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.

Circadia Scholarship

Circadia Skin – Sage Michaela Lucas “Timing is Everything” Esthetics Student Scholarship – Spring 2024

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

Circadia® The Sage Michaela Lucas “Timing is Everything” Esthetics Student Scholarship
The Sage Michaela Lucas “Timing is Everything” scholarship is generously funded by Circadia®, a pioneer in the science of chronobiology and skincare. Circadia® is again generously donating a total of $50,000 in Esthetics Scholarships for the Spring and Fall Season for the next two years. 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 and people of color (BIPOC). The scholarship grant targets esthetic students pursuing a career in aesthetics, skincare formulation and/or cosmetic chemistry.

Award Amount | # of Recipients
$10,000 Total for Spring 2024

Two (2) $5,000 for the Spring 2024 season from March 1 – May 31, 2024.

Each awardee will receive the following:

  • Mentorship program that includes a one-hour call each month to discuss business proposals, financial overview, skincare products and services etc.
  • Invitation and all-expense paid trip to attend Circadia’s Annual Gala the year recipient receives scholarship, and a lifetime invitation for future Gala events.

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 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/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 an accredited school/institution.
  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):
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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?
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Dermalogica “Future Industry Professionals” Esthetics Scholarship

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

Application Deadline: May 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 Spring  season, open March 1 – May 31, 2024.

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: May 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 Spring 2024 season open from March 1 – May 31, 2024.

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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PCA Skin: Diversity in Esthetics Scholarship

PCA Skin | Diversity in Esthetics Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 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) $5,000 Scholarship (PCA Partnership School Only)

Scholarships submissions for the Spring 2024 season open from March 1 – May 31, 2024.

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 a PCA SKIN® Partner School.*
  • 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 document, official acceptance letter, or progress report in an esthetics program from a PCA SKIN® Partner School.*
  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?

*Make sure to check whether your school is a PCA SKIN® Partner school, before beginning the application.

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Sugarlash PRO Lash Mastery Scholarship Winter 2024

Sugarlash Pro Lash Mastery Cosmetology/Esthetics Student Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

Sugarlash PRO has been known as a brand that sets the tone for educators and innovators in the lash community. We pride ourselves for being industry leaders with not only our extensive range of products, but our comprehensive academy courses and tools. We embrace all the diversity we see in the lash community and how people of different ages, races, genders, and backgrounds contribute to the creative space we have today.

Award Amount | # of Recipients

$1,500 x 3 Recipients (total)*

One (1) $1,500 Scholarship for the Winter season, open from December 1, 2023 – February 29, 2024.

One (1) $1,500 for the Spring season, open March 1 – May 31, 2024.

One (1) $1,500 for the Summer season, open June 1 – August 31, 2024.

*Students currently accepted and enrolled in a Cosmetology or Esthetics Program at a Sugarlash PRO Partner School and meeting all other eligibility qualifications will receive an ADDITIONAL $1,000 toward their tuition.*  

Applicant Qualifications

  • Must be a currently enrolled (or a newly accepted student) in an accredited school/institution cosmetology/esthetics program, leading 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/institution.

Application Requirements

  1. Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment from an accredited school/institution cosmetology/esthetics program, leading to licensure in the U.S. or Canada.
  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 goals do you want to achieve? Provide examples of short- and long-term goals and how you’d achieve them.
  • Why is lash artistry your passion? How has your experience with esthetics/cosmetology and lash artistry influenced your passion?
  • How will you use your career in esthetics/cosmetology to benefit the lash artistry community?

*Per the Sugarlash PRO Lash Mastery Scholarship Esthetics/Cosmetology Scholarship Terms & Conditions.
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Amika “Friend To Hair” Bipoc Cosmetology Student Scholarship

amika “Friend To Hair” BIPOC Cosmetology Student Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

Award Amount | # of Recipients

Two (2) $20,000* scholarships

Scholarships will be given during the Spring 2024 season open from March 1 – May 31, 2024.

*Up to $20,000 per your enrollment agreement.

