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Welcome to the Beauty Changes Lives Scholarship Application Portal!

Beauty Changes Lives uses a judging software to upload your application, documents and to facilitate the judging process.

If you are applying for the first time, you will be asked to Sign Up in Submittable.

Once you are logged in follow the next steps for applying:

Click on the “Apply Now” button for the scholarship you wish to apply.

You will be asked several eligibility questions that pertain to the specific scholarship. If you receive an ineligibility message after submitting, it will direct you back to the Beauty Changes Lives scholarship site. Check to see if you may be eligible for another scholarship! We are updating new scholarships every season!  Check out the calendar HERE.

If you are eligible, you will start the application process by filling in your contact, school information and demographics. Each scholarship asks for you to upload documents and submit a video for judging.

You can save a DRAFT at any time and come back and complete the application once you have all the items finalized for judging. Make sure to complete prior to the deadline date for that season or your submission will not be accepted.

Once you have provided the specific requirements, you can submit the application.  You will receive a message showing you we have received your application. Your submission is now in the review stage.

You can always log back in to check on the status of the submission. Check out this helpful article on submission status.

If you have forgotten your login or password, follow the instructions HERE.

Be sure to give plenty of time to apply prior to the deadline. The sooner you submit, the reviewer has time to reach out to you and let you know if anything is missing or needs clarification.  This will give you time to edit your submission prior to judging. Don’t wait until the last minute!

It takes a month after the deadline date to review, judge and announce the winners of the scholarships for each season.  You will receive a notification regardless if you won.

Most of all when making your submission, HAVE FUN, show your personality, your creativity and your passion!

Here are some helpful tools to review that can provide you insight on how to complete a successful submission that will stand out to the judges.

If you need assistance using Submittable please contact their support HERE.

Check back on a regular basis at Beauty Changes Lives for all the updated scholarships and check out our calendar HERE.

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We look forward to having you as a part of the professional beauty industry and look forward to your career success.

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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.
 

Discover Sugarlash PRO: 

Elevating lash professionals since 2013. As pioneers, innovators, and educators, we've set industry standards. Join us to unleash your artistic potential and become an elite lash artist. Experience luxury education and products that define excellence. Your journey to mastery starts here.  

Check to see if your school is a Sugarlash PRO Partner School.

 

 
 

 
Dermalogica® is continuing its support of the beauty industry by generously funding esthetics scholarship since 2020. 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 Summer season, open June 1 - August 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.










 

 

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 Summer 2024 season open from June 1 - August 31, 2024.

Scholarships submissions for the Fall 2024 season open from September  1 - November 1, 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 a licensed 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 a Partner school/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.




 

 
   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 Summer 2024 season open from June 1 - August 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 program at a licensed 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?


 




 

 

Arnie M. 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

Summer 2024 season open from June 1 - August 31, 2024.

Eligibility Requirements

  • This Scholarship is open to new and current students enrolled in a cosmetology program to qualify for these scholarships.
  • Students must provide proof of acceptance and/or proof of attendance 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.

Application Requirements

  1. Application must include three (3) photos of your artistic work on a mannequin, client or friends and family showing your creative abilities.
  2. Submit a 3-minute MAXIMUM, YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:
  • Describe your creative vision for the photos of your work.
  • Tell us about a time that you exhibited a “Find-A-Way Attitude” where you had to think outside of the box to solve a problem or achieve a goal.
  • Tell us why having a “Find-A-Way Attitude” will help advance your cosmetology career.

This scholarship is generously funded by The Sydell and Arnold Miller Foundation.




 

 
The “Art of Haircutting” scholarship is for students that love hair cutting, the true architecture aspect of cosmetology. Show our judges your three favorite haircuts for a chance to win this exciting scholarship category.


Scholarship
One (1) Tuition Scholarship, up to $5,000

Summer 2024 Season from June 1 - August 31, 2024.

Eligibility Requirements 

  • The applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older by the start date of the program at the accredited school/institution. 
  • This scholarship is open to new or currently enrolled students in a cosmetology program that leads to licensure at an accredited school/institution in the United States.

