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Sport Clips Haircuts, one of the nation's leading franchise dedicated to men’s and boys’ hair, is awarding up to ten $5,000 scholarships for currently enrolled barber or cosmetology school students.

Sport Clips has almost 1,900 stores with a presence in all 50 U.S. states and Canada and has awarded more than $152,000 in scholarships since 2007 to promote quality cosmetology education. The Sport Clips Scholarship Program was created to provide financial support to qualified students enrolled in cosmetology or barber school. The goal of the program is to help students gain skills, training, and education to begin a successful professional career in the ever-growing field of cosmetology. 

“We’ve greatly increased the amount of these individual scholarships because investing in the future of the haircare industry is vital to the continued growth of our business and to the careers of these talented individuals,” said Julie Vargas, vice president of career opportunities for Sport Clips. “Sport Clips wants to recognize students with a passion for hair who are investing in themselves through cosmetology education. It’s important to note that we’re not only contributing to their professional aspirations but also the overall excellence of the industry with these scholarships. And should they decide to come to work with us following graduation and licensing, we’ll have ongoing education and training along with the most comprehensive support programs of any haircare provider to continue to motivate them in their careers.”

Scholarships are offered to students in good standing with their current program, maintaining at least 80 percent attendance, an 80 percent grade average, and demonstrated financial need. Applicants must submit a video essay answering questions about their ambitions to pursue a career in cosmetology. These scholarships will be applied toward tuition and education expenses. No more than two scholarship recipients will be chosen from an individual school per year.

To find out more about Sport Clips Haircuts' Scholarship Program and career opportunities, visit

Originally posted on Salon Today

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