Scholarship Description & Award Information

amika disrupted the hair industry more than a decade ago with salon professional products for all that were consciously created, affordable-luxury and encouraged self-expression. The name amika means “friend”, and we are on a mission to truly deliver on our promise of friend to all hair with products that make you feel good. All hair is welcome with 11 collections for every hair type, texture, and style. Climate-Neutral Certified, PCR packaging, Vegan, Cruelty-Free and sustainably sourced, amika products are responsibly made.

As a salon-growth brand, stylists are the heart and soul of amika. amika is thrilled to fund the amika “Friend to Hair” BIPOC scholarship, which is open to anyone who identifies as a person of color who is new or currently enrolled in a cosmetology program.

Applicant Qualifications

  • This scholarship will be available to anyone identifying as Black, Indigenous, and 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.
  • 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 the online application and upload proof of enrollment for a cosmetology program. *

2. Submit a YouTube video (3 minutes maximum) with public link answering the following questions:

  • Please describe how receiving this scholarship would set you on your path to achieving your short-term and long-term goals?
  • Describe how one of these values plays a role in your life and what it means to you: diversity, equality, sustainability.
  • Who is a role model you look up to that makes you strive to be the best at your craft?

Your video CAN NOT EXCEED THREE MINUTES! If your video is over the allotted time for this scholarship, it will NOT BE ELIGIBLE! Make sure to upload your video to YouTube and make a public link for judging.

Do not submit your video as a YouTube short.

*Must upload proof of enrollment agreement that provides full tuition amount for your program.

 

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Amika “Friend To Hair” Lgbtqia+ Cosmetology Student Scholarship

amika “Friend To Hair” LGBTQIA+ Cosmetology Student Scholarship

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

Award Amount | # of Recipients

Two (2) $20,000* scholarships

Scholarships will be given during the Spring 2024 season open from March 1 – May 31, 2024.

*Up to $20,000 per your enrollment agreement.

Scholarship Description & Award Information

amika disrupted the hair industry more than a decade ago with salon professional products for all that were consciously created, affordable-luxury and encouraged self-expression. The name amika means “friend”, and we are on a mission to truly deliver on our promise of friend to all hair with products that make you feel good. All hair is welcome with 11 collections for every hair type, texture, and style. Climate-Neutral Certified, PCR packaging, Vegan, Cruelty-Free and sustainably sourced, amika products are responsibly made.

As a salon-growth brand, stylists are the heart and soul of amika. amika is thrilled to fund the amika “Friend to Hair” LGBTQIA+ scholarship, which is open to anyone who identifies as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community who is new or currently enrolled in a cosmetology program.

Applicant Qualifications

  • The applicant must identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.
  • This scholarship is open to 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/institution.

Application Requirements

  1. Complete the online application and upload proof of enrollment for a cosmetology program. *
  2. Submit a YouTube video (3 minutes maximum) with public link answering the following questions:
  • Please describe how receiving this scholarship would set you on your path to achieving your short-term and long-term goals?
  • Describe how one of these values plays a role in your life and what it means to you: diversity, equality, sustainability.
  • Who is a role model you look up to that makes you strive to be the best at your craft?

Your video CAN NOT EXCEED THREE MINUTES! If your video is over the allotted time for this scholarship, it will NOT BE ELIGIBLE!

Make sure to upload your video to YouTube and make a public link for judging.

Do not submit your video as a YouTube short.

*Must upload proof of enrollment agreement that provides full tuition amount for your program.

 

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Jerry Alexander Gorman Foundation “The Passion To Succeed” Scholarship For Cosmetology, Barbering And Hair Design Students

Jerry Alexander Gorman Foundation “The Passion To Succeed” Scholarship For Cosmetology, Barbering And Hair Design Students

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

Jerry Alexander Gorman lived a life dedicated to his passion for the professional beauty industry. As a young man, with a new family to support, he took evening classes to become a licensed cosmetologist, while working full-time during the day. His perseverance for success did not stop there. After working for years as a hairdresser, he soon opened his first salon, and many years later became a national sales manager for a major manufacturer of salon and home beauty products. After years of experience, he channeled his love for the industry and decided to give back by becoming a successful and beloved educator.

