October 23, 2015

Scholarship Winners

Great News from Summit!! We have two recent scholarship winners!

Big Congratulations to Taylor Anne Riekena and Joanna Hill!

Joe Francis Scholarship

Scholarship Winner Taylor Anne

Taylor Anne Pictured with owners Karen and Michael

Joe Francis (1933-1994), founder of The Barbers Corporation was the quintessential self-made man who never forgot his early struggles and continuously looked for ways to help others find opportunities in the salon business. To memorialize his life and achievements, The Joe Francis Haircare Cosmetology Scholarship Foundation was established in 1994 by his wife of 39 years, Flo Francis, and the many people whom he advised and mentored to their own success in the industry.

The foundation’s mission is to “To help deserving students receive financial assistance for the professional training necessary to build a successful careers in Cosmetology Industry.”

24 students across the United States each received a $1,200 Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship toward tuition costs for cosmetology education. Since its inception 18 years ago, the Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation has awarded over a quarter million dollars in scholarships.

Taylor Anne Riekena was chosen as a recipient of this scholarship for 2015!


Beauty Changes Lives Scholarship

Scholarship winner Beauty school Tacoma

Joanna pictured with owners Karen and Michael

The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, established by AACS, celebrates the rich and rewarding careers in beauty and wellness and helps to make dreams come true with scholarship opportunities for those looking to pursue and further develop a career in beauty & wellness.

To date, BCL has raised over $3 million in cash and in-kind donations and has awarded over$756,000 in scholarships for basic and advanced cosmetology, nail, and massage therapy education programs.

The Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship Program – Basic competition is designed for prospective and newer students.

Competition rounds are each Spring and Fall.  Each competition awards ten winners with 50% of their program tuition costs covered at a qualifying cosmetology school (up to $10,000).

Joanna Hill was one of the 10 winners of this scholarship!

Great work ladies!


If you are interested in attending Summit Salon Academy, please call Karen at 253-617-7010!




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