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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 for the third year in a row. 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 Winter season, open December 1 - February 29, 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.





 

 

Green Circle Salons' - "Environmental Beauty" for all disciplines in the professional beauty industry that leads to licensure. This scholarship is open to accepted or currently enrolled cosmetology and barbering students in an accredited school or institution for the 2023-2024 programs and will be awarded through the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation. 

Award Amount | # of Recipients
Two (2) $4,000 Scholarships will be available for the Winter 2024 season which is open from December 1 – February 29, 2024. 

Scholarship Description & Award Information
The Beauty Industry creates 877 lbs. of waste per minute! Green Circle Salons’ is a movement to empower salons to offset their emissions and recover 95% of their beauty waste. GCS has been building a network of more than 16,000 Waste Warriors, schools and advanced academies throughout North America and providing them with a comprehensive pathway to financial and environmental sustainability with a green business program. Today, GCS Has diverted almost 8 ½ million pounds of waste from landfill spaces and waterways since 2009.  

Applicant Qualifications

  1. Must be a new or currently enrolled student in a cosmetology or barbering program in an accredited school or institution in the U.S. or Canada.
  2. 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 a cosmetology or barbering 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: 
  • Describe why environmental sustainability is important and what it means to you.
  • How important is it to you to work in a certified sustainable salon after graduation? Why?
  • Why do you think you should be chosen? How will the scholarship benefit you?
  • How will you contribute to changing the industry to become healthier and more sustainable?

 


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Award Description & Information

The Bioelements Esthetics Entrepreneurial Kick Start Program launched in 2023 to support licensed estheticians/cosmetologists interested in launching a solo ESTHETICS practice, choosing to partner with Bioelements. Bioelements developed this program, administered by Beauty Changes Lives, to offer support, one-on-one mentorship, and a personalized plan for your success.

Award recipients will receive:

  • A Bioelements Opening Order Plan catered to launch your start-up esthetic skin/spa business.
  • A New Account Orientation & Onboarding Digital Training Class to provide you with the tools to successfully run your new business with confidence. Plus, access to online training via technical guides, videos, and invitations to educational webinars.
  • A dedicated Bioelements Education + Success Manager, assigned to provide one on one personal mentoring for six (6) months. Your Success Manager will counsel and help plan your service menu, develop a promotional calendar, answer product knowledge questions, and more via three virtual meetings. 
  • Your business listing on the Bioelements Spa Locator.
  • Valuable exposure through the industry trade press and Bioelements social media platforms.

It’s a total value of $2,000+ to jump-start an entrepreneurial esthetics career!

Award Amount | # of Recipients

Three (3) Professional Recipients

Value: $2,000 per recipient 

Product kit value of $1500, mentorship worth $500.

Applications during the Winter 2024 season -  open on December 1, 2023, and closes on February 29, 2024, at 11:59 pm PST.

Applicant Qualifications

  • The applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older and currently licensed as an esthetician or cosmetologist in the U.S.
  • Applicant must be opening a NEW ESTHETIC skin/spa business within the next six (6) months after receiving the award. (This award is not open to those who currently own an esthetics spa business and carry a different skin care line.) No later than September 8, 2024.
  • Applicant must show proof of lease agreement upon chosen as a recipient.

Applicant required to upload the following to be eligible:

  1. A copy of their current esthetics or cosmetology license.
  2. A copy of their Driver’s license/state ID/passport.

Application Requirements

  1. Complete online application and upload required documentation per the award requirements.
  2. Submit a 5-minute maximum, YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions: 
  • When did you first realize you had a passion for esthetics? Please describe that moment.
  • Why do you want to be your own boss?
  • Please explain your skincare/spa business philosophy or planned mission statement?
  • Describe how the assistance will benefit you, your new business, and your future goals?
  • How will you set your business apart from others in your market?  How will yours be different?
  • Why choose Bioelements?

About Bioelements

We are skin scientists, creating personalized, clinical formulas for use in the spa, and at-home. Since 1991, we’ve built an unmatched legacy of efficacy, trust, and profitability for the spa professionals who partner with us. Founded by the iconic Barbara Salomone, one of the first-ever U.S. licensed estheticians and considered the Architect of the Modern Facial, Bioelements was created to target all skin types and all skin concerns – with unparalleled education, responsible testing, and efficacy-forward ingredients that are part science and part nature. Clinically proven to provide results, pros love our low cost-per-treatments, competitive pricing and client satisfaction. Our mindful formulations are free of known irritants, toxins, sulfates, phthalates, mineral oil, petrolatum, parabens, artificial fragrance and dyes – and never tested on animals.

Our professional-use-only and at-home products are available at Bioelements.com/pros, where you can shop for yourself or your business, as well as in top spas + salons. Follow our skin experts @Bioelements on Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest and Facebook.

Bioelements Esthetics Entrepreneurial Kick Start Program Terms and Conditions.

You can review the Judging Rubric HERE.




 

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

Winter 2024 season open from December 1, 2023 - February 29, 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

Winter 2024 Season from December 1, 2023 - February 29, 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

Winter 2024 season open from December 1 - February 28, 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.
 


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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

Two Seasons – Winter/Summer 2024 

Scholarship Applications open for the Winter 2024 season, from December 1, 2023 – February 29, 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

 Winter 2024 season open from December 1, 2023 - February 29, 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 of an esthetics treatment, make-up 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.

 




 

 
JCS Beauty “Nourish & Shine®" Cosmetology Student Scholarship (BIPOC)

JCS Beauty is a leading manufacturer of hair products, created for ALL hair types with a curated collection for curls, coils and kinks. We believe that beauty evolves from the inside out and we are committed to assisting our customers overcome their hair care challenges. Our passion continues to grow deeper. Today our goal remains unchanged: to empower beautiful transformations and create products that inspire confidence. 

Scholarship Award Details

The JCS Beauty Nourish & Shine®️ Cosmetology Student Scholarship program is for people who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC).

Award Amount | # of Recipients
Two (2) $5,000 scholarships are available during our Winter 2024 season open from December 1 - February 29, 2024.

Applicant Qualifications
The JCS Beauty Nourish & Shine®️ 2024 Cosmetology Student Scholarship requires the following qualifications to be eligible:

  • The scholarship is open to people who identify as Black/African American.
  • Must be a new or currently enrolled student in a cosmetology program that leads 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 or institution. 

Application Requirements

  1. Complete online application and submit legible proof of enrollment for a cosmetology program by uploading either: an acceptance letter, progress report, or official letter from your school (include the name of the school and your first and last name on the form).
  2. Submit a 3-minute (maximum length), YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:
  • How do you see HAIR as a tool for social change and how do you intend to make an impact?
  • JCS Beauty looks to inspire the next generation of beauty innovators. Name a beauty innovator that inspired you, why, and how will you inspire beauty for the next generation.
  • What is your beauty motto and briefly explain the meaning behind it?

About Nourish & Shine®️: Committed to engaging, educating, and boosting self-esteem in the textured hair community. We believe in loving every curl and inspiring everyone to love the hair you wear. Salon-inspired formulas. Sustainable choices. Supporting what matters. Learn more at www.nourishandshine.com or discover us on Facebook and Instagram.

 




 
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

Winter 2024 season opens from December 1 - February 29, 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.

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