Scholarships

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THE HORST M. RECHELBACHER FOUNDATION | “SUSTAINABLE BEGINNINGS”

Application Deadline: November 30, 2020

Horst Rechelbacher Foundation’s “Sustainable Beginnings” basic cosmetology and barbering 2020  programs and will be awarded through the Beauty Changes Lives Organization

Award Amount | # of Recipients

$2,000 total award for 2020

Winners awarded: 3- Spring, 3-Summer, 3- Fall Season

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 100% food-based, safe, non-toxic, organic ingredients. 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, barbering or esthetics.

Applicant Requirements – “Sustainable Beginnings” Basic Cosmetology

Scholarship requirements:

  • Must be a new or currently enrolled student in a cosmetology or barbering  program
  • Must upload proof of enrollment i.e.: acceptance letter or progress report from school
  • Application must include a 3-5 minute video 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?

Qualifying Criteria

The following criteria is required for an application to be considered a qualified applicant:

  • Applicant has fully completed all parts of the online application.
  • Applicant has submitted their proof of enrollment.
  • Applicant has submitted a video that is (3-5) minutes in length and answers questions (A, B, & C). See questions under Application Requirements.
  • Application received by the designated date & time.
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Ratner company logos including Hair Cutters, Bubbles, Salon Cielo, Salon Plaza, and Cibu

RATNER COMPANIES PASSION AND PURPOSE COSMETOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: November 30, 2020

Ratner Companies is the largest family owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, operating 1,000 salons under the Hair Cuttery, Bubbles and Salon Cielo brand names. The company was founded by salon professionals Dennis and Ann Ratner, who understand the importance of education and the passion it takes to be successful. Ratner Companies is excited to provide scholarship opportunities to students who are attending an accredited cosmetology program. These scholarships will provide students with financial support so they can enter the beauty industry with a sense of purpose and ready to achieve great success as they share their craft with their guests. Through this program, Ratner Companies and Beauty Changes Lives will help support future salon professionals secure employment as they follow their path to prosperity in the beauty industry.

The Ratner Companies Passion and Purpose Cosmetology Scholarships will be awarded to beauty school students who can demonstrate their passion for cosmetology and why it is their purpose.

Scholarship: Four (4) scholarships will be awarded and can be applied toward program tuition, up to $3,125 each.

Qualifications: Open to new or current students enrolled at an accredited beauty school.

Dates are subject to change.

Scholarships applications are accepted from March 1, 2020 – May 31, 2020 / September 1, 2020 – November 31, 2020

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SYDELL & ARNOLD MILLER | ART OF HAIRCOLORING SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: August 31, 2020

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. The “Art of Haircoloring” is one of three new artistic scholarships offered in 2019. 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, $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 these scholarships and must have completed under 50% of their program.

Requirements to Apply: Submit a 3-5 minute video. Video must show:

Show 3 different images of student’s hair color techniques done on models, family, friends or mannequins. Judging is based on creativity and artistic skills.
Include the student’s description of their creative vision for haircoloring and why they love coloring hair.

Application dates: December 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020 / June 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020

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SYDELL & ARNOLD MILLER FAMILY | ART OF HAIRDRESSING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: August 31, 2020

Do you love the art of dressing hair? The “Art of Hairdressing” is one of three new artistic scholarships offered in 2019. 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) Partial Tuition Scholarship, $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 these scholarships and must have completed under 50% of their program.

Requirements to Apply: Submit a 3-5 minute video. Video must show:

Show 3 different images of student’s hairdressing skills done on models, family, friends or mannequins. Judging is based on creativity and artistic skills.
Include student’s description of their creative vision for hairdressing and why they love dressing hair.

Application dates: December 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020 / June 1 – August 31, 2020

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THE SYDELL MILLER TOTAL IMAGE SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: August 31, 2020

Sydell 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.

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

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.

Requirements to Apply: Submit a 3-5 minute video. Video must show:

Show student applying an esthetics treatment or make-up application
Include student describing why they love esthetics and/or make up and why they chose that field for their career path.

Application dates: December 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020 / June 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020

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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: August 31, 2020

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. 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 and must have completed under 50% of their program.

Requirements to Apply: Submit a 3-5 minute video. Video must show:

Show 3 different images of student’s artistic work on models, family, friends or mannequins.
Include student’s description of how their “Find-A-Way Attitude” helped advance their cosmetology career.

Application dates: December 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020 / June 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020

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SYDELL & ARNOLD MILLER FAMILY | ART OF HAIRCUTTING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: August 31, 2020

The “Art of Haircutting” is one of three new artistic scholarships offered in 2019. This scholarship is for students that love hair cutting. 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 these scholarships and must have completed under 50% of their program.

Requirements to Apply: Submit a 3-5 minute video. Video must show:

Show 3 different images of student’s haircuts done on models, family, friends or mannequins. Judging is based on creativity and artistic skills.
Include student’s description of their creative vision for haircutting and why they love cutting hair.

Application dates: December 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020 / June 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020

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