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Moroccanoil “Courage to Dream” Cosmetology Student Scholarship 

The Moroccanoil “Courage to Dream” Scholarship was created to honor and encourage the education of anyone who has overcome overwhelming obstacles that have prevented them from pursuing their dream of a career in beauty. The scholarship recognizes the perseverance, tenacity and grit that distinguish so many beauty professionals’ paths to success. Whether a health burden, challenging life circumstances or other hardship, the obstacles along the path can fuel a professional’s journey to success. This scholarship recognizes and celebrates those who believe their craft can make a difference and are willing to push through barriers to achieve their dream of a career in beauty. 

Award Amount | # of Recipients 

$15,000 total awards | $5,000 x 3 Recipients (total) 2023

$10,000 total awards | $5,000 x 2 Recipients (total) 2024 

Three (3) $5,000 for the Fall season, open September 1 – November 1, 2023

One (1) $5,000 for the Spring season, open March 1 – May 31, 2024

One (1) $5,000 for the Fall season, open September 1 – November 1, 2024

Applicant Qualifications

  • Must be a currently enrolled (or a newly accepted student) in an accredited school/institution cosmetology program, leading to licensure 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/institution.

Application Requirements

1. Complete online application and submit proof of enrollment from an accredited school/institution cosmetology program, leading to licensure in the U.S. 

2. Application must include three (3) photos (BEFORE & AFTER) of your artistic work on a mannequin, client or friends and family showing your creative abilities.

3. 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): 

  1. Describe a situation where you’ve displayed immense courage and found the energy to persevere against all odds. 
  2. Include a description of what having the “courage to dream” means to you.


Inspired by the Mediterranean, the Moroccanoil brand comes to life through our iconic turquoise packaging and signature fragrance, for an exotic experience that transports the senses. Our first product, the original Moroccanoil Treatment, pioneered oil-infused haircare and created the worldwide buzz on argan oil. At the heart of our brand is the stylist community that inspires us to create effective and easy-to-use products. And today, our goal remains unchanged: to continue pioneering innovation in beauty, while using our platform to make a difference, through our PETA Beauty Without Bunnies Certification as a cruelty-free brand, certifying that we never test our products on animals, as well as other efforts to give back.    

Moroccanoil hair and body products are available at fine salons and retailers, spas, and online in over 80 countries worldwide. Visit us at Moroccanoil.com. For daily inspiration, follow @Moroccanoil on TikTok and Instagram; subscribe to our beauty tutorials on YouTube, and find us on Facebook! 



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