Sport Clips and American Crew Help Make Career Goals Possible with ACE Scholarships for Cosmetology Students

Employment opportunities are expected to grow 20 percent within the field of cosmetology over the next decade. To help students interested in the profession meet their career goals, Sport Clips Haircuts, and the American Crew Partner School Program have teamed up to award 15 $1,000 scholarships to students.

This is the sixth year Sport Clips is offering the ACE program and is in the process of presenting educational funds to four eligible candidates who meet academic and essay requirements. To date, Sport Clips has awarded $36,000 in scholarship money to promote quality cosmetology education. 

"We're honored to reward these talented and hardworking individuals who may one day make up the Sport Clips workforce," says Julie Vargas, director of career opportunities. "Students who applied and have been selected expressed why they chose cosmetology as a career and communicated where they see themselves within the industry. In order to help offset the cost of cosmetology school, these scholarships will be applied to their tuition and other educational expenses and will hopefully help them succeed in a profession I've enjoyed myself for more than two decades."

Two Northwest beauty students find themselves the recipients of this year's scholarships: Keena Rae Haynes, Gene Juarez Academy in Shoreline, Washington and Kelsey Bradbury, Toni & Guy Academy in Priest Lake, Idaho. Both were awarded $1000 scholarships by Phil and Laurie Brown, Sport Clips Area Developers.

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