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OPI's "Round Yourself in Color" 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
One (1) $2,000 Scholarships

Scholarships will be awarded for the Spring 2024 opening on March 1 - May 31, 2024

Applicant Qualifications
 The OPI “Round Yourself in Color” Student Scholarship applicant qualifications are:

  • Must be a new or currently enrolled student in a nail technology program from an accredited school/institution within the U.S. and Canada.
  • The applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older by the start date of the program.

Application Requirements

  1. 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 the school.
  2. 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):
  • Name a nail art beauty influencer that inspires you; how do you hope to inspire the next generation of nail artists?
  • How will OPI’s “Round Yourself in Color” scholarship help you achieve your goals?
  • If you could name a future, best-selling OPI lacquer that would describe your best self - what would it be – use your imagination!

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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