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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.

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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 


Dermalogica has generously funded the “New Beginnings” Esthetics Scholarship 2022. 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 | Supporting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color 

Award Amount | # of Recipients:  $20,000 total awards for 2022 | $5,000 x 4 Recipients (total)

(2) for Summer 2022, open from June 1 – August 31, 2022.

(2) for Fall 2022, open from September 1 – November 30, 2022.

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

Applicant Qualifications:

  • The applicants must identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color.
  • Must be a currently enrolled (or a newly accepted student) in an esthetics program at 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 or institution.

Application Requirements:

  1. Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment for 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
Educational ride-along with a local PCA SKIN® Business Development Manager Virtual mentorship with a senior manager.


Award Amount | # of Recipients
One (1) $5,000 Scholarship (PCA Partnership School Only)
Scholarships submissions for the Fall 2022 season open from September 1 - November 30, 2022.


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 a PCA SKIN® Partner School. *
  • 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 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
Educational ride-along with a local PCA SKIN® Business Development Manager Virtual mentorship with a senior manager.


Award Amount | # of Recipients
Two (2) $2,500 Scholarships
Scholarships will be awarded for the Fall 2022 season open from September 1 - November 30, 2022.


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 an accredited 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?




 

Green Circle Salons - "Environmental Beauty" for cosmetology and barbering students in the professional beauty industry that leads to licensure. This scholarship is open to currently enrolled cosmetology and barbering students in an accredited school or institution for the 2022 programs and will be awarded through the Beauty Changes Lives Organization.


Award Amount | # of Recipients
Three (3) $4,000 Scholarships will be available for the Fall 2022 season which is open from September 1 – November 30, 2022.


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


Applicant Qualifications

  • 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.
  • 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 your 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?




The Darby Project: LGBTQIA+ Cosmetology Student Scholarship

 
The Darby Project: LGBTQIA+ Cosmetology Student Scholarship was created as a GoFundMe effort in February 2022 to honor and celebrate the life of Darby Backes. On behalf of Brian Backes, Diane Backes, Elizabeth Leary and WhiteRoom, we celebrate his legacy by establishing a scholarship in his name that is open to anyone who is identifies as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and is accepted or currently enrolled in a cosmetology program. #thedarbyprojectLGBTQ  


"I like to explore peoples' perspectives to see how it can express itself in subtle and explosive ways through their style, cut, and color." – Darby Backes 


Professional Development
One on One Mentorship Opportunity with Elisabeth Leary, mentor, owner, and colorist at WhiteRoom NYC. @whiteroombrooklyn 


Award Amount | # of Recipients  
Fall - Two (2) $5,000 Scholarships for Cosmetology Students

Scholarships will be awarded during the Fall 2022 season open from September 1- November 31, 2022. 


Applicant Qualifications  

The Darby Project: 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 state of New York. 
  • The applicant must identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.  


Application Requirements  
1. Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment / acceptance in a cosmetology program an accredited school/institution in the State of New York. 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:  

  • Why are you choosing to be a cosmetologist and what makes this career path your passion? 
  • Darby was passionate about the LGBTQIA+ community and donating his time and craft to giving back. What do you do to support the community and give back? 
  • Darby had a radiant personality and was passionate about bringing out the beauty in every client. Describe why choosing a career in cosmetology will showcase your personality and how it fuels your passion? 


About The Darby Project  
Darby Joseph Backes passed away in his sleep on January 5th, 2022, after a short unknown illness. Loved deeply and mourned by many in Minneapolis, New York City, Los Angeles and beyond, his passing at the unimaginable age of 30 invites us to celebrate and reflect on the life of a loving son, fierce friend, and trusted hairstylist. Darby’s professional career began after graduating from the Aveda Beauty School of Minneapolis in 2013. Darby took his talents to New York City, with two suitcases, a few hundred dollars, and a one-month sublet. He went door-to-door handing out resumes and quickly found work at Mizu salon on Park Avenue, marking the start of his illustrious 8-year career in hair in NYC. In 2017, he moved his career to Brooklyn, where he would eventually rise to the rank of senior stylist at WhiteRoom. 