In that spirit, his family formed the Jerry Alexander Gorman Foundation in his memory in 2015. The foundation was created with its main emphasis on awarding scholarships for students, specifically to those living in lower income families, to support their education to any discipline within the professional beauty industry.

Scholarship Description & Award Information

The Jerry Alexander Gorman Foundation “The Passion to Succeed” Student Scholarship was formed to support those in need to achieve their goal of becoming a licensed professional. The scholarship will be awarded through the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation and is open to newly accepted or currently enrolled students in a cosmetology, hair design  or barbering that leads to licensure in the U.S.

Award Amount | # of Recipients
One (1) $6500 scholarships for Cosmetology, Hair Design or Barbering Students.

For the Spring 2024 Scholarship season open from March 1 – May 31, 2024.

Applicant Qualifications

  • This scholarship is open to new or currently enrolled students in a cosmetology, hair design or 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.

Application Requirements

  1. Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment / acceptance letter from an accredited school or institution.
  2. Submit a 3-minute maximum YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:
  • Jerry Gorman had a passion for the industry, and he overcame many obstacles to make his dream a reality. What obstacles have you faced on your journey?
  • Why do you want to make a career in the professional beauty industry? What part of the industry drives your passion? What made you choose this profession?
  • What financial constraints have affected your ability to follow your dream? How will this scholarship be beneficial to your success?
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The Zonta Club of Hamburg-Orchard Park

2024 Zonta Adult Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 24, 2024

The Zonta Adult Scholarship will be awarded to an adult woman desiring to pursue or complete her education to further her career. Zonta International is a worldwide service organization working to “Build a Better World for Women and Girls”. The Zonta Club of Hamburg-Orchard Park has been chartered since 1966 and has been awarding scholarships almost since its inception.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be 25 years of age or older.
  • Applicant must be a resident of the South Towns or attending school in the South Towns.
  • Acceptance and proof of enrollment in an accredited school must be submitted before scholarship is awarded.

Selection Criteria:

  • Satisfactory response to all segments of application.
  • Review of references.
  • All applications must be returned by student by April 24, 2024.
  • Selection Date: May 8, 2024.

Application may be accessed at zontahamburgorchardpark.org

Scholarship contact person: Liz Newman – 716-649-5666, dmlizzie@verizon.net

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Sephora Scholarship Program

Sephora Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: March 31, 2024

At Sephora, we believe in the beauty of diversity and the diversification of the beauty industry. The Sephora Scholarship Program was created to EMPOWER students of
diverse backgrounds with an emphasis on underrepresented students pursuing a licensed career in beauty through professional training and education. This 6-month program provides participants with tuition support for cosmetology and esthetician school in addition to the benefits listed.

Benefits
-Tuition support for cosmetology or esthetician school up to $7500
-A paid internship at a Sephora store (A minimum of 4 hours per week)
-Access to elevated artistry master classes
-Curated brand content
-Access to training product
-Dedicated Beauty Scholar community for networking and support
-Client service and product knowledge training
-Access to open roles at Sephora

Requirements
-Beauty Scholar must commit to the full 6-month paid internship.
-Applicants must be able to work a minimum of four hours per week in-store.
-Be able to attend key trainings and in-store shifts.
-Active enrollment at an accredited cosmetology or esthetician school must be maintained while participating.

Who Can Apply?
-You should be enrolled in a cosmetology and/or esthetician program with a start date between January 1, 2024 and April 1, 2024 and you must be able to commit to four hours in store a week starting April 1st – September 30th. Applicants must be age 18 or older as of January 1, 2024.
-For the internship portion of the program, applicants for scholarships must be able to show proof of authorization to work in the United States and live within a commutable distance of our participating stores.
-Applicants should have demonstrated experience supporting underrepresented communities of color and/or self-identify as a member of an underrepresented minority group (which includes but is not limited to African American, Hispanic/LatinX, Asian, or Native American/Indigenous).
-Applicant must be qualified to receive financial assistance from the school they are enrolled with and be able to demonstrate financial need.
-Current or former Sephora employees are not eligible.

Candidates may submit applications January through March 31, 2024. After the deadline, interviews will be held and finalists will be notified by the first week of April.

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