Diversity in cosmetology matters.
The recent #PullUpOrShutUp challenge, initiated by Uoma Beauty founder Sharon Chuter in light of the Black Lives Matter movement, highlighted the beauty industry's lack of Black representation. Only three out of twelve companies had Black representation that was at or above the black population rate. Many big-name brands are yet to publish their numbers.
This is as much of a racial issue as it is an opportunity issue. Cosmetology school is expensive, and given that the average Black household earns less than the average white household, finances are often a barrier for members of the Black community who want to enter the industry.
Our Private Label team works directly with thousands of hairstylists and understands the challenges and expenses in getting a career started, especially for disadvantaged Black hair stylists.
To support more equitable opportunities and a more diverse future in the beauty industry, the Private Label Diversity in Cosmetology Scholarship will support one Black hairstylist attending or planning to attend cosmetology school.
There will be one award $2,500 award every quarter.
To apply, please submit a video link describing who you are, why you're interested in cosmetology, and how this scholarship would help you on your journey. When submitting your video, feel free to submit a link to Instagram, Youtube, Vimeo, or another platform of your choice.
The application deadline is Apr 30, 2021. Winners will be announced on May 30, 2021.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on May 30, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.