July 14, 2017

Don’t Dismiss the Scholarships!

Higher Education is Expensive

Yes, this statement can be truly terrifying, but it is a fact that should not be ignored. Whether your school’s vocational, traditional, or somewhere in between, the cost of school can feel a little daunting. But it doesn’t need to be!

Assistance is out there in the form of federal and private loans for those who qualify*, as well as many other options that can cover several hundred, to several thousand dollars. We are speaking of course of grants and scholarships*. While loans in all their forms will need to be repaid (often with interest) grants and scholarships are money that is gifted to you, making school even more affordable.

Strangely enough, even though these benefits can truly impact your school experience many people do not take the opportunity to apply, often ignoring them all together and losing out on the opportunity to drastically reduce their personal school expenses.

Let’s Debunk!

You don’t know unless you try! Simple saying, but one that should be kept in mind when speaking about scholarships and grants. The number one reason people ignore the possibilities and don’t apply is because they are “impossible to get.” While that may seem to be the case, you simply won’t know if you don’t try. And if you are letting the idea of endless essay writing and recommendation seeking keep you from doing so, you will be happy to know that the times have changed.

While some scholarship opportunities still require the time honored essays, so many more have updated to video applications and email submissions. Applying for a scholarship has simply never been easier, and with the chance at gaining free money for school on the line, what is holding you back?

Scholarships are Important Beauty Truly Does Change Lives

At Summit Salon Academy our students have access to the network of scholarships available through Beauty Changes Lives. This program is sponsored by the AACS, an association of Beauty Schools, of which we are proud to be a member.

Our affiliation with AACS gives our students access to hundreds of scholarship opportunities that are created for a wide variety of circumstances and needs. With criteria that range from annual income, to grade point average, to personal strengths; there is truly something for everyone.

Scholarships in Action

While scholarships and grants can be hard to get – it doesn’t mean you should just dismiss them! At Summit Salon Academy we have seen dozens of our students receive financial awards ranging from a couple hundred to several thousand dollars. In fact, over the last few years we have had two students receive the coveted Vidal Sassoon Scholarship.

Awarded to ten students twice a year, this scholarship covers half of the winners’ beauty school tuition (up to $10,000 in awards per winner). This is a huge sum that has literally made beauty school attendance possible for hundreds of students across the country.

In fact, the two winners who received this coveted scholarship have gone on to do amazing things; from working as a brand embassador, to cinching that perfect job at a trendy salon.

Scholarships are Important

It’s Not Too Late

Even if you are currently enrolled it is not too late to apply for one of the many scholarships that are available. Everyone in our admissions department would be more than happy to help you get everything ready to apply, and navigate the Beauty Changes Lives website to find the scholarship that is perfect for you!

Want more information? Our admissions team would love to sit down and assist you in getting everything together to apply. A little work can reap great rewards!

Contact us today to get started!

“If you put the effort you have a chance. If you don’t put the effort… well.. you don’t have a chance.”

*All financial aid opportunities are available to those who qualify. When applying for grants and scholarships a monetary award is not guaranteed. Please pay special attention to qualifying and application guidelines. If you have any questions our admissions team will be happy to walk you through the process.


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