-  Courtesy of Great Clips

Courtesy of Great Clips

Cosmetology students across the U.S. and Canada can now apply for the Great Scholarship Program from Great Clips, Inc., the world’s largest salon brand. The 2024 program will award 22 scholarships of up to $5,000 in tuition reimbursement to students pursuing education in cosmetology and barbering.

"Hairstylists and barbers are in high demand along with cosmetologists and the overall employment for these professions is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2032 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This makes a strong pipeline of talent crucial to the salon industry,” said Jared Nypen, vice president of talent for Great Clips, Inc. “For over 20 years Great Clips Inc. and its leaders have made a significant commitment to awarding scholarships that support the industry’s need for talent and make cosmetology career dreams a reality. We look forward to this year’s submissions and making a difference in the lives of many students.”

The Great Scholarship Program is open to high school and post-high school individuals who are enrolled in a cosmetology or barbering program in the U.S. or Canada. Applications will be accepted year-round and awarded twice a year in the spring and fall. Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2024, to be considered for the spring award and September 1, 2024, for the fall award. Eligible cosmetology and barber students can apply by going to greatclipscareers.com/scholarships, or by texting SCHOLARSHIP to 98765.

 -  Courtesy of Great Clips

Courtesy of Great Clips

Since 2015, Great Clips, Inc. has committed nearly one million dollars in scholarships to cosmetology and barbering students across North America, and the 2024 program will add up to $110,000 to the total investment. Hundreds of students have received a Great Scholarship, making a huge impact on the lives of future professionals.

“Huge thank you to Great Clips, for helping so many students and motivating us to continue to do what we love.” – Rya, scholarship winner, Ontario, Canada.

“It’s a blessing to have received the Great Scholarship… this will help me to start a new life for me and my kids.” – Brandy, scholarship winner, Indianapolis, IN.

For information on the Great Scholarship program visit greatclipscareers.com/scholarship or follow Great Clips Careers on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

Originally posted on Modern Salon