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Art of Haircutting 







The “Art of Haircutting” scholarship is for students that love hair cutting, the true architecture aspect of cosmetology. Submit photos of your three (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 enrolled in a cosmetology program.
  • Students must provide proof of acceptance and/or proof of attendance at an accredited beauty school.
  • Students who graduate close to or during the judging process, must still have an open balance at time scholarship is awarded. All funds go to the school to cover any tuition still due. The funds do not go directly to the student to cover any outstanding expenses.

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 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):

  1. Please describe your creative vision for the photos of your work and why haircutting is your passion?
  2. What are the top three reasons you’ve decided to pursue a career in beauty?
  3. How will receiving this scholarship impact your life?

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

 


Find A Way 

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 enrolled in a cosmetology program.

Students must provide proof of acceptance and/or proof of attendance at an accredited beauty school.

Students who graduate close to or during the judging process, must still have an open balance at time scholarship is awarded. All funds go to the school to cover any tuition still due. The funds do not go directly to the student to cover any outstanding expenses.

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 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):

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.
 


Art of Haircoloring 


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.

Qualifications:

This Scholarship is open to new and current students enrolled in a cosmetology program.

Students must provide proof of acceptance and/or proof of attendance at an accredited beauty school.

Students who graduate close to or during the judging process, must still have an open balance at time scholarship is awarded. All funds go to the school to cover any tuition still due. The funds do not go directly to the student to cover any outstanding expenses.

Application Requirements:

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

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):

1. Please describe your creative vision for the photos of your work and why haircoloring is your passion?

2. What are the top three reasons you’ve decided to pursue a career in beauty?

3. How will receiving this scholarship impact your life?

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


Art of Hairdressing 







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.

Qualifications:

This Scholarship is open to new and current students enrolled in a cosmetology program.

Students must provide proof of acceptance and/or proof of attendance at an accredited beauty school.

Students who graduate close to or during the judging process, must still have an open balance at time scholarship is awarded. All funds go to the school to cover any tuition still due. The funds do not go directly to the student to cover any outstanding expenses.

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 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):

1. Please describe your creative vision for the photos of your work and why hairdressing is your passion?

2. What are the top three reasons you’ve decided to pursue a career in beauty?

3. How will receiving this scholarship impact your life?

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


Total Image 

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:

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

Qualifications:

This Scholarship is open to new and current students enrolled in a cosmetology program.

Students must provide proof of acceptance and/or proof of attendance at an accredited beauty school.

Students who graduate close to or during the judging process, must still have an open balance at time scholarship is awarded. All funds go to the school to cover any tuition still due. The funds do not go directly to the student to cover any outstanding expenses.

Application Requirements:

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

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

1. Please describe your creative vision for the photos of your work and why esthetics is your passion.

2. 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?

3. How will receiving this scholarship impact your life?

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



OPI 


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 students in a nail technology program that leads to licensure in the U.S. or Canada.

Award Amount | # of Recipients

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

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

Qualifications:

The OPI “A Great Opera-tunity” scholarship is open to newly accepted or currently enrolled students in a nail technology program by an accredited institution leading to licensure in the U.S. or Canada.

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 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):

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

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

3. 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.

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