March 9, 2015

Apply for a Scholarship

Are you dreaming of becoming a beauty professional but clouded by the idea of having to pay for an education? This is where scholarships come in! Scholarships give students the opportunity to save money and remove the financial burden that might hold them back from pursuing their dreams. In this blog, we explore how scholarships not only provide much-needed financial support but also how they can empower students to focus on their education and skill development. 

What Are Scholarships?

Scholarships can be a great source of funding for your education. They are generally sponsored by an organization that would like to help students with a common interest pay for school. For example, Sally’s Beauty Supply sponsors a scholarship each year to help students who would like to attend a program in a branch of cosmetology.

Scholarships are based on certain criteria:

  • Academic merit
  • Talent And Skills
  • Financial Need
  • Community Involvement
  • Diversity And Inclusion
  • Essay Or Personal Statement
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • GPA Or Academic Requirements
  • And More

Since there are many different scholarships funded by many different organizations, they could be looking at many different things. In order to be considered for scholarships, you must first apply. What each scholarship application requires can vary from award to award. Some will need basic information and for you to write an essay. Some may ask for a letter of recommendation or for you to make a video. It is important to read each application carefully to make sure you submit what it requires.

Why Scholarships Matter

Scholarships can be the pathway that allows students to achieve their dreams. Pursuing a career in the beauty industry can be costly, as it requires specialized education and training. By relieving students of financial worries, scholarships allow them to focus on their studies, skill development, and personal growth, empowering them to excel in their chosen fields. 

Scholarship Options

We understand the importance of scholarships for our students, which is why we take pride in offering a diverse range of scholarship opportunities. 

Scholarships Offered by Raphael’s School of Beauty

Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture provides annual scholarship opportunities for aspiring beauty professionals. The full scholarship application opens on January 15th each year and closes on June 1st*. In addition to the full scholarship, partial tuition scholarships are also available, ensuring that students have various options to receive financial support for their beauty education.

**Scholarship availability subject to change. Please reach out if you have any questions about what scholarship options are currently available.

Full Tuition Scholarship

One applicant will win a full scholarship for their preferred program, starting on specified dates and attending full-time. To learn more about it, click here.

Partial Tuition Scholarship

High school graduates enrolling in any Raphael’s program between specified dates can get partial tuition scholarships. Perfect for recent high school graduates! To learn more about it, click here

Additional Scholarship Opportunities For Cosmetology Students

Apart from our school scholarships, there are numerous industry-sponsored scholarships available for prospective students who may be eligible. Keep in mind that scholarship deadlines vary, providing different opportunities throughout the year! Here are a few of the most common scholarship options.

Beauty Schools Directory

The Beauty Schools Directory team is proud to offer a $2,500 scholarship for students and professionals changing others’ lives through wellness and beauty. Whether you’re embarking on an exciting new career or advancing your education to achieve your career goals, you can submit the application form for a chance to win the $2,500 scholarship, which will help cover your tuition and education expenses. Don’t miss this opportunity and apply before September 1, 2023!

Beauty Schools Marketing Group

Students enrolled in any program at an accredited beauty school have the opportunity to apply for this $2,500 scholarship. The funds can be utilized to cover various educational expenses, such as tuition, books, and housing. Each student may submit one application during the scholarship period.

Great Clips Scholarship

The Great Scholarship Program stands as one of the United States’ leading providers of beauty scholarships, generously funded by Great Clips. Annually, this program awards over 20 aspiring cosmetology or barbering students with scholarships of up to $5,000. There are two application periods each year. Spring applications are accepted from September 2 to March 1, while Fall applications can be submitted from March 2 to September 1. Don’t miss your chance to apply!

How To Apply For A Scholarship

Follow these essential steps to kickstart your journey toward achieving your beauty education goals:

  1. Research Scholarship Options: You can find scholarships to apply for by searching online, talking to community organizations, or for high school students, speaking with your guidance counselor. When searching for scholarships, it is important to make sure that the scholarship will apply to the program of your choice. 
  2. Gather Required Documents: Once you’ve chosen the scholarship that suits you, gather all the necessary documents and information needed for your application. Common requirements include transcripts, letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and evidence of financial need.
  3. Complete The Application Form: Locate the application form for your chosen scholarship. Fill out the form accurately and ensure that all required fields are completed.
  4. Craft A Personal Statement: A well-crafted personal statement is crucial in conveying your passion for the beauty industry, your career aspirations, and how the scholarship will make a significant difference in your educational journey. Be honest, authentic, and showcase your dedication to your chosen field.
  5. Submit Your Application: Double-check your application and ensure all necessary documents are attached. Once you are confident in your submission, send your application to the designated email address or physical address provided on the scholarship page.
  6. Wait For A Decision: After submitting your application, the selection committee will carefully review each application. Be patient while waiting for the decision, as the committee will meticulously assess each applicant.

Ready To Get Started?

A scholarship is more than just financial support; it is an opportunity to unlock your true potential in the world of beauty. If you’re ready to get started on your journey, don’t hesitate to contact us! We’re more than happy to help answer any questions regarding your education or financing options. We look forward to hearing from you!