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Aveda Institute Des Moines Scholarships

The Aveda Institute Des Moines is excited to announce the following scholarship opportunities for 2018

2018 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 5th, 2018
  • Download full application and details here

2018 Standout Future Professional Scholarship

  • Overview: Three (3) recipients will receive a tuition scholarship to be applied towards the June 2018 Cosmetology Program
  • 1st Place: Full tuition Scholarship ($21,000 value)
  • 2nd Place: $5,000 Tuition Scholarship
  • 3rd Place: $1,500 Tuition Scholarship
  • Application due April 1, 2018
  • Download full application details here

2018 Horst ‘Live the Mission’ Scholarship

  • Overview: Two (2) recipients will receive a tuition scholarship to be applied towards the January, March, or June 2018 Cosmetology Program
  • $1,500 Tuition Scholarship
  • Submission time frame is January 1 – June 1, 2018
  • Download full application and details here


All questions pertaining to any AVEDA Institute Des Moines Scholarships can be directed to Miranda Goeders, Director of Admissions, at 515.309.8820 or at mirandag@avedaiowa.com

External Scholarship Opportunities

Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity 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.

NCEA Esthetician Scholarship
NCEA National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations
Eligible esthetician students can receive a $1,000 incentive scholarship while attending school. Applicants must be midway through an esthetician only training program, maintain at least 80% attendance, and 80% grade average.

Fred Luster, Sr. Education Foundation Scholarship Fund
Beauty school students can earn a cosmetology scholarship from the AHBAI Fred Luster, Sr. Education Foundation. Students must have an 85 percent or higher average in school and must have completed a minimum of 300 hours.

Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation
Applicants must be currently applying for entrance into Cosmetology/Barber School, OR actively enrolled in a Cosmetology/Barber program and graduating AFTER August 31. Esthetician or Nail training students are not eligible. Scholarship award amount is $1,000.

Aurie J. Gosnell Scholarship – Four (4) $1,250 Scholarships
Four scholarships in the amount of $1,250 are awarded each year to eligible individuals for training in cosmetology. See Admissions Representative for current application.

Alice Madden Barton Scholarship
Current students, high school students and anyone interested in cosmetology or barbering as a career can apply for a scholarship through the Alice Madden Barton Scholarship program. These scholarships can be used at any cosmetology or barbering school and are given out twice per year.

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

Educational assistance available for those families who have been employed in the field of agriculture.

Beauty Changes Lives
Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship Program – Basic
The scholarship program is open to prospective & newer cosmetology students. Ten winners will receive 50% of their tuition up to $10,000. This scholarship program is not available to current students.

Beauty Changes Lives
Vidal Sassoon Massage Therapy Scholarship
The scholarship program is open to prospective & newer massage students. Winners will receive a $1500 scholarship.

Beauty Changes Lives
Murad Esthetics Scholarship
This scholarship program is open to prospective & newer esthiology students. Five winners will receive $2,250 tuition scholarship, a Murad Skincare Kit valued at $500 & an opportunity to be paired with a Murad Mentor.

School to Skills Scholarship
Thumbtack is offering a $5,000 scholarship to individuals enrolling in or continuing to pursue education opportunities

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. This scholarship is awarded four times per year and may be used at most schools nationwide.

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.

Great Clips Scholarship
The Des Moines area salon owners and Great Clips, Inc. are sponsoring three $300 scholarships for individuals interested in pursuing a career in cosmetology or barbering after graduation from high school.

Robert D Blue Scholarship
The applicant must be someone who has spent the majority of his/her life in Iowa and must be a current high school senior or enrolled in a college or program. The number and amounts of scholarships awarded vary from year to year and have ranged from $500 to $1,000.

Professional Beauty Association Sally Beauty Scholarship
Seven $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school graduates desiring to enter the cosmetology profession

Professional Beauty Association Lifetime Member
8 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to Professional Beauty Association members to use toward an education in cosmetology.

Professional Beauty Association Minerva Beauty Scholarship
5 $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

Iowa ACAC Access Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship will be awarded to on Iowa high school senior whose high school and chosen college are members of the Iowa ACAC. To find out if your high school is member, please contact us at info@iowaacac.org. The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2016. Counselors, administrators, and school board members may nominate students at www.iowaacac.org.

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

Rosy Rewards Scholarship Program
A $10,000 annual scholarship fund just for future professionals!

Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship (Out of state students)
Iowa Student Loan® offers $1,000 scholarships to five incoming college freshmen from neighboring states. To be eligible, students must be current high school seniors from Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin who attend an Iowa college in the fall.

Other Resources

  • High School Counselors
  • Your Employer
  • Your Parent’s Employers
  • Churches/religious organizations
  • Local/national business & labor unions
  • Civic organizations/clubs/professional associations

Scholarship Websites

  • AACS (American Association of Cosmetology Schools) at www.BeautySchool.org.
  • AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association)
  • www.BeautySchools.org
  • College Board at www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org
  • Dollars for Scholars at scholarshipamerica.org
  • FastWeb at www.fastweb.com
  • ICAN at www.icansucceed.org
  • I Have a Plan Iowa at www.ihaveaplaniowa.gov
  • Sallie Mae at www.salliemae.com/scholarships
  • www.Scholarships.com
  • Warren A Morrow Memorial Scholarship at www.IowaCreditUnionFoundation.org

Aveda Institute Des Moines
6905 Mills Civic PKWY #120
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Monday: 8:30a – 7p
Tuesday: 8:30a – 7p
Wednesday: 8:30a – 8p
Thursday: 8:30a – 8p
Friday: 8:30a – 7p
Saturday: 8:00a – 7p
Sunday: Closed