Cosmetology Scholarships

Scholarships for Beauty School

Cosmetology Scholarships can help pay for beauty school.  Beauty school scholarships are available from many sources.  Scholarships for cosmetology school can be found, for example, from community colleges, cosmetic companies, and professional organizations.  In 2013, beauty school students throughout the US will benefit from this scholarship info.

Sally Beauty Scholarships

The Sally Beauty Scholarships have been sharing $10,000 with several beauty school students every year.  In 2012, there are seven $1,000 scholarships to high school graduates who wish to enter the cosmetology profession and six $500 scholarships to PBA/NCA members who are continuing their education in the cosmetology field.  The application deadline is in November.

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This cosmetology scholarship is a $2,500 award.  The deadline is 31 July 2013.  Application available online  This scholarship is available to legal residents of the United States but residents of Florida, New York and Rhode Island are not eligible.

Idaho State University – Kimber Cosmetology Scholarship

For cosmetology students at Idaho State University, there is the Robert and Irene Kimber Cosmetology Scholarship.  The award is issued annually to a student majoring in cosmetology, who demonstrates financial need.  A GPA of 2.0 or better is required.  For more details contact

Albany, New York’s Liza Warner Scholarship

The Liza Warner Scholarship is for students entering either the Austin’s School of Spa Technology or the Orlo School of Hair Design and Cosmetology.  Both schools are located in Albany, NY.  The Community Foundation administers the scholarship.  For further information, contact Jenna Cuila at 518-446-9638.

The Austin School of Spa Technology has a scholarship of up to $300 for up to ten applicants nominated by the school’s alumni and accepted for admission.   They also offer two grant programs, which do not need to be repaid.  For further details contact

The Orlo School of Hair Design and Cosmetology awards ACE Grants.  To receive an ACE grant, students must submit an essay and complete a grant application.  Two salon owners need to complete a form to indicate their interest in hiring the applicant after graduation.  The amount awarded ranges from $100 to $500.  For full award criteria and to receive form, contact the business office of the Orlo School at 232 North Allen St. Albany, NY 12206 
(518) 459-7832.

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It is also a good idea to investigate college grants for cosmetology school.  Grants can help supplement cosmetology scholarship awards to reduce the financial burden of your studies.  Since beauty school scholarships come from different sources, it is important to contact the cosmetology school of your choice to learn about specific scholarships.  You may often find that your local community college offers an Associate’s Degree in Cosmetology at considerable less cost than attending a private beauty school.  Some cosmetology scholarships require essays about your career plans.  We find the following resource helpful for students contemplating a career in cosmetology: Cosmetology Career Starter 2e

We also suggest you contact your high school counselor and local faith-based and community scholarship foundations to help you locate a scholarship for beauty school or a cosmetology degree .