In addition to building an impressive, celebrity-studded client roster at WhiteRoom, he also taught classes on haircutting, gave free and discounted haircuts to the LGBTQ community, and donated his tips once a year to Transgender affirming surgery funds. As a gay man in New York, Darby was passionate about the queer community and was an active member of many party scenes and social groups. Darby was passionate about making people feel beautiful and loved to help his clients express their identities and perspectives through cut, color, style, and texture. A stickler for technique, he strived for perfection in his craft and truly treated it as an art form. As a highly social person, he thrived when he was able to maintain genuine connections with his clients and kept hundreds of them coming back again and again.  

He left this world having accomplished his dreams and was ready to tackle a set of new ones surrounded by the people who loved him most. Darby leaves behind his parents, his brother Nick, his dog Dagger, and a whole host of friends and clients whose lives were touched and changed by him, grateful we had a chance to bask in his magic. 



 

European Wax Center’s “Experts in Wax” Cosmetology or Esthetics Scholarship -  Fall 2022


As “Experts in Wax, Champions in Confidence”, European Wax Center (EWC) knows one reservation with us can help transform a guest’s mood, day or even their perception of themselves. Through our innovation and expertise every person that walks through our door leaves feeling like their best self. And at the very heart of this, is our Wax Specialist, whose training, skill, and knowledge elevate and enhance the guest experience.


We’re committed to discovering and refining the kind of talent needed to become a great Wax Specialist—because great Wax Specialists and their expertise help our guests reveal beautiful skin and feel like their true selves.


Because we believe the right education is key, European Wax Center is partnering with Beauty Changes Lives to offer the “Experts in Wax” Scholarship, which is intended to provide an educational opportunity for all current or newly enrolled students of an esthetics or cosmetology program at an accredited school in the U.S. to help offset the cost of tuition. These scholarships help the recipients refine their skills, embrace a career in the personal care industry and become the experts we know they can be so they can help bring out the confidence in their clients.


Award Amount | # of Recipients
Three (3) $3,000 scholarships.
Fall 2022 season open from September 1 - November 30, 2022. (11:59 pm PST)

Application Qualifications
European Wax Center’s “Experts in Wax” Scholarship requires the following qualifications to be eligible:

  • Must be a new or currently enrolled student in a cosmetology or esthetics program that leads 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 or institution.

Application Requirements
1. Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment in a cosmetology or esthetics program from an accredited school or institution. Upload a copy of a progress report, or official acceptance letter from the school.
2. Upload two (2) photos of your work showcasing a before-and-after transformation of a brow service.
3. Submit a 3-minute MAXIMUM, YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:

  • What does it mean to be an “expert” when it comes to your career?
  • Tell us about the moment when you were certain that a career in esthetics or cosmetology was your calling. What challenges did you overcome to get here?
  • How will receiving this scholarship impact your life?

Frequently Asked Questions


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European Wax Center “Experts in Wax, Champions in Confidence” Fall 2022 Scholarship Program

Scholarship

European Wax Center “Experts in Wax, Champions in Confidence” 2022 Scholarship Program and will be awarded through the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation.

Award Amount | # of Recipients

$20,000 total award for 2022

$10,000 x 2 Recipients

Fall Season starting September 22 – October 21, 2022

Scholarship Description & Award Information

As “Experts in Wax, Champions in Confidence”, European Wax Center (EWC) knows one reservation with us can help transform a guest’s mood, day or even their perception of themselves. Through our innovation and expertise every person that walks through our door leaves feeling like their best self. And at the very heart of this, is our Wax Specialist, whose training, skill, and knowledge elevate and enhance the guest experience.

We’re committed to discovering and refining the kind of talent needed to become a great Wax Specialist—because great Wax Specialists and their expertise help our guests reveal beautiful skin and feel like their true selves.

Because we believe the right education is key, European Wax Center is partnering with Beauty Changes Lives to offer the “Experts in Wax, Champions in Confidence” Scholarship, which is intended to provide an educational opportunity for EWC associates (eligible to both franchised and corporate center employed associates) currently or newly enrolled students of an esthetics or cosmetology program at an accredited school in the U.S. to help offset the cost of tuition. These scholarships help our associates refine their skills, further embrace a career in the personal care industry and become the experts we know they can be so they can help bring out the confidence in others.

