Welcome to the Beauty Changes Lives Scholarship Application Portal!

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Derm 


DERMALOGICA '"NEW BEGINNINGS" ESTHETICS SCHOLARSHIP 2021

Dermalogica has generously funded the “New Beginnings” Esthetics Scholarship 2021. Founded in 1986 by Jane Wurwand, out of a desire to provide skin therapists with best-in-class products and education, Dermalogica has grown to become the #1 choice of skin care for professionals worldwide. It's mission, rooted in education is to inspire women in underserved communities to develop the skills they need to be independent.

Dermalogica's “New Beginnings" Esthetics Scholarship is open to BIPOC students who are newly accepted or currently enrolled in an esthetics program at a *Dermalogica partner school. 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 2021 | $5,000 x 4 Recipients (total)
(2) for spring 2021, open from June 1 – August 31, 2021

 (2) for fall 2021, open from September 1 – November 30, 2021.

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

Applicant Qualifications
· Must be a currently enrolled (or a newly accepted student) in a Dermalogica partner school, leading to licensure in the U.S.
· Applicant must identify as a person of color to qualify.
· Applicant must submit proof of enrollment in an esthetics program by uploading an acceptance letter, progress report, or official school letter.

Application Requirements.
·Complete the online application and submit proof of enrollment for an esthetics program.
·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):

a) Describe how receiving this scholarship would impact your life. What are your short-term and long-term goals?
b)  Why is esthetics your passion? How has your experience with your own skin shaped your passion?
c) 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.





EWC 


European Wax Center "Experts In Wax" Scholarship

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.

Application Requirements

1. Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment for a cosmetology or esthetics program with uploading your: acceptance letter, progress report, or official letter from your school.

2. Upload two (2) photos of your work showcasing a before-and-after transformation of a brow service.

3. Submit answers to questions (a-c) via a 3-minute video (if the video exceeds the 3-minute requirement the application will be automatically declined):

a) What does being an "expert" mean to you when it comes to your career?

b) 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?

c) How will receiving this scholarship impact your life?




L'Oreal 5k Empowerment all schools 


L’Oréal's Professionnel Empowerment Scholarship

Award Amount | # of Recipients

$5,000 in Tuition for 1 (One) Recipient | Summer Season

Applications Accepted June 1 – August 31, 2021

Scholarship Description & Award Information

2021 kicks off L’Oréal's Professionnel Empowerment Scholarship celebrating inclusivity and diversity in the hairdressing profession. The scholarship awards $5,000 in tuition funding for BIPOC students enrolled or accepted into any accredited cosmetology school throughout the U.S. 

The scholarship will be offered annually to those interested in a career in hairdressing. 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.

This year the L’Oréal Professionnel Empowerment 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 scholarship  to her memory.

Applicant Qualifications

The L’Oreal Professionnel Empowering Scholarship (All Schools)

· This scholarship is open to BIPOC students newly accepted or currently enrolled in a cosmetology program leading to licensure at an accredited school in the U.S.

· The scholarship is open to students who identify as a person of color whose service demonstrates a commitment to justice, equity and diversity. Beyond demonstrating their commitment to these principles, applicants will be evaluated based on academic achievement, community involvement and financial need.

· Family members of L’Oreal 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 length, public YouTube video answering the following  three  (3) questions (if the video exceeds the 3-minute requirement the application will be declined):

a. Explain the moment  you were certain that a career in cosmetology was your calling.

b. How do you plan to include, in your daily practice, ways in which to be inclusive and respectful of everyone?

c. What does it mean to you to be entering the beauty community with the support of the L’Oreal Professionnel family?


L'Oreal 20k ESI 


L’Oréal Professionnel Empowerment Scholarship

(Elevate Salon Institutes)

Award Amount | # of Recipients

Up to $20,000 in Tuition for 1 (One) Recipient | Summer Season 2021

Applications Accepted June 1 – August 31, 2021

Scholarship Description & Award Information

2021 kicks off the L’Oreal Professionnel Empowerment Scholarship. Reflecting core values of diversity and equity in the hairdressing profession, the scholarship awards up to $20,000 in tuition funding for BIPOC students enrolled or accepted into any Elevate Salon Institute location throughout the U.S.

This scholarship will be offered annually to those interested in a career in hairdressing. 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.

This year the Empowering Diversity Scholarship will be 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 to her memory.