Application Requirements
 

  1. Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment / acceptance in a cosmetology program an accredited school/institution. You must upload either an enrollment document, official acceptance letter, or progress report from an accredited school
  2. Application must upload three (3) photos of your artistic hair cutting work on a mannequin, client or friends and family showing your creative abilities.
  3. Submit a 3-minute maximum, YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:
  • Please describe your creative vision for the photos of your work and why haircutting is your passion.
  • What are the top three reasons you’ve decided to pursue a career in beauty?
  • How will receiving this scholarship impact your life?

This scholarship is generously funded by The Sydell and Arnold Miller Foundation.




 

 
Do you love the art of dressing hair? The “Art of Hairdressing” is an artistic scholarship offered this year. 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) Tuition Scholarship, up to $5,000

Summer 2024 season open from June 1 - August 31, 2024.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older by the start date of the program at the accredited school/institution. 
  • This scholarship is open to new or currently enrolled students in a cosmetology program that leads to licensure at an accredited school/institution in the United States.

Application Requirements

  1. Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment / acceptance in a cosmetology program an accredited school/institution. You must upload either an enrollment document, official acceptance letter, or progress report from an accredited school
  2. Application must upload three (3) photos of your artistic hairdressing work on a mannequin, client or friends and family showing your creative abilities.
  3. Submit a 3-minute maximum, YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:
  • Please describe your creative vision for the photos of your work and why hairdressing is your passion.
  • What are the top three reasons you’ve decided to pursue a career in beauty?
  • How will receiving this scholarship impact your life?

This scholarship is generously funded by The Sydell and Arnold Miller Foundation.
 



 


About Skin Script Skin Care™

Skin Script Skin Care™ was created/founded by Lisa VanBockern, an aesthetician, who created it for aestheticians. Lisa is an alum of Arizona State University, and her background was in accounting and computer information systems.  Lisa became an aesthetician at the age of 40 and found her passion in skin care!  Her personal mission statement is “Education will set you free” and she believes it’s never too late to keep learning and searching for your passion.  

Skin Script’s mission is to provide great products and education so our aestheticians prosper and succeed.  Our 3 pillars are amazing professional products, excellent customer service that is friendly and fast, as well, as quality education at an approachable price.   

Being dedicated to beautiful skin, Skin Script provides the promise of healthy, vitalized, and youthful-looking skin. We have developed fruit-based masks, enzymes, peels, and retail products that are gentle, yet effective. You will find the products ideal for treating all skin types and Fitzpatrick’s Method. Skin Script has been dedicated to empowering aestheticians since 2007 and welcomes you to join us in your professional journey!   

Name of Scholarship

Skin Script Skin Care™ - "DISCOVER YOUR PASSION” Esthetics Student Scholarship is funded from the VanBockern-Dean Family Foundation on behalf of Skin Script Skin Care™ and is open to newly accepted or currently enrolled esthetics students in an accredited school or institution that leads to licensure in the U.S. 

Award Amount | # of Recipients

Tiered scholarship awarding (3) three different winners | $18,000 in Scholarships per Season 

$36,000 TOTAL 

  • First Tier scholarship: (1) one $10,000 scholarship
  • Second Tier scholarship: (1) one $5,000 scholarship
  • Third Tier scholarship: (1) one $3,000 scholarship

Summer 2024 

Scholarship Applications open for the Summer 2024 season, from June 1, 2024 – August 31, 2024. 

Applicant Qualifications

  • Must be a new or currently enrolled student in an esthetics program in an accredited school or institution 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 in an esthetics program by uploading your: progress report, or official acceptance letter from the school.

2. Submit a 3-minute maximum, YouTube video with a 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 when you discovered that becoming an aesthetician is your PASSION and WHY?
  • As education is one of our three pillars, how do you see the importance of education now, and in the future in supporting your career goals?


 

 

 

 
 




 

 
Sydell Miller 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. Learn about Sydell’s career highlights here.

Scholarship
Two (2) Tuition Scholarships, up to $7,500 each

 Summer 2024 season open from June 1 - August 31, 2024.

