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How to Apply for a Scholarship to Study Cosmetology

Cosmetology is a fascinating field that is sure to interest any student who has an artistic flair. Fort Collins residents will find that there are a number of beauty schools that offer courses in this field; however, those who want to obtain a diploma from an accredited educational institution may want to consider studying at IBMC. We offer a number of courses in this particular field, including esthetician courses, hairstyling courses and nail technician courses.

While our relatively short study periods cut down on unnecessary expenses, those who have a limited budget may find that they could benefit from financial aid and/or scholarship opportunities. The following are some helpful tips that could help you in obtaining the funding you need to study the field that you are interested in.

Cosmetology Scholarship Options

There are a number of institutions that offer scholarships specifically for cosmetology students. Scholarship options include the NCEA Esthetician Scholarship, APWU Vocational Scholarship Program and an ACE Grant. In fact, students may be able to obtain scholarships from more than one of these institutions by following the application procedures for each one.

In nearly all cases, cosmetology scholarships are granted to a limited number of people on an annual basis. One needs to apply before the application deadline and make sure that all required papers are sent in to the right address.

Financial Aid Options

The Federal government makes a number of aid options available to qualifying students. These include FAFSA, The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, The Pell Grant and Federal Work Study Program. IBMC also offers financial aid to qualifying students who need it. Additionally, there are special discounts available to veterans, active service personnel and the husband/wife of any active serviceman or woman.

Obtaining a college degree will make it possible for you to take advantage of employment opportunities that would have remained unavailable otherwise. That is why we at IBMC do everything in our power to not only keep our courses affordable. If you have a limited budget, we encourage you to take advantage of the various scholarships, grants and financial aid options that could make it possible for you to follow your dreams without getting into debt.