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Avenue Five Institute is dedicated to helping students find scholarships to assist with costs associated with attending school. We understand that investing in education is important, so we encourage you to pursue any opportunities that can help you pursue your goals financially. Although we do offer Avenue Five Institute Scholarships that students may be eligible for, you can always look into 3rd party industry organizations for scholarship opportunities as well.

Check out some of the options below (eligibility requirements apply).

Avenue Five Institute Scholarships

In addition to the below scholarships, we will occasionally offer additional scholarships throughout the year. Keep in mind, you must meet scholarship qualifications to be eligible and complete an application associated with the scholarship. Scholarship amount may vary depending on the program you’re enrolling in. For more details and to review complete eligibility details, please make an appointment with our Admissions office.

High School Graduate
Receive $1,000 scholarship towards tuition. Applicant must enroll and start classes within 90 days of graduating from High School. Contact Admissions Department for complete eligibility details.

GED Recipient Scholarship
Receive $1,000 scholarship towards tuition. Applicant must enroll and start classes within 90 days of passing the GED Exam. Contact Admissions Department for complete eligibility details.

Avenue Five Institute Alumni Scholarship
Receive $1,000 scholarship towards tuition. Applicant must be enrolling in an additional Avenue Five program. Not all programs are eligible. Contact Admissions Department for complete eligibility details.

3rd Party Scholarships

In addition to our Avenue Five Institute Scholarships, there are a number of industry organizations that have banded together to assist aspiring beauticians and wellness professionals with their education.

Click on the scholarship options listed below to find out more details.

There are a number of industry organizations that offer scholarship opportunities to support aspiring beauty and wellness professionals. For assistance in navigating scholarship options and qualifications, student financial aid, or any questions surrounding financial assistance, contact an admissions representative. They can walk you through the qualification requirements, application deadlines and more!


Vidal Sassoon – Basic
Generously funded by Wella’s Hairdressers at Heart, the Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship Program – Basic honors the legacy of beauty legend Vidal Sassoon and pays homage to his belief in lifelong education.

Vidal Sassoon – Advanced
Established in 2012, this competition provides financial assistance and professional exposure, while celebrating the passion of aspiring hairstylists.

Leo Passage Scholarship
An opportunity to win an all-expense paid five-night six-day trip to the America’s Beauty Show, network with some of the most important influencers in our industry, and get the chance to collaborate with industry professionals to create a cohesive photo collection and runway presentation for the Beauty Changes Lives Experience at ABS.

Arnold Miller Scholarship
The Arnold M. Miller “Findaway” Scholarship: There was only one Arnie and there’s only one very special Cosmetology Student who exemplifies the “Find-a-way” Attitude and the Entrepreneurial Spirit of Matrix Co-Founder Arnold Miller. This unique Scholarship rewards that special student. Scholarship: One (1) Full Beauty School tuition up to $25,000 per Year.


Muran & Beauty Changes Lives
The BCL | Murad | Esthetics Education Scholarship Program provides an opportunity for prospective and newer students at a qualifying AACS school to win a$2,250 scholarship towards their tuition, a Murad Skin Care Kit valued at $500.00 and an opportunity to be paired with a Murad Mentor. Each round will award 5 winners.

Tippi Hedren Nail Scholarship
The BCL | CND | Tippi Hedren Nail Scholarship Program awards five scholarships to individuals pursuing education in the professional nail industry. Each recipient will receive up to $5,000 for nail education tuition at an American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) member school.

NCEA Esthetics Scholarships
3 Esthetician Scholarships offered by the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/ Distributors & Associations.

Lexli Esthetics Scholarship
Each June, Lexli awards a $1,000 scholarship and a Lexli Professional Introduction Kit (value: $500) to an outstanding esthetics student who is enrolled in an esthetics program at an accredited school.


Massage Envy
Massage Envy Spa Massage Scholarship Program is for prospective and newer students entering a massage program at a qualifying AACS massage therapy program school. Generously funded by Massage Envy, competition rounds are open each Spring.

This scholarship is available to all students who are currently enrolled in an approved entry-level massage therapy training school or program in the US. One winner will be selected and awarded the $1,500 scholarship. All eligible applicants who submit an essay or video that meets the entry guidelines will receive a free 2-month membership to MBLExGuide.


MUD Makeup Scholarship
Generously funded by Make-up Designory (MUD), the MUD Makeup Scholarship offers five $2,500.00 scholarships twice a year for a total of $25,000. The MUD scholarship is open to any student attending an AACS member school who is enrolled in an Esthetics or Cosmetology program that offers a minimum of 300 hours of additional makeup curriculum.


Federal financial aid is available for those who qualify. Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about the application process and the types of federal funding available
Are you a Veteran, Military spouse or family member? Click here to additional funding options.