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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:

1. Click on the “Apply Now” button or blue arrow " > " if you're on a mobile device for the scholarship you wish to apply.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

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

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

8. 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!

9. 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.

10. 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.

- Tips on How to Make a Successful Video Submission

- Check out Past Winner’s Videos.

- Review the Judging Criteria used for scoring each submission.

- Read the FAQ’s.

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.

GOOD LUCK!


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Dermalogica is continuing its support of the beauty industry by generously funding the “New Beginnings” 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 New Beginnings 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.

Scholarship Name

Dermalogica – “New Beginnings” Esthetics Scholarship

Award Amount | # of Recipients

$20,000 total awards for 2023 | $5,000 x 4 Recipients (total)

One (1) $5,000 Scholarship for the Winter season, open from December 1, 2022 – February 28, 2023.

One (1) $5,000 for the Spring season, open March 1 – May 31, 2023.

One (1) $5,000 for the Summer season, open June 1 – August 31, 2023.

One (1) $5,000 for the Fall season, open September 1 – November 30, 2023.

Awardees will also receive mentorship by a Dermalogica expert skin therapist.

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.


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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 2023 season open from December 1, 2022 - February 28, 2023

Qualifications:

  • 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.


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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 2023 season open from December 1, 2022 - February 28, 2023.

Qualifications:

  • 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 hair cutting 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:

  • 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.


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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 2023 season open from December 1, 2022 - February 28, 2023.

Qualifications:

  • 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) before & after photos of your artistic hairdressing work on a mannequin, client, friends, and family showing your creative abilities.

2. 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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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 season open from December 1, 2022 - February 28, 2023.

Qualifications:

  • 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) before & after photos of your artistic HAIRCOLORING work on a mannequin, client, friends, or family showing your creative abilities.

2. Submit a three-minute maximum, YouTube video with a public URL answering the following questions (if the video exceeds the three-minute requirement the application will not be eligible):

  • 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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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 2023 season open from December 1, 2022 - February 28, 2023.

Qualifications:

  • This Scholarship is open to new and current students enrolled in a esthetics 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 two (2) before-and-after photos of an esthetics treatment, make-up application, or eyebrow cleanup.
  2. 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.


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