Applicant Qualifications

The L’Oreal Professionnel Empowerment Scholarship (Elevate Salon Institutes)

· This scholarship will be available to anyone who identifies as a person of color.

· This scholarship is open to new or currently enrolled students in a cosmetology program that leads to licensure at an Elevate Salon Institute in the U.S.

· Celebrating diversity, the scholarship is open to students who identify as a person of color whose service demonstrates a commitment to justice, equity and diversity. Beyond demonstrating their commitment to these principles, applicants will be evaluated based on academic achievement, community involvement, financial need and their commitment to entering the hairdressing profession as a member of the L’Oreal Professionnel family.

· Family members of L’Oreal 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 in a cosmetology program at any Elevate Salon Institute location throughout the U.S.  Upload either of the following: progress report, or official acceptance letter from your school.

2. Submit answers to questions (a-c) via a 3-minute maximum, public YouTube video (if the video exceeds the 3-minute requirement the application will be declined):

a. Explain the moment when you were certain that a career in cosmetology was your calling.

b. Tell us the way in which you currently give back to your community.

c. What does it mean to you to be entering the beauty community as a member of the L’Oreal Professionnel family



L'Oreal ESI 5k 


L'Oreal Elevate Salon Institute (ESI) Student Scholarship I Summer 2021

The ESI Cosmetology Student Scholarship will be available to students who are attending a cosmetology program at an ESI school partner school.

Award Amount | # of Recipients

Tiered scholarship awarding (3) three different winners up to $2500.00 each. The three (3) scholarships will be awarded during our Summer 2021 season open from June 1 – August 31, 2021

Application Requirements

Must be new or currently enrolled student in a cosmetology program at an Elevate Salon Institute

  • Must possess at least an 85% GPA, 90% attendance record with no-show/no-call days on record 
  •  Must be a high school graduate or possess a General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  •  Must be a United States Citizen 
  •  Must upload proof of enrollment i.e.: acceptance letter or progress report from school

Submit a 3-minute maximum length, public YouTube video answering the following 3 questions (if the video exceeds the 3-minute requirement the application will be declined): 

A.) Explain the moment when you were certain that a career in cosmetology was your calling.

B.) Why did you choose to attend Elevate Salon Institute?

C.) Tell us about your career goals.

About L’Oréal

For more than a century, 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 open up to others. Our passion continues to grow deeper. Today our goal remains unchanged: to empower beautiful transformations and create products that inspire confidence.




  

The “Art of Haircutting” scholarship is for students that love hair cutting, the true architecture aspect of cosmetology. Show our judges your 3 favorite haircuts for a chance to win this exciting scholarship category.


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

Qualifications:

  • This Scholarship is open to new and current students.
  • Students must provide proof of acceptance and/or proof of attendance at an accredited beauty school.
  • Students must be accepted or currently enrolled in a program to qualify for this scholarship.

Application Requirements: Application must include three (3) before & after photos of your artistic haircutting work on a mannequin, client, friends or family showing your creative abilities

Submit a 3-minute maximum, YouTube video with a public URL answering the following questions (if the video exceeds the 3-minute requirement the application will be declined)

(A.) Please describe your creative vision for the photos of your work and why hairdressing is your passion. 

(B.) What are the top 3 reasons you’ve decided to pursue a career in beauty? 

(C.) How will receiving this scholarship impact your life?


 



 

Arnie 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


Qualifications: 

  • This Scholarship is open to new and current students in a cosmetology program. 
  • Students must provide proof of acceptance and/or proof of attendance at an accredited beauty school. 
  • Students must be accepted or currently enrolled in a program to qualify for these scholarships.


Application Requirements: Application must include three (3) before & after photos of your artistic work on a mannequin, client, friends or family showing your creative abilities. 

Submit a 3-minute maximum, YouTube video with a public URL answering the following questions (if the video exceeds the 3-minute requirement the application will be declined):

(A.) Describe your creative vision for the photos of your work.

(B.) 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.

(C.) Tell us why having a “Find-A-Way Attitude” will help advance your cosmetology career.



 



  

Do you love the art of dressing hair? The “Art of Hairdressing” is one of three new artistic scholarships offered in 2021. 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.

Qualifications: 

  • This Scholarship is open to new and current students.
  • Students must provide proof of acceptance and/or proof of attendance at an accredited beauty school.
  • Students must be accepted or currently enrolled in a program to qualify for this scholarship.

