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About Scholarships

Scholarships are provided through various organizations and corporations, private donors, and sometimes the school itself. Scholarships are regarded as “gift” aid and do not need to be repaid. Scholarships can reward you for academic excellence, talent and achievement in a variety of areas, such as the arts or athletics. Best of all, they don’t need to be repaid.

Criteria amounts and application processes for scholarships vary depending on the scholarship. Each scholarship requires its own application separate from the FAFSA and may require an essay and/or letters of recommendation. You are encouraged to research and apply for all scholarships you may qualify for. We recommend you complete the FAFSA, as the individual donor determines if a scholarship is need-based.

Colleges must include all funding resources, including scholarships, as part of a student’s financial aid package. If you receive funds that are not listed on your financial aid awards, you must notify the Financial Aid Office.

High School Graduate Pre-Enrollment Scholarship

Graduating high school seniors are eligible to apply for a $1,000.00 scholarship. Application must be made between January and May of the graduating year. A written essay is required and students must submit required referrals and high school transcripts. There are (2) scholarships available to each high school in Charleston and Dorchester County.  These scholarships are awarded once a year between May and August of the graduating year, and student must be enrolled by December following graduation from high school. Email for more information on High School Graduate Pre-Enrollment Scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enroll in a cosmetology course by the end of that calendar year.

  • Maintain an 85% or above in both attendance and grade average.

  • Not receive any suspensions throughout their course.

  • Use the scholarship towards their tuition only.

  • Scholarship is applied at the final checkpoint of SAP.

Scholarship Details

  • (2) Typed Personal Character References (not provided by family).

  • (3) Personal Essays discussing

    • Your Personal & Professional Goals

    • Lifetime achievements or charitable involvements

    • Financial need.

  • Creativity and Presentation will be considered.

  • Applications should be submitted to Ms. Jennifer Graffeo in the admissions office in person or by email to:


Additional Scholarship Resources

FastWeb.Com – is the premier online resource when it comes to paying for and preparing for school. They have scholarships for every type of student from the high school freshmen to the returning adult. They’ve been around for over 15 years and have earned a reputation as a leading scholarship search provider. They not only find scholarships but offer our members information on financial aid, jobs and internships, student life and more.

Third-Parties – We also recommend contacting all vendors that a student uses for their hair care, skin care, and nail care. A student should inquire with the right department to see if there are scholarships available.

Recent Scholarship Opportunities Added

The American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) is a  great resource for info on cosmetology school grants and scholarships.

Here's another resource for beauty school grants

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