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Empowering Diversity 


L’Oréal Professionnel

Empowering Diversity Cosmetology Scholarship (POC)

Award Amount | # of Recipients

One (1) $5,000 Scholarship – Spring 2022

Applications Accepted March 1 - May 31, 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

  • 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 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 or 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:
  • 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


Kate Somerville + Foster Nation 



KATE SOMERVILLE + FOSTER NATION

“DEFY IMPOSSIBLE” SCHOLARSHIP


Scholarship Description & Award Information

Kate Somerville Skin Health Experts is committed to supporting Californian foster youth as they age out of the system-- providing resources, professional training, and mentorship to help make their dreams possible.

Having grown up in a home impacted by addiction, brand founder Kate knows firsthand the challenges young people face when one or both parents are unable to care for their family. As a teen, Kate left home, moving in with friends and sleeping on couches as she tried to find her way in the world. Kate’s life changed when she found a mentor who gave her unconditional love and support. She also taught her the value of believing in yourself. Kate knows how hard it is to find your place in the world without the security of family. She knows the power of having a helping hand and support at that critical age and personifies what’s possible when young adults have someone to believe in them. She recognizes the transformative power a career in the beauty industry had on her life - and is passionate about leveraging her platform to positively impact the lives of foster youth aging out of the system so they can pursue their dreams and make the impossible - possible.

Kate Somerville Skin Health Experts is partnering with Foster Nation to support foster youth as they age out of the system -- providing resources, professional training, and mentorship. As part of this partnership, the Kate Somerville + Foster Nation “Defy Impossible” Esthetics scholarship supports professional beauty career paths for foster youth. This scholarship is open to individuals aging out, or who have already aged out, of the foster care system and who are new or currently enrolled in an esthetics program at a recognized school. In addition to funding this scholarship, there may be opportunities for training at a Kate Somerville Skin Health Experts Clinic with a licensed skin therapist.

Scholarship Name:  Kate Somerville + Foster Nation “Defy Impossible” Esthetics Student Scholarship

Award Amount | # of Recipients

$15,000 each x 2 Recipients (total)

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

Applicant Qualifications

· The applicants must have spent any length of time in the foster care system before the age of 18 in the state of California.

· Must plan to enroll in an esthetics program at a licensed training school or program that leads to licensure.

· Must maintain at least an 85% GPA, 90% attendance record with no-show/no-call days on record through duration of program.

· Must be a United States Citizen living in California.

Application Requirements

1. Complete online application and upload requested information.

2. Upload proof of time spent in foster care – either a Ward of Court letter from the California Ombudsmen Office, or from your social worker.

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

  • Kate Somerville’s purpose is to heal skin and transform lives by making the impossible possible. We champion those who relentlessly chase their dreams. What challenges have you overcome and how have you relentlessly chased your dreams?
  • How will a career in beauty help you achieve those dreams?
  • Why is esthetics your passion? How has your experience with your skin shaped this passion?


L’Oréal Professionnel

ESI Cosmetology Student Scholarship

(Elevate Salon Institute)

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) $5,000 Scholarship – Spring 2022

Spring 2022 season open from March 1 - May 31, 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 or 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 – Spring 2022

Spring 2022 season opens from March 1 - May 31, 2022.  (11:59 pm PST)

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 or 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



 Dream Capital by Worth Up Alliance - Entrepreneurial Grant - Up to $10,000

Our generous sponsors have funded the “Dream Capital by Worth Up Alliance Entrepreneurial Grant” 2022. The Worth Up Alliance serves beauty entrepreneurs ready to take the next step in their career. The alliance supports successful hairdressers, barbers, make-up artists, estheticians, massage therapists and nail professionals who aspire to open a salon, spa or barbershop, formulate a product line, expand their business, make the leap from behind the chair to behind the scenes as an editorial stylist, or other notable career advance.

Entrepreneur Circle members will be selected to pitch their concepts to a panel of judges for a chance to receive up to $10,000 to start their business. In addition, the Dream Capital recipients will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with an industry elite mentor.

Scholarship Name: Dream Capital by Worth Up Alliance - Entrepreneurial Grant
Award Amount | # of Recipients
$20,000 in total awards for 2022
$10,000 | 1 Recipient
$5,000 | 2 Recipients

Awardees will also receive mentorship by a Worth Up Alliance Mentor.
Applications will be accepted from starting Saturday, April 16th through Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

Applicant Qualifications

  • Applicant must be a member of the Entrepreneurs Circle 
  • Applicant must hold a valid license in cosmetology, barbering, nails, esthetics, or massage therapy in the United States.
  • Applicant must be opening a new business.
  • Applicant must submit proof of banking information for the new business.
  • Applicant must submit proof of incorporation, either a copy of the Articles of Incorporation or the Federal Employee Identification Number or Federal Tax ID number for the new business.
  • Applicant must open new business within 6 months of receiving grant.

Application Requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • Submit a 3-minute MAXIMUM, YouTube video with a public link answering the following questions (if the video exceeds the 3-minute maximum length the application will be declined):

A. Describe how receiving this grant would impact your life and business plans. What are your short-term and long-term goals?
B. Why is entrepreneurship your passion?
C. Explain your business point of difference? What is unique about your business compared to others in the market?
D. How will you use your business to benefit your community?

What is Worth Up Alliance?
Founders Ted Gibson and Jason Backe were inspired to establish Worth Up Alliance based on their own careers as beauty entrepreneurs. Worth Up is uniting a coalition of change agents, dream makers and expert advisors committed to nurturing and empowering emerging Entrepreneurs through education, business coaching, mentoring, networking and start-up capital grants.





Cosmo 

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


Applications are accepted March 1, 2022 - May 31, 2022


Award Amount | $3,500 | Total # of  winners awarded: 5

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 or 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 3-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?

Frequently Asked Questions
 




 

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:

2 (two) $5,000 tuition scholarships

Spring 2022 season open from March 1 – May 31, 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 or institution.

· Students must provide proof of enrollment and/or proof of attendance in an esthetics program at an accredited school or institution.

Application Requirements:

1. Complete the online application and submit proof of enrollment for an esthetics program by uploading a legible copy of acceptance letter, progress report, or official letter from your school.

2. Submit a 3-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?

Frequently Asked Questions





 

Horst esthetics  


Horst Rechelbacher Foundation’s “Sustainable Beginnings” Esthetics 2022 programs will be awarded through the Beauty Changes Lives Organization.
Applications are accepted March 1 - May 31, 2022

Award Amount | # of Recipients $2,500 Winners awarded:  2

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

  • 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.
  • 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 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:

  • 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?

Frequently Asked Questions


Nourish and Shine 


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 Spring 2022 season.

Spring 2022 season open from March 1 – May 31, 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 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 or institution. Upload a copy of a progress report, or official acceptance letter from the school.

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

  • 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?

Frequently Asked Questions

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