Most people who decide to attend beauty school often do not realize that there are beauty school scholarships that are available to them to help pay for the training that you will receive. While many such beauty scholarships exist, there are three unique beauty school scholarships that you need to be aware of.
The first is the NCEA Scholarship Program. The NCEA is the National Coalition of Estheticians Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations. This program is for future Esthetician professionals, and is awarded in the amount of $1000. In order to be eligible, you must be halfway through your program, have attended classes at least 80% of the time, and have at least an 80% grade average. The deadlines for applying for this unique scholarship award occurs on the first day of March, September, June, and December of each year.
The ACE Grant, offered by the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS), the Beauty and Barber Supply Institute (BBSI), and the Cosmetology Advancement Foundation (CAF), is actually a program that entails numerous unique scholarships available for cosmetology school. These awards include the Dream Shears Scholarship, in the amount of $500, the Sports Clips Scholarship, in the amount of $1000, the Farouk Systems USA/AACS Cosmetology Scholarship in the amount of $1000, the CND Scholarship in the amount of $500, the Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts Makeup Scholarship in the amount of $1100 and $1300, the OPI Scholarship in the amount of $500, and the Pat Goins Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1000. There are several awards made for each scholarship in the program.
The AHBAI Scholarships program is administered by the AHBAI Fred Luster, Sr. Education Foundation. Beauty School scholarships through this program are available in the amounts of $250 and $500, and a total amount of $5000 is awarded annually. Winners of these beauty scholarships are chosen based on their extracurricular activities, their academic achievement, and their school activities. This unusual scholarship is available specifically for beauty school students.
While these are three important beauty school scholarships, it is important to realize that you need to apply for other scholarships as well. Consider everything that makes you eligible for a scholarship, and also consider attending beauty school through a traditional college or university, as opposed to a beauty school, which could make you eligible for even more unknown scholarships and financial aid.
Finally, it is important to know the different flavors of beauty school scholarships. There are special scholarships that are based on your heritage or nationality, scholarships based on need, institutional scholarships, and general scholarships. Institutional scholarships are those that are only offered to students who attend a specific school or beauty school, while general scholarships are offered regardless of the school that you will be attending, as long as it is accredited. Those that are based on need refer to the financial need of the applicant, but regardless of the type of scholarship you are applying for, you must meet all of the requirements to be eligible for the reward.