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BABOR, a global leader in professional skincare, is generously funding four scholarships for black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) pursuing careers in the professional beauty industry. The new BABOR Breaking Boundaries Esthetics Scholarship is administered by the non-profit Beauty Changes Lives.
Embracing the spirit of BABOR, the BABOR Breaking Boundaries scholarship celebrates inclusivity, diversity and the many pathways to career satisfaction available to licensed professionals. The tuition scholarships open educational doors of opportunity that prepare students  to meet spa employers’ demand for estheticians, massage therapists and beauty professionals.
Award Amount: Four (4) $3,125 esthetics tuition scholarships will be awarded annually in 2021 and 2022.
Award Timing: Two (2) scholarships will be available during our spring season March 1 – May 31, 2021.
Two (2) scholarships will be available during our spring season September 1 – November 30, 2021.

Applicant Qualifications: The BABOR Breaking Boundaries Esthetics Scholarship will be available exclusively to Black, Indigenous, People of Color in 2021. The applicants must identify as a person of color to qualify.
This scholarship is open to students currently enrolled or newly accepted into an Esthetics program in 2021 leading to licensure in the U.S. or Canada.
Application Requirements: Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment or acceptance to an esthetics program by uploading a legible copy of either: acceptance letter, progress report, or official letter from your school (must include name of school and your name).
Submit answers to question (a) and either question (b) or (c) via a 3-minute (maximum) public facing YouTube video:  A.)We want you to unleash your full potential. Please describe a time when you overcame the odds in a situation and what were the results. B.) Why is skincare your passion? What do you hope to achieve in your career after Esthetic school? C.) True beauty is personal. How will you break the boundaries of what society thinks is “beautiful”?

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