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Cosmetology is much more than just “beauty school,” it includes comprehensive training that can lead to a career in a rising field such as esthetician, hairstylist, massage therapist, makeup artist, nail technician, and more! If you have a passion for making people look and feel beautiful, then a career in cosmetology may be right for you. Before you start looking at the price tag of schools or start thinking that you may need to become a beauty school dropout, check out these cosmetology scholarships that can help you pay for tuition. There may be even more awards waiting for you based on your academic success, volunteer services, hobbies, and more. Take our Scholarship Match Quiz and find the perfect scholarship for you. Search through our list of cosmetology scholarships to help pay for beauty school.

Winger Leyes Endowment Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. and international students who are residents of and attending an accredited cosmetology school in California or Oregon. Students must have graduated from high school or have a GED, and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 01, 2023

Michigan Tuition Grant

This award is available to Michigan resident undergraduate students who are attending independent, degree-granting Michigan institutions. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Total: $2800

Awards: 4

Deadline: March 01, 2023

Washington American Indian Endowed Scholarship

This award is available to Washington undergraduate and graduate students who are currently attending or planning to attend a postsecondary institution in Washington. The student must have close cultural and social ties to an American Indian community in Washington.

Total: $30000

Awards: 15

Deadline: March 01, 2023

Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate students who plan to study or are currently studying cosmetology. Students must be enrolled by August of the award year.

Total: $1500

Awards: 1

Deadline: June 01, 2023

APWU Vocational Scholarship Program

U.S. citizens who are high school seniors planning to pursue a postsecondary occupational education (vocational/technical) program are eligible for this award. Students must be the child or grandchild, including stepchild or legally adopted child, of an active member, Retirees Department member, or deceased member of the American Postal Workers Union.

Total: $3000

Awards: 5

Deadline: May 31

Minerva Beauty Cosmetology Scholarship

The Minerva Beauty Cosmotology Scholarship is available to current cosmotology students with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000

Awards: 10

Deadline: May 31

Oregon Barber and Hairdresser Grant Program

This grant is available to Oregon residents who are currently attending or planning to attend a licensed school of barbering, hair design, cosmetology, or manicure in Oregon. The student must enroll full time and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 01

Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success

This award is available for U.S. and international undergraduate students who feel passionately about the career and educational path they are pursuing. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and submit an essay about his/her chosen profession.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: August 31

Ulta Beauty Scholarship

Ulta Beauty, one of the largest retailers of hair, skin, and beauty products offers an annual scholarship award for up to $1,000 is for those who qualify and are current or prospective students of The Salon Professional Academy in cosmetology or esthetics programs.

Total: $5000

Awards: 5


Cal Grant C

This award is for U.S. undergraduate students who are residents of California pursuing a technical education in the state of California. Students must be enrolled in a vocational training program lasting from 4 to 24 months and must meet certain family income and asset requirements as set by California.

Total: $9027

Awards: 7700