Beauty School Scholarships

If you feel your finances are a hurdle toward your beauty school aspirations, there are solutions available. Academy of Hair Design accepts a variety of scholarships for our programs, and we want to help connect you with resources to make your beauty dreams a reality. You can talk more about scholarships and the application process during your tour of our campus with a career planner. Book a tour today, and learn more about which type of scholarship might work for you!

Don’t Let Financial Roadblocks Stop You

A scholarship is a grant payment in support of a student’s education, typically awarded on an academic or achievement basis. In most cases, an online application is required for consideration, and often an interview process will follow. You can learn more and ask questions about how to apply to specific scholarships when speaking with an Academy of Hair Design career planner.

A variety of industry organizations offer scholarships toward beauty school programs, and you could be just the right fit for an opportunity. Check out the list below to review scholarship criteria and connect with an organization that could help put you on your beauty school path. We encourage you to research other opportunities available, as this list is not exhaustive, and a wide variety of resources are available through the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS).

There are ways to make beauty school happen for you, and we’re here to help you find them!

Ace Grant

Prospective students should request information, an application, and salon assessment for the Ace Grant Program by calling 1-800-831-1086, extension 101. Ace Grants are up to $1,000.

Beauty School Marketing Group

BSMG is offering a $2,500 Cosmetology scholarship to help a student live their dream.

Beauty Changes Lives

The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation offers scholarships and mentorships for both prospective and current students.

The Alice Madden Barton Scholarship

A Great Clips scholarship for current students, high school students, or anyone interested in either Cosmetology or Barbering. This scholarship is given out twice each year in July and January.

AACS Scholarships

American Association of Cosmetology Schools scholarships are available to future students.

Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship

JFHS Awards $1,000 Scholarships for students enrolled or applying for enrollment for Cosmetology School.

Tippi Hedren Nail Scholarship

Tippi Hedren Nail regularly awards scholarships to individuals entering Nail Technology, covering up to $5,000.00 at AACS schools. Academy of Hair Design is an AACS member school.

Sports Clips Scholarships

Sports Clips is a scholarship opportunity available through AACS, which is awarding multiple $1,000 scholarships for Cosmetology students who attend AACS member schools. Academy of Hair Design is an AACS member school.

OPI Scholarships

Odontorium Products Inc., a nail technology manufacturer, offers scholarships for Cosmetology students attending AACS member schools. Academy of Hair Design is an AACS member school.

Veterans’ Education Benefits

Academy of Hair Design is approved for Veterans’ Education Benefits for veterans, and eligible dependents of deceased and disabled veterans. Active National Guard and Reserve Personnel also qualify.

see what our students have to say

I graduated from the Academy and I had a great experience! All the educators Were very knowledgeable and taught me so much on many levels. Which I still carry with me to this day! The atmosphere, all the patrons I was able to work on, and how versatile the school is, was a great advantage. I appreciate how well prepared I was for state board And to get out in the field.

Daphne T.

I went here last year under the nail technician program and it was a great hands on experience. They supplied me with all of the tools I’d need to be successful. I’m now a year in working at a nail shop with a steady clientele thanks to the job placement program. 10/10 recommended if you want to get licensed.


My education has not only taught me so much but it was so fun and enjoyable. The staff and students made each day beautiful. It didn't feel like just school or work, it was more like a big family that helped each other be successful.


I did my research on all the hair schools in the Las Vegas valley and Academy Of Hair Design was the top pick, this school has some of the best teachers in the valley.

Adam M.

The first time I came to this school I knew that this school fits me. I'm glad I made the right choice. I learned a lot and made friends too. All the instructors are nice and I love how they teach their students. Now that I'm graduating I am very proud of myself and can't wait to show my diploma to everyone. Thank you Academy of Hair Design for making my dreams come true.


Look Into Additional Resources

This list is a starting point for your scholarship research, and there are many other resources available to you to help make beauty school your reality. We encourage you to research scholarship organizations as well as local resources that can help you with the application and interview processes for scholarship selection.

As we mentioned above, be sure to check out the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS). A variety of industry sponsors partner with the association to connect beauty students with scholarships and grants that fit their situation. They have scholarships available to students who have already been accepted to beauty school, as well as for those who are currently enrolled.

If you are interested in learning more about any of the opportunities listed above, be sure to schedule a tour with us and mention that you’d like to learn more! We’d be happy to discuss these and other scholarship opportunities with you to see how we can best help you pursue your goals in the beauty industry. Talking with other students during your tour who have received these and other scholarships would also be beneficial to you as you learn how to best qualify for these opportunities.

Here at Academy of Hair Design, we support students in pursuing the path you feel drawn to and helping you reach your goals.

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Academy of Hair Design

5191 West Charleston Blvd 150
Las Vegas, NV 89146


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