Can I Get a Scholarship to Study Esthetics?

If you’re considering a career in esthetics, don’t let lack of tuition prevent you from pursuing your dream. There are many beauty-related scholarships and grants out there, to help you. Read on, for more information on how and where to find an esthetics scholarship just for you.

Do Esthetics Scholarships Need to Be Paid Back

Unlike a student loan, which has to be paid back and can be difficult to repay, the money from a grant or scholarship does not need to be paid back at all. This makes it much easier to get started in the field of esthetics, especially during the early years when a substantial loan can be hard to offset.

Anyone who has taken student loans only to find their wage isn’t as high as they expected can attest to how difficult overcoming such a debt can be. Finding the right grant can put you on the best path to complete your education and have a lucrative career in the future.

Types of Esthetics Scholarships

There are many different types of scholarships available for aspiring estheticians. Most commonly, they are awarded based on either merit or financial need. For example, the Pell grant is awarded to any student who is in financial need, while other scholarships may be awarded to students who show promise in the field.

There are also grants available to individuals in specific categories or organizations, such as the Illinois Veteran Grant for veterans as well as scholarships available through the Aid Association for Lutherans available to members of the faith.

Best Ways to Search for Scholarships

If you’ve already selected a beauty school, this could be the best place to start when searching for a scholarship. Check to see if they can give you a list of scholarships available to students studying your program.

Many organizations allow for enrollment on their websites. If a limited income is getting in the way of pursuing a career as an esthetician, you should apply for a Pell grant. According to, Pell grant applications are accepted from January 1st of each year, and early filing is recommended.

Do You Have More Questions About Financial Aid?

If you have more questions about financial aid or esthetics 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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