Can You Use Scholarships and Grants at a Beauty School?

Following your dreams. Working on your goals. Reaching your potential. We want to help you do all of those things. If you’re here, that means you have a love for beauty, just like we do. The beauty industry is filled with people that explore their creativity, push their limits, help others discover self-love, and encourages you to make your dreams into a reality. Here at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), DC, our passion is to see you succeed. We offer resources that can support our students to reach their goals. Let’s dive into those resources!

Our Resources

TSPA DC offers financial help to provide a place where you can thrive without worrying about how you can support your dreams. Our Redken Diamond Scholarship and Accessing Educational Opportunities (AEO) Grant are offered to those that qualify. We are thrilled to have these opportunities be part of our TSPA DC family. Our scholarships and grants have provided a sense of comfort and assurance to past, present, and future students that their success is our main priority.

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Break Down of Our Scholarships & Grants

We understand that all the information and regulations that come with scholarships and grants can become very overwhelming. We hope we can break down our resources for you.

Redken Diamond Scholarship

We are pleased to offer the Redken Diamond Academy Award to those who qualify. This award can be offered to five students quarterly in our cosmetology program. The value of this award is $2,000.

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, students must:

  • Have a high school diploma, GED or state-authorized high school equivalent certificate.
  • Be enrolled in classes. Failure to start classes voids scholarship.
  • Complete the required scholarship essay or video and submit a letter of recommendation as outlined below prior to class start date.
  • Submit their application to The Academy Admissions Office within the first 450 hours of training. It is due no later than the last business day in the same calendar quarter that class started.

Each applicant may receive only ONE Diamond Scholarship award during the course/program of study. All scholarships awarded must be applied to tuition costs.

The scholarship essay or video submission must meet these requirements in order to be eligible for the Redken Diamond Scholarship.

Answers the following question: ”Describe a time in your life where you went over and above to achieve great results?”

Essay or video will be rated based on the following criteria:

  • 300 words or a two-minute long video.
  • 10% professionalism.
  • 20% articulation of thought in the fewest number of words.
  • 70% content of the essay or video question.

Accessing Educational Opportunities (AEO) Grant

Pursuing an education in what you love is an exciting time in anyone’s life. For some, financial roadblocks can be a reality. With the Accessing Education Opportunities (AEO) Grant, we hope that those who qualify can feel more secure as they perfect their skills in beauty. This grant is offered to those whose family meets the financial need criteria.

The AEO Grant Details

  • The AEO Grant is a one time grant valued at $5,900.
  • The AEO Grant is only applicable for the cosmetology program.
  • There is no appeal process for this AEO Grant.
  • If the student fails to meet SAP requirements at the 450-hour completion checkpoint, one-half of the total grant value of forfeited.
  • The AEO Grant must be applied to the student’s tuition costs.
  • The AEO Grant does not apply to textbook and kit costs.
  • The AEO Grant is non-transferable.

In order to be eligible for the AEO Grant, students must meet these criteria:

    • The Academy deems “financial need” as a family whose income level is less than $65,000.
    • Students’ age 24 and older must show proof of family income level less than $65,000.

Family income for this criterion is defined as the combined income earned by the student, the student’s spouse (if applicable), and the student’s dependent children (if applicable).

    • Students’ younger than age 24 without a dependent child must show family income level of less than $65,000.

Family income for this criterion is defined as income earned by the student and the students’ parent(s)/step-parent income of the parent they live with over 50% of the time.

  • Students’ younger than the age of 24 who have a dependent child they provide support for must show proof of family income level less than $65,000.
    Family income for this criterion is defined as income earned by the student and the student’s spouse (if applicable).
  • Proof of family income must be verified by providing The Academy a copy of the student’s and/or parent’s/step-parent’s IRS income tax returns for the most recent completed calendar year.
  • This Academy is not currently approved to offer Title IV Funding.
  • This Grant is not associated with Title IV in any way.
  • This Grant is an internal Academy Grant Program.

An extension of the AEO Grant is subjected for review by the Academy ownership team.

Your Education is an Investment

Your passion for beauty and dreams to make a life out of it should not be put off. It’s time to invest in yourself and your goals! We are honored to be able to support our students each day as they work hard on enhancing their skills and techniques. Contact us to receive more information on our scholarship and grants. Need an idea of what it’s like to be a beauty school student? Read our blog here!

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