Industry Scholarships

Choose A Scholarship (scroll down for details and links)

  • High School Scholarship
  • Sport Clips Scholarship
  • The NCEA Esthetician Scholarship
  • Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship
  • AHBAI Scholarship
  • Farouk Systems USA/AACS Cosmetology Scholarship
  • Dream Shears/Trade Essentials Scholarship
  • CND Scholarship
  • OPI Scholarships
  • Pat Goins Memorial Scholarship – Multiple $1,000 Scholarships

High School Scholarship Program

High school seniors enrolled in International Academy’s Cosmetology program are eligible to apply for International Academy funded high school scholarships. Three are available in the amounts of $1,500, $1,000 and $500. Applicants are evaluated and selected by International Academy’s scholarship review board, comprised of salon/industry professionals from local communities. The deadline for applications is May 1st of the student’s** senior year.

Sport Clips Scholarship

Sport Clips Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity available through AACS, which is awarding multiple $1,000 scholarships for Cosmetology students who attend AACS member schools. Only one scholarship recipient will be chosen from an individual school per year for the program. For more information visit

The NCEA Esthetician Scholarship

The NCEA Esthetician Scholarship awards $1,000 toward their education while meeting certain requirements such as financial circumstances, attendance and maintaining acceptable grades. Application deadlines are quarterly and can be found at

Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship

Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship awards $1,000 scholarships for students enrolled or applying for enrollment to a barber or cosmetology school. Esthetician or Nail training students are not eligible. For details visit

AHBAI Scholarship

The American Health and Beauty Aids Institute or the AHBAI Fred Luster, Sr. Education Foundation offers scholarships specifically to cosmetology students. For information on the Chicago-based foundation, please visit their website at

Farouk Systems USA/AACS Cosmetology Scholarship

Farouk Systems USA/AACS awards students attending AACS member schools scholarships in the amount of $1,000 provided by Farouk Systems USA. For annual deadlines and requirements visit

Dream Shears/Trade Essentials Scholarship

Dream Shears and Trade Essentials awards multiple Cosmetology students attending AACS member schools scholarships in the amount of $500 compliments of Dream Shears and Trade Essentials. For specific deadlines and requirements visit

CND Scholarship

The CND awards one student enrolled in a Nail-only program from an AACS member school a scholarship in the amount of $500 through the ACE (Access to Cosmetology Education) Scholarship Program. For more information visit

OPI Scholarships

OPI offers multiple scholarships for Cosmetology students attending AACS member schools in the amount of $500 each through the Schaeffer Family Foundation. Recipients are based on an essay and one industry recommendation. For more information visit

Pat Goins Memorial Scholarship – Multiple $1,000 Scholarships

The Pat Goins Memorial Scholarship Program awards multiple $1,000 scholarships to Cosmetology Students attending AACS member schools. For more information visit


. . . I began working in the field of beautification as a professional licensed Barber three years ago. This is the job for me, I've grown a clientele that is similar to my viewpoints, humor, and generally good people that you want to surround yourself with. This has by far been the best decision of my life professionally for my mental health, financial security, and general happiness. I never saw it coming and couldn't be happier for it.

Russell D.

I searched for six months looking for a school where I could learn cosmetology and fully learn esthetics in the same place. When I finally found International Academy, I thought it was too good to be true. The Administration was so caring and attentive to anything that I needed to make my transition to Daytona and into school as easy as possible. Also, the facilities at International Academy are amazing! The equipment and products that we trained with are of the highest quality. The equipment in the school spa is more up-to-date and high-tech than many of the professional spas out there today. I feel like International Academy has thoroughly prepared me to be one of the best in the beauty industry!

Sharon A.

Hair has always been a great passion of mine, and when I knew cosmetology was the career I wanted to pursue, I looked long and hard for a loyal school. I found the perfect one, International Academy! So, I packed up my bags from Chicago and moved down to Florida. I learned great skills in coloring and cutting and had lots of feed back from all of the great, knowledgeable teachers. I have now been doing hair for 5 years and am having great success!

Cheryl H.

Everything is great now since moving up North and graduating from International Academy. I got my dream job in Maryland. I seriously couldn’t be happier! I have been busy with bookings and double booked for 2 months out! My high energy really works in this industry. I'll be continuing my education but I’m so grateful for you everyone at International Academy.

Carina D.

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