Eligibility Requirements 

  • The applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older by the start date of the program at the accredited school/institution. 
  • This scholarship is open to new or currently enrolled students in an esthetics program that leads to licensure at an accredited school/institution in the United States.

Application Requirements

  1. Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment / acceptance in an esthetics program an accredited school/institution. You must upload either an enrollment document, official acceptance letter, or progress report from an accredited school
  2. Application must include two (2) before-and-after photos (Four pictures TOTAL) of an esthetics treatment, makeup application, or eyebrow cleanup.
  3. Submit a 3-minute maximum, YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:
  • Please describe your creative vision for the photos of your work and why esthetics is your passion.
  • Tell us about the moment when you were absolutely certain that a career in esthetics was your calling. What challenges did you overcome to get here?
  • How will receiving this scholarship impact your life?

This scholarship is generously funded by The Sydell and Arnold Miller Foundation.

 




 

 
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. This scholarship is for students that love hair coloring. Show our judges your three (3) favorite hair coloring techniques for a chance to win this scholarship category.

Scholarship
One (1) Tuition Scholarship, up to $5,000

Summer 2024 season opens from June 1 - August 31, 2024.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older by the start date of the program at the accredited school/institution. 
  • This scholarship is open to new or currently enrolled students in a cosmetology program that leads to licensure at an accredited school/institution in the United States.

Application Requirements

  1. Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment / acceptance in a cosmetology program an accredited school/institution. You must upload either an enrollment document, official acceptance letter, or progress report from an accredited school
  2. Application must upload three (3) photos of your artistic HAIRCOLORING work on a mannequin, client or friends and family showing your creative abilities.
  3. Submit a 3-minute maximum, YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:
  • Please describe your creative vision for the photos of your work and why haircoloring is your passion.
  • What are the top three reasons you’ve decided to pursue a career in beauty?
  • How will receiving this scholarship impact your life?


This scholarship is generously funded by The Sydell and Arnold Miller Foundation.

 



 

 
L’Oréal Professionnel LGBTQIA+ Cosmetology Student Scholarship
 At L’Oréal Professionnel, we believe that education is the most powerful tool to grow, inspire and develop hair artists of tomorrow. Our values of inspiring education, creating trends and pioneering research showcase that we continue to live by our brand mission of empowering and standing for Pros’.  The scholarship awards up to $5,000 in tuition funding for students enrolled or accepted in a cosmetology program at any accredited institution.
 

Award Amount | # of Recipients
Summer – One (1) $5,000 Scholarships for Cosmetology Students    

Scholarships will be awarded during the Summer 2024 Season open from June 1 - August 31, 2024. 

Applicant Qualifications
 The L’Oréal Professionnel LGBTQIA+ Cosmetology Student Scholarship requires the following qualifications to be eligible:  

  • The applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older by the start date of the program at the accredited school/institution. 
  • This scholarship is open to new or currently enrolled students in a cosmetology program that leads to licensure at an accredited school/institution in the United States.
  • This scholarship is open to anyone who identifies as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and ANY ALLY as defined below.

Definition of LGBTQIA+-Defined by Princeton University

LGBTQIA+ is an acronym that brings together many different gender and sexual identities that often face marginalization across society. The acronym stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and the + holds space for the expanding and new understanding of different parts of the very diverse gender and sexual identities. 

Definition of Ally-Found on It Gets Better website

Ally

Noun. Someone who supports equal civil rights, gender equality, and LGBTQ+ social movements; advocates on behalf of others; and challenges fear and discrimination in all its forms.

Application Requirements  

  1. Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment / acceptance in a cosmetology program an accredited school/institution. You must upload either an enrollment document, official acceptance letter, or progress report from an accredited school 
  2. Submit a 3-minute maximum. YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:
  • When was the moment you realized a career in beauty was your passion?
  • How would winning the scholarship benefit your goal to become a licensed professional?
  • What can the industry do better to support diversity, equity, and inclusion and what actions you will take to make a change?

 

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