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Partial and Full Ride Scholarships for Studying Esthetics

The field of esthetics is growing like never before. In fact, the US Department of Labor expects the number of jobs for skincare specialists to increase by 40% in the ten-year period leading up to 2022.

The jobs are out there, and you know you’ve got the knack for making skin radiant and healthy. The only thing standing between you and the career of your dreams is the money to pay for esthetics training.

Well – we’ve got good news for you. State, national and even international organizations are now offering more scholarships to aspiring skin care specialists, medical estheticians and esthetics teachers than ever before. With so many options out there, the hardest part might be finding scholarships that align with your personal career goals.

EstheticianEDU.org is here to help. We’ve sifted through all the scholarships available in the health and wellness industry and picked out the ones specifically designed for estheticians. Here you’ll find a comprehensive list of esthetician scholarships, allowing you to review all the options available to you in one place.

Top National and International Esthetician Scholarships

National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers, Distributors, & Associations (NCEA)’s Esthetician Scholarship

Benefits: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be midway through an esthetician training program
  • Must be enrolled in a fully accredited esthetician training school
  • Must maintain 80% attendance and 80% grade average

Details: Applicants will need to include a one-page typed explanation of financial need and desire to become an esthetician.

International Academy of Esthetics Scholarships

Benefits: $100 – $500

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in the International Academy of Esthetics diploma program
  • Must demonstrate financial need

Details: One $500 scholarship and give $100 scholarships are available each year.

Beauty Changes Lives Murad Scholarship

Benefits: $2,250 + murad kit + murad mentor

Eligibility:

  • Must be a new or current esthetics student
  • Must be enrolled at a qualifying school

National Scholarships Open to Estheticians

Aurie J. Gosnell Scholarship

Benefits: $1,250

Eligibility:

  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited cosmetology (and related) field, such as barber, esthetician, skin care specialist, and more
  • Must be National-Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology (NIC) member
  • Must attend the NIC annual conference

Details: These scholarships are given away at the annual conference.

Hans Neumaier Memorial Scholarship

Benefits: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited cosmetology school pursuing any field of cosmetology, including skin care
  • Must be enrolled full-time
  • Must be a student member of the Professional Beauty Association

Details: Scholarship funds must be used within one year of being awarded.

Minerva Beauty Scholarship

Benefits: $1,000 + 1-year student membership to the Professional Beauty Association

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited cosmetology program in the US
  • Must have completed one semester
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA
  • Must submit a letter of recommendation
  • Must submit a one-page typed essay

Details: Preference will be given to student members of the Professional Beauty Association. Scholarship funds must be used within one year of being awarded.

Professional Beauty Association Sally Beauty Scholarship

Benefits: $500 – $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a high school graduate desiring to enter a field of cosmetology, including skin care
  • Must be a current beauty professional in need of continuing education funding

Professional Beauty Association Lifetime Member Scholarship

Benefits: Varies annually

Eligibility:

  • Must be a current PBA individual and student member
  • Must be used toward continuing education or cosmetology school in any field of cosmetology

Details: This scholarship is used as a way for PBA to honor lifetime members.

Bellus Academy Scholarship

Benefits: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a high school graduate
  • Must enroll in an academy program within one year of graduating high school

Details: Open to all students in any esthetics beauty program (or other related programs).

Bellus Academy Military Scholarship

Benefits: $1,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a high school graduate
  • Must enroll in an academy program within one year of graduating high school
  • Must be active duty, spouse, or dependent (up to age 26)

Details: Open to all students in any esthetics beauty program (or other related programs).

More Educational Opportunities for Estheticians

International Aesthetic & Laser Association (IALA) Cosmetic Laser Training and Certification Discounts

Benefits: 15% off training courses

Eligibility:

  • Must be an esthetician
  • Must be a member of IALA

Details: Courses lead to examinations for cosmetic laser certification.

American Academy of Facial Esthetics Member Exclusive Online Educational Programs

Benefits: Members get access to online educational programs

Eligibility:

  • Must be a practicing esthetician
  • Must be an Academy member

Details: Courses include titles such as “Stop Making Bruxism Appliances,” “Medicare and Medical Insurance Billing,” and “Treating Black Triangles.”

International Spa Association Mary Tabacchi Scholarship

Benefits: $1,500

Eligibility:

  • Must be seeking a spa-related degree, such as an esthetician license
  • Must demonstrate interest in spa management

Details: Recipients of this award will also receive complimentary registration, airfare, and accommodations to the annual Conference & Expo or to the ISPA International Spa & Wellness Conference.

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