In addition to internal payment plan options and Federal Financial Aid there are many scholarship opportunities available to our students.


Visit the Federal Aid Student Resource page or, a scholarship search engine that will help you find scholarships that may be available to you.





Every student is eligible for a $500 scholarship from The Institute of Beauty and Wellness. To apply, create a minimum 30-60 second video. In your video, use your creativity to describe why you are entering the industry. Also include the reasons why you chose to attend The Institute of Beauty and Wellness compared to another beauty school. To submit your video, email a video file, or a public video web link along with your social media handle to or By submitting your video, you give The Institute of Beauty and Wellness and Aveda Institute Madison permission to publish your video on the web, publication, or for other advertising. Scholarship must be submitted prior to enrollment. Video must meet all criteria for consideration.


The Institute may offer additional scholarship(s) or incentive(s) to incoming students who have been accepted into a specific program of study. Funds are awarded based upon criteria set by The Institute. When a scholarship or incentive is provided by The Institute, any eligible candidate meeting the set criteria may apply. Eligible candidates may apply to multiple scholarships; however, each candidate is eligible to receive a maximum of one scholarship or incentive funded by The Institute per enrolled program.


A variety of industry scholarships are also available to incoming and current students and can be combined with The Institute funded scholarships or incentives. Eligibility for industry scholarships may vary and are subject to change. Interested students should contact our admissions team to receive a current list of industry scholarships.





Below is a list of reputable scholarship programs affiliated with the cosmetology and spa industries. The Institute of Beauty and Wellness does not endorse and is not affiliated with any of these foundations.


Beauty Changes Lives

Amount: Up To $10,000
Deadline: Continuous Throughout Year
Applicant: Prospective & Current Students, Licensed Professions


Beauty Schools Directory

Amount: (4) $2,500
Type: Essay
Deadline: Continuous Throughout Year
Applicant: Prospective Students


Alice Madden Barton Scholarship

Amount: Varies
Type: Essay
Deadline: Continuous Throughout Year
Applicant: Prospective & Current Students


NCEA’s Esthetician Scholarship

Amount: (7) $1,000
Type: Essay & Attendance Requirements
Deadline: Continuous Throughout Year
Applicant: Current Esthetic Students


Massage Envy Scholarship

American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA Scholarship)

Tippi Hedren Nail Scholarship Program

Murad | Esthetics Scholarship Program

Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship program.

Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship

Amount: $1,200
Type: Essay
Deadline: Continuous Throughout Year
Applicant: Prospective & Current Students