Applicant Qualifications

The “Experts in Wax, Champions in Confidence” scholarship is open to EWC associates (eligible to both franchised and corporate employed associates) only who must be employed by an EWC center (franchised or corporate locations) for at least six (6) months at the time application submission (verified by the Franchisee owner).

In addition, applicants must be either currently enrolled or accepted into an accredited esthetician or cosmetology license program. Applicant must provide proof of enrollment by November 19, 2022. Scholarships are paid directly to the designated school once recipient has completed 50% of their program.

Application Requirements

1. Complete online application and submit required employment and accredited school verification.

2. Submit a 3-minute MAXIMUM, YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:

  • When did you know you wanted to become a Wax Specialist at EWC?
  • What do you love about the brand?
  • How would winning this scholarship change your life?


 


 

Diversity 



L’Oréal Professionnel "Empowering Diversity" (BIPOC) Cosmetology Scholarship 

Award Amount | # of Recipients
One (1) $5,000 Scholarship
Applications accepted for the Fall Season from September 1 - November 30, 2022.  (11:59 pm PST)


Scholarship Description & Award Information
L’Oréal Professionnel prides itself on demonstrating one of their core values to support diversity and equality within the hairdressing profession, the scholarship awards up to $5,000 in tuition funding for students enrolled or accepted in a cosmetology program at any accredited institution whose service demonstrates a commitment to justice, equity, and diversity.


This scholarship will be offered annually to those interested in a career in the professional beauty industry. In addition, each winner is eligible to be included into a mentoring / coaching program designed for cosmetology students during their time in school and for 1 year POST Graduation.


The Empowering Diversity Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Sheena Coleman, a much-loved member of the L’Oréal Professionnel Education Team who sadly passed away in 2020. Sheena’s love and passion for educating and inspiring others will live on as we dedicate the Empowering Diversity Scholarship in her memory.


Applicant Qualifications

  • The applicants must identify as Black, Indigenous, or Persons of Color (BIPOC).
  • This scholarship is open to new or currently enrolled students in a cosmetology program that leads to licensure at an accredited school 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.
  • Family members of L’Oréal Professionnel, Elevate Salon Institute or the Franchisor are not eligible for this scholarship. Past winners of LP Scholarships cannot apply.

Application Requirements

  1. Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment for a cosmetology program with uploading your: progress report, or official acceptance letter from your school.
  2. Submit a 3-minute maximum, YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:
  • When was the moment you decided a career in beauty was your passion?
  • What can the industry do better to support diversity and equality within the profession?
  • Who is a role model you look up to that makes you strive to be the best at your craft?

Frequently Asked Questions


Loreal 



L’Oréal Professionnel Elevate Salon Institute (ESI) Cosmetology Student Scholarship

The ESI Cosmetology Student Scholarship program is for cosmetology students currently enrolled in an Elevate Salon Institute partner school.


Award Amount | # of Recipients
One (1) $10,000 Scholarship
Fall 2022 season open from September 1 - November 30, 2022. (11:59 pm PST)


Applicant Qualifications
The ESI Cosmetology Student Scholarship for students enrolled or accepted in a cosmetology program at any of the Elevate Salon Schools in the U.S. 

In addition, each winner is eligible to be included into a mentoring / coaching program designed for cosmetology students during their time in school and for 1 year POST Graduation.

  • Must be a new or currently enrolled student in a cosmetology program at an Elevate Salon Institute within 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.
  • Family members of L’Oréal Professionnel, Elevate Salon Institute or the Franchisor are not eligible for this scholarship. Past winners of LP Scholarships cannot apply.

Application Requirements

  1. Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment From an Elevate Salon Institute by uploading your: progress report, or official acceptance letter from an ESI School.
  2. Submit a 3-minute maximum, YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:
  • Describe the moment that sparked your interest in a career in beauty?
  • Why did you choose to attend Elevate Salon Institute?
  • Give an example of how you helped transform someone’s appearance that complimented their personality and gave them more confidence?

