Students and professionals in the beauty and wellness industry can apply for a $2,500 scholarship to start or advance their careers.

The is offering this scholarship that recipients can use for tuition and education expenses. Those applying can be any students, even those under age 18 with parental consent, as well as current students actively enrolled in or applying to an accredited beauty-related program, including a cosmetology or esthetician school. Or they can be attending another eligible beauty and wellness degree program. Part-time students also are eligible for the scholarship.

The scholarship can be used for tuition, books and housing. These scholarships are provided twice a year to one student each round. Students must be enrolled in or applying to one of several programs, including cosmetology, esthetics, massage therapy, barbering, electrology, laser hair removal or trichology, makeup artistry and other programs.

Some of the local schools that scholarship recipients can attend using the funds are The Studio Academy of Beauty and D’Image Beauty College.

The deadline to apply for the next scholarship is Sept. 1. To apply and learn more, visit