Grants & Scholarships

The Beauty Industry Wants You!

McDougle Technical Institute and American Asssociation of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) partners with industry sponsors to offer scholarships and grants to deserving cosmetology students.More information and applications will be available on additional scholarships soon so check back often.

Beauty Changes Lives Scholarship
Beauty Changes Lives, the American Association of Cosmetology Schools and their partners are offering the chance to win a scholarship towards education to begin an exciting career in the beauty and wellness industry. Prospective students with a start date at a qualified cosmetology school can enter and 10 winners will receive a scholarship to pay for 50% of their tuition at a qualified school.

Licensed cosmetologists can win advanced education at Sassoon Academy. For more information go to BeautyChangesLives.org


OPI & AACS ACE Scholarship Program
As part of OPI’s ongoing scholarship program, 9 students annually who are attending AACS member schools will each be awarded a $500.00 scholarship from OPI. Students must be enrolled, or in the process of enrolling, in a cosmetology related program at an AACS member school to qualify. Winners will be selected based on an essay and one industry recommendation.

Click here to download an application.For more information contact Your New School at info@yournewschool.com


Sport Clips & American Crew ACE Scholarship Program
Through the ACE (Access to Cosmetology Education) Scholarship Program, up to 20 Cosmetology Students who are enrolled at an AACS member school, will each be awarded a $1,000 scholarship provided by Sport Clips/American Crew.

For any questions please send all inquiries to scacscholarshipform@gmail.com


The Alice Madden Barton Scholarship Program
A Great Clips Cosmetology School Scholarship for current students, high school students and anyone interested in cosmetology or barbering as a career can apply for a scholarship through the Alice Madden Barton Scholarship program. These scholarships can be used at any cosmetology or barbering school. The scholarships are given out twice a year in January and July to applicants who can demonstrate a passion for the craft and dedication to developing their skills. The deadlines for applications are June 30 and December 31.

For more information go to www.GreatClips.com/Stylists/Scholarship-Program


Beauty Schools Directory $2,500 Cosmetology Scholarship
Future students of the beauty disciplines – including cosmetology, barbering, esthetics and skin care, nail technology, makeup artistry and several others – can apply for these $2,500 scholarships for cosmetology school. This beauty school scholarship is awarded four times per year, and may be used at most schools nationwide. The scholarship recipient is selected from the pool of individuals who submit their scholarship applications before the deadline each quarter, and meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the rules. Deadlines: January 31, April 30, July 31 and October 31 each year.

For more information go to www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com.


The Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation
The Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation was established in 1994 by his wife of 39 years, Flo Francis, and the many people whom Joe Francis advised and mentored to their own success in the industry. The mission of the foundation is to help deserving students receive financial assistance for the professional training necessary to build successful, long-term careers in the cosmetology industry. Applications are accepted January 1st through June 1st each year.

For more information go to www.joefrancis.com


PBA|NCA – Sally Scholarship
Through the PBA | NCA (Professional Beauty Association | National Cosmetology Association) and Sally Beauty Supply, seven high school graduates will be awarded $1,000 scholarship. Students must be enrolled in cosmetology school to qualify.PBA | NCA – Sally Scholarship Application


Minerva Beauty ScholarshipMinerva Beauty, Inc. is a leading provider of salon equipment and is committed to supporting those working to enter the field of cosmetology. The Minerva Beauty Scholarship is offered to current students of an accredited cosmetology program who have completed a minimum of one semester and maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applications may be downloaded here.Minerva Beauty Scholarship – Five (5) $1,000 scholarships awardedStudent must have completed at least one semester, or one graded cycle, in an accredited cosmetology programMinimum GPA of 3.0 or percentage grade of 80%

More information and applications will be available on additional scholarships soon.


Sport Clips Scholarship – Multiple $1,000 Scholarships
Scholarship Program, multiple Cosmetology Students who are attending AACS member schools will each be awarded a $1,000 scholarship provided by Sport Clips. A selection committee comprised of Sport Clips Area Developers, Team Leaders and SCI Support Team Members will review all eligible applications. There is no limit to the number of applicants from a member school but there will be a limit of one scholarship recipient chosen from an individual school per year for this program. Download Application


CND Scholarship – One $500 Scholarship
Through the ACE (Access to Cosmetology Education) Scholarship Program, one deserving Student who is attending an AACS member school and is enrolled in a Nail only program, will be awarded a $500 scholarship provided by CND. Application


OPI Scholarships – Six (6) $500 Scholarships
As part of OPI’s ongoing scholarship program, three students attending AACS member schools will each be awarded a $500.00 scholarship from OPI through the Schaeffer Family Foundation. Students must be enrolled in a cosmetology related program at an AACS member school to qualify. Winners will be selected based on an essay and one industry recommendation. Download Application

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