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Amika “Friend To Hair” Lgbtqia+ Cosmetology Student Scholarship

amika “Friend To Hair” LGBTQIA+ Cosmetology Student Scholarship

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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