Can I Get a Scholarship to Study Cosmetology?

If you’re dreaming about enrolling in cosmetology school but money is an issue, a cosmetology scholarship might be the answer you’re looking for. Chances are, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the number of scholarships out there. Even better, you’re not restricted to applying for just one. Read further, to learn more.

What Is a Cosmetology Scholarship?

According to, a cosmetology scholarship or school grant is a financial “gift” that can be used by a student to study cosmetology. These scholarships are considered to be gifts because they don’t have to be paid back.

A typical cosmetology course costs anywhere between $6,500 and $10,000. Scholarships can be used to help cover course fees and supplies. Any remaining amount can be used by the student to help cover their living expenses during the semester.

The field of cosmetology is highly competitive and a cosmetology scholarship helps students get an edge even if they have unique financial needs.

Applying for a Cosmetology Scholarship?

If you’re interested in applying for a cosmetology scholarship, the first step you should take is to find a beauty college that seems like a good fit for you. Once you’ve found one, check to see if they have their own scholarship program or if they participate in a federal, corporate, or state based scholarship program.

Most schools, as well as aid programs, accept applications online through their respective websites. When seeking a scholarship, keep in mind that there may be a waiting period, as your chosen cosmetology program may be fully booked.

Cosmetology School Scholarship Examples

There are several different types of cosmetology grants to choose from. Some grants are awarded to students based on financial need.

Others are based on skills, and are awarded to students that can demonstrate skills in certain areas within the beauty industry. The American Cosmetology Education Grant provided by the American Association of Cosmetology Schools is available for students who are attending sponsored schools and are in need of financial assistance.

Do You Have More Questions About Financial Aid?

If you have more questions about financial aid or cosmetology scholarship, contact our admissions and financial aid staff today. Where there’s a will, there’s a way! We have a very talented staff of financial aid officers who can help you explore your options.

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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