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The Aveda Institute Des Moines is excited to announce the following scholarship opportunities for 2023.

2023 Early Graduate Scholarship

  • Overview: Opportunity for students graduating early from high school. Scholarship can be applied towards the January or March cosmetology program.
  • $1,000 Tuition Scholarship
  • Application due January 4th, 2023

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2023 Horst ‘Live the Mission’ Scholarship

  • Overview: Two (2) recipients will receive a tuition scholarship to be applied towards the January, March, or June 2023 Cosmetology Program
  • $1,500 Tuition Scholarship
  • Submission time frame is January 1 – June 1, 2023

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Internal Resources

All questions pertaining to any Aveda Institute Des Moines Scholarships can be directed to Brittany Belt, Director of Admissions, at 515.309.8820 or at


External Scholarship Opportunities

Beauty & Wellness Professionals Scholarship

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: September 1, March 1
Who’s eligible: Any student, including DACA recipients, who is pursuing a career in the beauty industry

Transgender Scholarship
$2500 scholarship given annually and exclusively dedicated to helping underserved Transgender students get affordable access to a college education.

Soroptimist Women’s Live Your Dream Awards
The Women’s Opportunity Awards program assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education skills, and employment prospects.  Each year, more than $1.5 million is awarded to more than 1,000 women, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence and/or drug and alcohol abuse.

Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation
Applicants must be currently applying for entrance into Cosmetology/Barber School, OR actively enrolled in a Cosmetology/Barber program. Deadline to submit is June 1st. Esthetician or Nail training students are not eligible.  Scholarship award amount is $1,200.

Beauty Schools Marketing Group Scholarship
Beauty Schools Marketing Group will award a $2,500 cosmetology scholarship to a beauty school student attending a previously unattended cosmetology school.  The scholarship winner will be chosen from the applicants who complete a scholarship application form that includes short answer questions about significant beauty industry issues and personal achievements.

Alice Madden Barton Scholarship
At Great Clips, we encourage you to show the world what you’re all about. To make it easier, Great Clips provides over $100,000 in scholarships and professional tools to cosmetology students each year! The scholarship award and professional tools are valued between $250 – $1,500.

Scholarship “Education Rocks”
Win a $250 scholarship provided by Kathy Jager & Associates.

Beauty Changes Lives: Arnold Miller- Find-a-Way Cosmetology Scholarship
Awarded to a beauty school student who exemplifies the “Find-a-way” attitude and the entrepreneurial spirit of Matrix Co-
Founder Arnold Miller. One (1) scholarship awarded annually for full beauty school tuition up to $25,000.

Beauty Changes Lives: CosmoProf Cosmetology Scholarship
The scholarship program is open to prospective & newer cosmetology students.  Winners will receive a $5,000 scholarship.

Beauty Changes Lives: Ratner Companies Passion and Purpose Cosmetology Scholarship
Awarded to beauty school students who can demonstrate their passion for cosmetology and why it is their purpose. Four (4) scholarships awarded spring and fall and can be applied toward program tuition up to $3,125 each. Open to new or current students who have not completed more than fifty percent (50%) of their coursework.

Beauty Changes Lives: Sydell and Arnold Miller- Fashion Forward Cosmetology Scholarship
Awarded to beauty school students who exemplify the term “fashion forward” in both their personal lives, as well as their artistry. Their special edgy style separates them from the rest of the class. Four (4) scholarships awarded annually for one-half tuition, up to $10,000 each.

Beauty Changes Lives: Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship Program – Basic
Each competition awards five (5) winners with 50% of their program tuition costs, covered at a qualifying AACS cosmetology school (up to $7000). Competition rounds are held each Spring and Fall, and are designed for prospective and newer students.

Beauty Changes Lives: Amazing Lash Studio Esthetics Scholarship
Provides an opportunity for prospective and newer students enrolled in any Esthetics program at an accredited school to win a $2,250 scholarship towards their tuition. Five (5) scholarships will be awarded.

Beauty Changes Lives: Sydell L. Miller-Total Image Esthetics Scholarship 
This scholarship is open to new or current esthetic students who have not completed more than fifty percent (50%) of their coursework. Student must be attending or enrolled at an accredited cosmetology or esthetics school. One (1) $15,000 scholarship will be awarded.

Beauty School Directory $2,500 Cosmetology Scholarship
Future students of the beauty disciplines, including cosmetology, barbering, esthetics and others can apply for these $2,500 scholarships for cosmetology school.

Trixie’s Scholarship Program
Trixie’s, a Des Moines Aveda Concept Salon, is offering two $250 scholarships for eligible Aveda Institute Des Moines students.  Applicants must be accepted into an Aveda Institute Des Moines program, demonstrate financial need, and be motivated to achieve educational and career goals. Please obtain application from Office of Admissions.

Professional Beauty Association Lifetime Member
Five (5) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to Professional Beauty Association members to use toward an education in cosmetology.

Professional Beauty Association Minerva Beauty Scholarship
Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to student currently enrolled in an accredited cosmetology school

Professional Beauty Association Hans Neumaier Memorial Scholarship
Professional Beauty Association Members will be awarded 4 scholarships up to $1,000 each

Toptal Scholarships for Women: Empowering Future Female Leaders to Change the World
We’re committed to empowering the next generation of female CEOs, founders, and world leaders who want to change the world. We’d like to give you what you need to get there. Each winner will receive (US)$10,000 and a year of weekly one-on-one mentoring by a Toptal expert.

Insignia SEO is a creative advertising agency headquartered in Austin, TX. Insignia SEO will be offering an annual $1,000 College Scholarship to college and university students.

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
$1000 scholarship given each month to a massage student who is also an ABMP member (free membership)

Cosmetology and Barber Student Scholarships
Future Professionals: turn your creative passion into a fulfilling career in beauty & wellness. @Beautychangeslives has scholarships available for you to have the financial freedom to achieve your dream! They have scholarships as high as $5,000 available in their Fall season of scholarships APPLY NOW until 10/31!

Licensed Cosmetologist Scholarship
Enter this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of something BIG & have your voice heard in the industry! For licensed barbers & cosmetologists with 1-5 years of experience, winners will receive an all-expense paid trip to Chicago for America’s Beauty Show to showcase their creative talent on stage at the Beauty Changes Lives Experience! APPLY NOW until 10/31!

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