Redheads are often considered to be feisty, passionate, go-getters. If you are one of these people, you want to get to college–and you want it to be paid for! While there is currently only one available in the very specific category of “scholarships for red hair,” there are various monetary awards offered for which you might qualify. Perhaps you are Irish? Many redheads coincidentally happen to be of Irish descent. There are scholarships available specifically for that! Or maybe you want to be a stylist who will deal with redheads or even dying peoples hair red. Although only somewhat related, there are scholarships available for that too. Whatever the case may be – go ahead and keep reading to find out more about scholarships for red hair.
Best Scholarships for Red Hair
It actually does exist! A scholarship for people with red hair: Scholarship Red. Only for high school students who are natural redheads, with no essay or application requirements other than a creative personal project about what it means to be a redhead. Information can be provided via email. The goal of the $250 scholarship is to help create role models for copper tops all over the world. http://scholarshipred.com/…
Scholarships for Irish People (with or without Red Hair)
Since many people who are red-headed come from an Irish background, one scholarship offered for women of Irish descent is an Insititutional Donor Award called the Mary C. Reilly Memorial Scholarship. This is offered to a female student of Providence College. http://www.providence.edu/…
The Michael J. Doyle Scholarship was begun in 2008 through The Irish Society. Eligible candidates will be the child or grandchild of an Irish Society member in good standing. Winners receive $1,000 per year for a four year college or two year vocational school. http://www.theirishsociety.com/…
If you are planning to attend Georgetown University, specifically the business school, the Boland family has provided a scholarship in appreciation of the Roman Catholic education given to their children. Scholarships are given to students who demonstrate a religious commitment, are graduates of a Catholic high school, and are involved in student life at the university. Preference is given to students who are of Irish descent. http://finaid.georgetown.edu/…
Other scholarships are available either exclusively or preferentially to students with an Irish heritage. These include the Joseph T.P. Sullivan Scholarship for students at Fordham Law School; the James M. Brett Scholarship for male students of Siena College planning a career in law; the James G. Murray 59 Memorial Scholarship for freshmen entering St. Peter’s College majoring in accounting; the Schaner Family Endowed Scholarship available to sophomore students at Carlow University who study Special Education with a minimum 3.5 GPA; and the C. Jules and Martina K. Rominger Scholarship for Allied Health students with a preference for radiation therapy at the Gwyedd-Mercy College.
Scholarships for Stylists of Red Hair (and Cosmetologists)
If your hair isn’t red, but you think you might like to try your hand at coloring other people’s hair, cosmetology school might be right for you. In that case, the scholarships offered by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) are something to consider. Seven different scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each are awarded to high school graduates who wish to enter into cosmetology as a career choice. Six continuing education scholarships are offered in the amount of $500 for current PBA members. Four on-time-renewable $1,000 awards are also offered through the Lifetime Members Scholarship which promotes furthering education of individual members. http://probeauty.org/scholarships/
The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation promotes professional beauty education through the Vidal Sassoon Scholarship Program. Winners of the Basic Award receive 50% tuition to a qualifying school of cosmetology, targeted at prospective students. The Advanced Award is targeted at already licensed cosmetologists who wish to attend the Vidal Sassoon Academy. Costs will be paid up to $5,000. http://www.beautychangeslives.org/scholarships/
The American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) supports the Access to Cosmetology Education (ACE) Program in a matching donation scholarship fund drive from Sports Clips stores. Individuals receive $1,000 scholarships toward their cosmetology education.
Beauty Schools Directory makes it possible for students to win a $2,500 scholarship from Beauty Schools Marketing Group to attend eligible cosmetology schools. Essays are not required but a few questions about the desire to attend cosmetology school must be answered on paragraph form in the online application. http://www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com/…
Minerva, the provider of salon equipment, offers $1,000 Minerva Beauty Cosmetology Scholarships to five deserving students each year. Students must already have completed the equivalent of one semester of cosmetology school to be considered. http://www.minervabeauty.com/…
If you have red hair, ancestors with red hair, or just want to make other people with red hair look good, there is likely money out there somewhere to help you pay for your college tuition and fees. Get started applying right away for the best chance at grants and scholarships for red hair.
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