About L'Oreal
Since 1909, L’Oréal has devoted itself solely to one business: beauty. It is a business rich in meaning, as it enables all individuals to express their personalities, gain self-confidence and feel confident to others. Our passion continues to grow deeper. Today our goal remains unchanged: to empower beautiful transformations and create products that inspire confidence.
Frequently Asked Questions


Inspiration 

 
L’Oréal Professionnel “Inspiration through Education” Cosmetology Scholarship

Award Amount | # of Recipients
One (1) $5,000 Scholarship
Fall 2022 season opens from September 1 - November 30, 2022


Scholarship Description & Award Information
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 professional proof, inspiring education, creating trends and pioneer research showcase that our brand aspires to empower our salon partners and artists to succeed. The scholarship awards up to $5,000 in tuition funding for students enrolled or accepted in a cosmetology program at any accredited institution.

In addition, each winner is eligible to be included into a mentoring / coaching program designed for cosmetology students during their time in school and for 1 year POST Graduation.

Applicant Qualifications

  • This scholarship is open to new or currently enrolled students in a cosmetology program that leads to licensure at an accredited school 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.
  • Family members of L’Oréal Professionnel or the Franchisor are not eligible for this scholarship. Past winners of LP Scholarships cannot apply.

Application Requirements

  1. Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment for a cosmetology program with uploading your: progress report, or official acceptance letter from your school.
  2. Submit a 3-minute maximum, YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:
  • What is your dream job and what does that look like once you graduate?
  • Why is education essential now and throughout your career to achieve your goals and succeed?
  • Name someone within the beauty industry that inspires and motivates you to continue to learn?

Frequently Asked Questions



The Jerry Alexander Gorman Foundation “The Passion to Succeed” Student Scholarship
All Disciplines: Cosmetology, Hair Design, Barbering, Esthetics and Nail Technology Students


Jerry Alexander Gorman lived a life dedicated to his passion for the professional beauty industry. As a young man, with a new family to support, he took evening classes to become a licensed cosmetologist, while working full-time during the day. His perseverance for success did not stop there. After working for years as a hairdresser, he soon opened his first salon, and many years later became a national sales manager for a major manufacturer of salon and home beauty products. After years of experience, he channeled his love for the industry and decided to give back by becoming a successful and beloved educator.

In that spirit, his family formed the Jerry Alexander Gorman Foundation in his memory in 2015. The foundation was created with its main emphasis on awarding scholarships for students, specifically to those living in lower income families, to support their education to any discipline within the professional beauty industry.


Scholarship Description & Award Information

The Jerry Alexander Gorman Foundation “The Passion to Succeed” Student Scholarship was formed to support those in need to achieve their goal of becoming a licensed professional. The scholarship will be awarded through the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation and is open to newly accepted or currently enrolled students in a cosmetology, barbering, hair design, esthetics or nail technology program that leads to licensure in the U.S.

Award Amount | # of Recipients

Three (3) $3,300 Scholarships
Scholarship submissions will be accepted during the Fall 2022 season from September 1 - November 30, 2022.

Applicant Qualifications

  • Must be a newly accepted or currently enrolled student in a cosmetology, barbering, hair design, esthetics or nail technology program that leads 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 / acceptance in a cosmetology, barbering, hair design, esthetics or nail technology program at an accredited school or institution. You must upload either an enrollment document, official acceptance letter, or progress report from your school.
  2. Submit a three-minute maximum YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:
  • Jerry Gorman had a passion for the industry, and he overcame many obstacles to make his dream a reality. What obstacles have you faced on your journey?
  • Why do you want to make a career in the professional beauty industry? What part of the industry drives your passion? What made you choose this profession?
  • What financial constraints have affected your ability to follow your dream? How will this scholarship be beneficial to your success?




