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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  students currently enrolled or accepted in an accredited esthetics program, who identify as black, indigenous or persons of color (BIPOC). The scholarship grant targets esthetic students pursuing a career in skincare formulation and/or cosmetic chemistry.
Award Amount: $5,000 tuition scholarships per awardee
Award Timing:Three (3) awardees during fall 2021 season open from September 1 – November 30, 2021.
Applicant Qualifications: The applicant must identify as a person of color to qualify: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or person of color). The scholarship is open to esthetics students enrolled or accepted into an accredited program that leads to licensure in the U.S. or Canada.
Judging: A panel of judges representing the professional skincare sector will evaluate applicant's video submissions and select winners.
Application Requirements: 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 (must include name of school and your first and last name).
Submit answers to questions (a) (b) and (c) via a 3-minute (maximum length) public facing YouTube video:
A.)If you were to win this scholarship, how do you plan to “pay it forward” once you have entered the industry and inspire the next generation of BIPOC hopefuls with similar goals?
B.) Name a person in the beauty industry you either know personally or follow on social media, that motivates you to stay committed to your dreams.  Explain how their story gives you hope about your career.
C.) Describe challenges you have overcome or life changing situations that turned into valuable lessons. What did you learn about yourself and how did you grow from these situations?

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