Grants and Scholarships for Beauty Education

Do you have a love for beauty and are wondering how you will get your education paid for? If the cost of school concerns you or is holding you back, there are many grants and scholarships for beauty education you might find helpful. An up-to-date list will be provided once a student has enrolled and started their program.

Scholarships For Beauty Education

Scholarships are for currently enrolled and active students. American Institute of Beauty can provide you with the most up-to-date scholarship list. Here is a list to get you started:

  • Cosmetology Education: Licensed to Create Education Scholarship Program by CosmoProf and Beauty Changes Lives provides an opportunity for students enrolled in a cosmetology program to win $5000 to help offset the cost of tuition.
  • Esthetics Education: Esthetics Education Scholarship Program by Amazing Lash Studio  and Beauty Changes Lives provides an opportunity for students enrolled in any Esthetics program at an accredited school to win a $2,250 scholarship towards their tuition.
  • Cosmetology Education: Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship Program awards ten competition winners with 50% of their program tuition costs, covered at a qualifying AACS cosmetology school (up to $10,000). Competition rounds are held each Spring and Fall, and are designed for newer students.
  • Esthetics Education: Esthetics Education Scholarship Program by Murad and Beauty Changes Lives provides an opportunity for students at a qualifying AACS school to win a $2,250 scholarship towards their tuition, a Murad Skin Care Kit valued at $500.00 and an opportunity to be paired with a Murad Mentor. Each round will award 10 winners.
  • Makeup Education: Generously funded by Make-up Designory (MUD), the MUD Makeup Scholarship offers five $2,500.00 scholarships twice a year for a total of $25,000. The MUD scholarship is open to any student attending an AACS member school who is enrolled in any program that offers a MUD makeup course.
  • Nail Education: Tippi Hedren Nail Scholarship Program by CND and Beauty Changes Lives awards five scholarships to individuals pursuing education in the professional nail industry. Each recipient will receive up to $2570 for nail education tuition at an American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) member school.
  • Cosmetology or Barbering Education: Through the ACE (Access to Cosmetology Education) Scholarship Program, up to 15 Cosmetology Students who are enrolled as an AACS member school, will each be awarded a $1,000 scholarship provided by Sport Clips. 
  • Cosmetology or Barbering Education: Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship awards $1,000 scholarship. Applications are accepted January 1st through June 1st each year.
  • Cosmetology Education: Buy-Right’s Annual Beauty Scholarship awards $1,000 scholarship.

Federal Grants, Scholarships and Loans for Beauty & Barbering Education

Federal grants, scholarships and loans are available for beauty and barber students who qualify. Speak with your finical aid officer who can assist you. 

You have many options when it comes to financing your beauty education. The commitment you make to bettering yourself can turn your dreams into your reality.