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, students are to submit a typed essay (500 words) stating why you are entering the industry, what your goal is upon conclusion of the program and how you are going to impact the future of your craft. Essays may be emailed to or submitted in paper form. The scholarship deadline is one week prior to the start of class.

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.


We are excited to announce a $1000 Summer Scholarship for cosmetology students starting class in  July of 2019 at The Institute of Beauty and Wellness. Learn More.


A $1000 scholarship for our barbering program for classes starting in August or September 2019. Learn More.


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 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

Beauty Changes Lives

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