own skin shaped your passion?
  • How will you use your career in esthetics to benefit your community?

*Make sure to check whether your school is a Dermalogica partner school, before beginning the application.

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PCA Skin: Diversity in Esthetics Scholarship

PCA Skin | Diversity in Esthetics Scholarship

Application Deadline: August 31, 2024

The PCA SKIN® “Diversity in Esthetics” Student Scholarship was created in 2022 with the purpose of increasing the representation of diverse esthetics professionals.  For more than three decades, PCA SKIN® has been the leader in skin health education.  PCA SKIN® has been and continues to be a trusted innovator in the development of highly effective professional treatments and daily care products. Our vision is to improve people’s lives by providing results-oriented skincare solutions that are backed by science for the health of your unique skin.

The PCA SKIN® “Diversity in Esthetics” Student Scholarship awards outstanding diverse students to encourage their selection of esthetics as a program of study and their ultimate entry into the profession.  If chosen, you’ll be given funds to help pay for your esthetics program and receive exclusive professional development opportunities.

Professional Development
Complimentary access to a curated selection of PCA virtual business building courses.

Award Amount | # of Recipients
One (1) $2,000 Scholarships
Scholarships will be awarded for the Summer 2024 season open from June 1 – August 31.

Applicant Qualifications
PCA SKIN® “Diversity in Esthetics” Student Scholarship requires the following qualifications to be eligible:

  • This scholarship is available to either an ethnic minority (including but not limited to: Black or African American; Hispanic or Latino; Native American; Pacific Islander; or Asian);
  • OR a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community;
  • OR a person with a medically documented disability, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • 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 at an accredited school or institution.
  • The applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older by the start date of the program at the accredited school or institution.
  • In some financial need (i.e. not receiving a full or partial scholarship(s) and/or grant(s) that cover and/or exceed one’s educational expenses).
  • Willingness to allow PCA SKIN® to use his/her/their name, photo, and/or story in future scholarship materials, company communications, and social media channels.
  • Employees of PCA SKIN® or the Administrator or members of the Scholarship Committee, or their immediate families or past winners of PCA SKIN® Scholarships cannot apply.

Application Requirements

  1. Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment / acceptance in an esthetics an accredited school or institution. You must upload either an enrollment document, official acceptance letter, or progress report from an accredited school or institution.
  2. Submit a 3-minute maximum. YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:
  • Why did you choose a career in esthetics?
  • What does diversity in skin care mean to you?
  • How do you see the esthetics industry as a platform for diversity and inclusion, and how do you hope to make an impact?
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dernalogica

Dermalogica – Elevate Your Education Scholarship

Application Deadline: July 1, 2024

What is the Elevate Your Education Scholarship?
The Elevate Your Education Scholarship Program is in dedication to Lisa White Spiering, a gifted, talented, dedicated Professional Skin Therapist and Corporate Training Manager. Lisa was a major influence at IDI corporate headquarters and beyond, touching every aspect of our classes from curriculum to building relationships with students. Lisa will always be remembered for her boundless energy, generous spirit, and dedication to excellence. Lisa represented the core values of The International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica, and truly found her passion as part of the tribe.

What Does the Scholarship Include?
We’re seeking to find and reward the most passionate, gifted newcomers to the world of professional skin care. Each scholarship covers the Expert Program workshops (a value of over $1,400), and completion of becoming a Dermalogica Expert. Each recipient will have access to jobs.dermalinstitute.com and the IDI Job Board and they will receive support from a local Business Consultant to help with job placement or starting your very own Dermalogica Account.

Who is Eligible for the Elevate Your Education Scholarship?
This program is intended for students who are new to the industry and IDI (defined as those who are within 2 months of graduation, or licensed skin therapists who have been in the industry for less than 1 year). Partnership school students who are waiting to take their exam are also eligible.

How are the Recipients Selected?
A panel at The International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica headquarters in Los Angeles, California reviews all submissions and agrees on up to 10 recipients, three times a year. Recipients will have six months to complete the Expert Program.

Is the Elevate Your Education Scholarship Based on Financial Need?
No. The scholarship was created to identify, seek out and nurture professional potential and excellence, regardless of financial circumstances. We will not research your income or other financial records. Submissions are judged on the applicant’s level of motivation, sincerity, originality and passion for a career in skin care.

How do I Apply?
Your submission will consist of: • Completed application (please see below for guidelines) • Creative entry with summary of entry (see below for guidelines) • Summary description of submission (no more than 50 words) • Letter of recommendation from your school or instructor • Photocopy of your license (if applicable) All components must be sent together. Incomplete entries will not be considered. By submitting your application, you are consenting to The International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica’s use of your name, photography, video image, written materials, etc., in marketing materials.

YOUR GUIDE

Applying for the Elevate Your Education Scholarship

Step 1 – Download application form

Step 2 – Send in both the application form and creative submission by 1 of the 3 due dates to show “Why Professional Skin is Your Passion”. Due by July 1st.

Step 3 – Submissions awarded on August 1st

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SYDELL & ARNOLD MILLER FOUNDATION | ART OF HAIRCUTTING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: August 31, 2024

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

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

Summer 2024 Season from June 1 – August 31.

Eligibility Requirements 

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

Application Requirements

  1. Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment / acceptance in a cosmetology program an accredited school/institution. You must upload either an enrollment document, official acceptance letter, or progress report from an accredited school
  2. Application must upload three (3) photos of your artistic hair cutting work on a mannequin, client or friends and family showing your creative abilities.
  3. Submit a 3-minute maximum, YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:
  • Please describe your creative vision for the photos of your work and why haircutting is your passion.
  • What are the top three reasons you’ve decided to pursue a career in beauty?
  • How will receiving this scholarship impact your life?
This scholarship is generously funded by The Sydell and Arnold Miller Foundation. 
Apply Here

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