Application Requirements: Application must include three (3) before & after photos of your artistic hairdressing work on a mannequin, client, friends or family showing your creative abilities

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):
(A.) Please describe your creative vision for the photos of your work and why hairdressing is your passion.
(B.) What are the top 3 reasons you’ve decided to pursue a career in beauty?
(C.) How will receiving this scholarship impact your life?

 



  

Sydell 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: One (1) Tuition Scholarship, up to $7,500
Qualifications: 

  • This Scholarship is open to newly accepted and currently enrolled students. 
  • Students must provide proof of acceptance and/or proof of attendance at an accredited beauty school. 
  • Students must be accepted or currently enrolled in a program to qualify for this scholarship.


Application Requirements: Application must include two (2) before-and-after photos of an esthetics treatment, make-up application, or eyebrow cleanup.

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):

(A.) Please describe your creative vision for the photos of your work and why esthetics is your passion.
(B.) 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?
(C.) How will receiving this scholarship impact your life?



 



  

MILLER ART OF HAIRCOLORING SCHOLARSHIP 2021

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 3 favorite hair coloring techniques for a chance to win this scholarship category.

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


Qualifications:

  • This Scholarship is open to newly accepted and current students in a cosmetology program.
  • Students must provide proof of acceptance and/or proof of attendance at an accredited beauty school.


Application Requirements: Application must include three (3) before & after photos of your artistic hair coloring work on a mannequin, client, friends or family showing your creative abilities

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)

(A.) Please describe your creative vision for the photos of your work and why hairdressing is your passion.  

(B.) What are the top 3 reasons you’ve decided to pursue a career in beauty? 

(C.) How will receiving this scholarship impact your life?

OPI 


OPI'S  "A GREAT OPERA-TUNITY" STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP 2021

OPI's "A Great Opera-Tunity" scholarship will be awarded through the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation and is open to newly accepted or currently enrolled POC students in a nail technology program that leads to licensure in the U.S. or Canada.  To qualify, applicants must identify as a person of color.

Award Amount | # of Recipients

$36,000 Total Donation / twelve (12) $3,000 scholarships will be available during our 2021 and 2022 scholarship years.

Summer Season 2021– four (4) $3,000 scholarships available / Open from: June 1, 2021 – August 31, 2021

Fall Season 2021– four (4) $3,000 scholarships available / Open from: September 1, 2021 – November 30, 2021

Winter Season 2022– four (4) $3,000 scholarships available / Open from: December 1, 2021 – February 28, 2022


Applicant Requirements

  • The OPI  "A Great Opera-tunity scholarship is open to newly accepted or currently enrolled POC students in a nail technology program leading to licensure in the U.S. or Canada.  To qualify, applicants must identify as a person of color.

Application Requirements -

  • 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 your school.

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):

A. Name a nail art beauty  influencer that inspires you; how do you hope to inspire the next   generation of nail artists? 

B. How will OPI’s “Opera-tunity” scholarship help you achieve your goals?

C. 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.




Mentorship Matters is a program dedicated to strengthening the confidence and skill set of newly licensed professionals who are 1-5 years into their career and are past Beauty Changes Lives scholarship awardees.

Our objective is to unite the industry in building a community where professionals receive the inspiration, encouragement and skills needed to achieve their career goals.

Select applicants will receive a one-on-one personalized, digital mentorship over a 6-month period. The mentorship program is offered to past scholarship winners with 1-5 years of experience only. You must apply by filling out the application. If selected, you will be matched with a mentor in your trade and receive 6 coaching sessions over 6 months (1x per month) at an agreed upon time. Coaching will be facilitated digitally via Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts, Phone Calls, and email communication.


If you haven't started an application follow these steps:
To begin your application click on the application below you're looking to start and are eligible for, and click "apply now", or blue arrow ">" if you're on a mobile device. 

  1. You can click "Save Draft" on your application if you'd like to pause and revisit or complete at a later date. 
  2. If you are not eligible for an application you started you'll receive a message informing you, "sorry you are not eligible".  

If you have already started an application, follow these steps:
Once you have submitted an application, you can check the status of your submission by logging in to your Submittable account. 

  1. For more information, see this help article on submission statuses
  2. If you’ve lost or forgotten your password, follow the instructions here.  

*** If you need assistance using Submittable please contact their support here. ***Check beautychangeslives.org for updates and more information. Thank you and GOOD LUCK!

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