 

The Wella Company “Look, Feel and Be Your True Self” Cosmetology Student Scholarship

Launched over 140 years ago by hairdresser and beauty professional, Franz Stroher, the Wella Company has developed into a leading beauty company compromised of a family of iconic brands.  Wella Company is one of the world’s leading beauty companies, comprised of a family of iconic brands such as Wella Professionals, Clairol, OPI, Nioxin and GHD. With 6,000 employees globally, presence in over 100 countries. Their vision is to support professionals in helping their clients look, feel, and be their true selves.


Award Amount | # of Recipients
Two (2) $6,000 Scholarships
Scholarships will be awarded during the Fall 2022 season from September 1 - November 30, 2022.


Applicant Qualifications

  • Must be a new or currently enrolled student in a cosmetology program from an accredited school/institution within the U.S. and Canada.
  • The applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older by the start date of the program.

Application Requirements

  1. Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment / acceptance in a cosmetology program. You must upload either an enrollment document, official acceptance letter, or progress report from the school.
  2. Submit a three-minute maximum YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:
  • How has your decision to pursue a career in the professional beauty industry fit in with the Wella vision to Look, Feel and be Your True Self?
  • The Wella Company strives on being innovators to empower and inspire professionals to bring out the best in their clients. How do you empower and inspire those around you?
  • At Wella Company our VALUES are Collaborative, Creative, Courageous, Connected and Committed. Which of the five C’s resonates with you and why?




 
OPI's "Round Yourself in Color" scholarship will be awarded through the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation and is open to newly accepted or currently enrolled students in a nail technology program that leads to licensure in the U.S. or Canada.


Award Amount | # of Recipients
Three (3) $2,000 Scholarships
Scholarships will be awarded for the Fall 2022 season open from September 1 - November 30, 2022.


Applicant Qualifications
The OPI “Round Yourself in Color” Student Scholarship applicant qualifications are:
· Must be a new or currently enrolled student in a nail technology program from an accredited school/institution within the U.S. and Canada.
· The applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older by the start date of the program.


Application Requirements
1. Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment / acceptance in a nail technology program. You must upload either an enrollment document, official acceptance letter, or progress report from the 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):

  • Name a nail art beauty influencer that inspires you; how do you hope to inspire the next generation of nail artists?
  • How will OPI’s “Round Yourself in Color” scholarship help you achieve your goals?
  • If you could name a future, best-selling OPI lacquer that would describe your best self - what would it be – use your imagination!


ABOUT OPI
As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI, a division of The Wella Company, is committed to providing high-quality products and services with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors, and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting, and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers.
Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and offers a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, and acrylics. OPI places a strong emphasis on corporate social responsibility by raising funds and awareness for numerous charities through retail partnerships and grassroots philanthropic initiatives.







  
Horst Rechelbacher Foundation’s “Sustainable Beginnings” Cosmetology / Barbering 2022 scholarships will be awarded through the Beauty Changes Lives Organization.

Award Amount | # of Recipients

Five (5) $3,500 scholarships are available during our Fall 2022 season open from September 1 – November 30, 2022.

Scholarship Description
Horst Rechelbacher founded the Aveda Corporation, a global plant-based cosmetic company, & ushered a new consciousness into the world of beauty. Two decades later, he shifted focus to Intelligent Nutrients, a health & beauty company that lives to the highest standards of certified organic ingredients to sustainable plant-based chemistry. All of Horst’s innovations revolved around beauty products that would care for professionals, their guests & the planet through the power of pure flower & plant essences.
Horst’s entrepreneurial vision is to create successful businesses in partnership with nature. As he puts it, “Business can be a solution to our planet’s crisis rather than the problem. We are at the threshold of the Sustainable Evolution, and I believe it will be even greater than the industrial revolution. It is a very exciting time for innovative thinkers and future-minded entrepreneurs, who I call ‘Ecopreneurs.’
This scholarship is for prospective or currently enrolled students of the beauty industry. The “Sustainable Beginnings” scholarship is designed to financially support those seeking licensure in the fields of cosmetology or barbering.

Applicant Qualifications

  • This scholarship is open to new or currently enrolled students in a cosmetology/barbering program that leads to licensure at an accredited school 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 for a cosmetology/barbering program with uploading your: progress report, or official acceptance letter from your school.
  2. Submit a three-minute MAXIMUM, YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:
  • Describe why environmental sustainability is important to you.
  • Describe one step that you have taken to help decrease waste.
  • After researching Horst Rechelbacher, what passions do you have in common with him?


 


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The Sage Michaela Lucas Timing is Everything scholarship is generously funded by Circadia, a pioneer in the science of chronobiology and skincare. The Sage Michaela Lucas Timing is Everything award celebrates diversity, inclusivity, and affirmation.
The scholarship is open to esthetics students enrolled in an accredited program and who identify as black, indigenous or persons of color (BIPOC). The scholarship grant targets esthetic students pursuing a career in aesthetics, skincare formulation and/or cosmetic chemistry.


Scholarship:
3 (three) $5,000 tuition scholarships

Fall 2022 season open from September 1 - November 30, 2022.

Applicant Qualifications

  • The applicants must identify as a person of color to qualify: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color).
  • This scholarship is open to new or currently enrolled students in an esthetics 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/institution.

Application Requirements

  1. Complete the online application and submit proof of enrollment for an esthetics program by uploading a copy of an acceptance letter, progress report, or official letter from your school.
  2. Submit a three-minute maximum, YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:
  • If you were to win this scholarship, how do you plan to “pay it forward” once they have entered the industry to inspire the next generation of BIPOC hopefuls who have similar goals?
  • Name a person in the beauty industry that you know personally or follow-on social media that motivates you or positively impacts you to stay committed to your dreams despite obstacles. Explain what is it about their story that gives you the most hope in your own career?
  • Describe challenges you have overcome or life changing situations that turned to valuable lessons. What did you learn about yourself and how did you grow from these situations?



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Horst Rechelbacher Foundation’s “Sustainable Beginnings” Esthetics 2022 programs will be awarded through the Beauty Changes Lives Organization. 

Award Amount | # of Recipients 

Two (2) $2,500 scholarships are available during our Fall 2022 season open from September 1 – November 30, 2022.

Scholarship Description

In 1978, Horst Rechelbacher founded the Aveda Corporation, a global plant-based cosmetic company, & ushered a new consciousness into the world of beauty. Two decades later, he shifted focus to Intelligent Nutrients, a health & beauty company that lives to the highest standards of certified organic ingredients to sustainable plant-based chemistry. All of Horst’s innovations revolved around beauty products that would care for professionals, their guests & the planet through the power of pure flower & plant essences.
Horst’s entrepreneurial vision is to create successful businesses in partnership with nature. As he puts it, “Business can be a solution to our planet’s crisis rather than the problem. We are on the threshold of Sustainable Evolution, and I believe it will be even greater than the industrial revolution. It is a very exciting time for innovative thinkers and future-minded entrepreneurs, who I call ‘Ecopreneurs.’
This scholarship is for prospective or currently enrolled students of the beauty industry. The “Sustainable Beginnings” scholarship is designed to financially support those seeking licensure in the field of esthetics.


Applicant Qualifications

  • Must be a new or currently enrolled student in an esthetics program that leads 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 for an esthetics program with uploading your: progress report, or official acceptance letter from your school.

2. Submit a three-minute MAXIMUM, YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:

  • Describe why environmental sustainability is important to you.
  • Describe one step that you have taken to help decrease waste.
  • After researching Horst Rechelbacher, what passions do you have in common with him?



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JCS Beauty “Nourish & Shine® BIPOC Cosmetology Student Scholarship


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.


Award Amount | # of Recipients
Two (2) $5,000 scholarships are available during our Fall 2022 season.
Fall season open from September 1 - November 30, 2022.

Applicant Qualifications
The JCS Beauty Nourish & Shine®️ 2022 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 cosmetology program at the accredited school or institution.

Application Requirements

  1. Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment in a cosmetology program in an accredited school/institution. Upload a copy of a progress report, or official acceptance letter from the school.
  2. Submit a three-minute maximum, YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions:
  • How do you see beauty and/or hair as a tool for social change and how do you intend to make an impact?
  • JCS Beauty Nourish & Shine®️ seeks 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?


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