SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

High School Graduate Pre-Enrollment Scholarship

Graduating high school seniors are eligible to apply for a $1,000.00 scholarship. Application must be made between January and May of the graduating year. A written essay is required and students must submit required referrals and high school transcripts. There are (2) scholarships available to each high school in Alachua and surrounding counties. These scholarships are awarded once a year between May and August of the graduating year, and student must be enrolled by December following graduation from high school. Applications are available in the Admissions office.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enroll in a cosmetology course by the end of that calendar year.
  • Maintain an 85% or above in both attendance and grade average.
  • Not receive any suspensions throughout their course.
  • Use the scholarship towards their tuition only.
  • Scholarship is applied at the final checkpoint of SAP.

Scholarship Details

  • (2) Typed Personal Character References (not provided by family).
  • (3) Personal Essays discussing
    • Your Personal & Professional Goals
    • Lifetime achievements or charitable involvements
    • Financial need.
  • Creativity and Presentation will be considered.
  • Applications should be submitted to Carlos Alberto Soria in the admissions office in person or by email to: Admissions@ssacademygainesville.com
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Denise Soto Scholarship

Summit Salon Academy is thrilled to present a scholarship to a commendable student in the name of Denise Soto who passed away January 15, 2011 of complications from breast cancer. Denise was the owner of Summit Salon Academy in Perrysburg, Ohio. Denise was an intense spiritual person and allowed her faith to provide her direction. Her desire to help others led her to assist families that had children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, provide support and care for cancer survivors and the YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter. She brought such an incredible strength to the franchise in her knowledge and her passion for this industry. We want to reward a student who shares the same passion for the industry and aspires to be an exemplary role model in their community. Denise Soto Scholarship is awarded once a year.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a high school graduate or have a general equivalency diploma (GED)
  • Must be currently enrolled at Summit Salon Academy – Gainesville. You cannot be enrolled in another school offering a similar course of study at the time of awarding or distributing.
  • Current student applications must maintain 90% grades and 90% attendance.
  • Presented every second Tuesday of October in accordance with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
  • The admissions office will verify this information.

Scholarship Details

  • All applications will be reviewed by the advisory board; all decisions are final.
  • A scholarship in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded and applied towards tuition needed to complete the student’s training.
  • Winners will be notified by the second Tuesday of October of each year.
  • Applicant will complete two essays.
  • Essay judging criteria are based on:
    • Creativity and professionalism in response
    • Dedication to the salon professional industry
    • Articulation of thought in the allotted amount of words
  • Applicant must provide a letter of recommendation from someone outside of family who is qualified to offer testimony of your character.
  • Full application, essays and letter of recommendation should be submitted in its entirety to the Admissions office no later than September 30th of each year.
  • Applications should be submitted to Carlos Alberto Soria in the admissions office in person or by email to: Admissions@ssacademygainesville.com
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Summit Salon Business Center Board

SSBC Scholarship application for all prospective and currently enrolled students at Summit Salon Academies nationwide. Applications are available in the Admissions office.

Eligibility Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Student must be currently enrolled in Summit Salon Academy.
  • Current student applicants = 90% GPA and Academy attendance and prospective students = 90% GPA on their high school transcript.
  • Summit Salon Business Center or Summit Salon Academy employees or family members are not eligible.

Scholarship Details

  • Application information must be completed in its entirety to be considered for a scholarship.
  • Applicant must provide two letters of recommendation. Your references should be from employers, educators, or counselors. These references should not be people who are related to you. The reference’s role is to write a letter of recommendation supporting your candidacy.
  • All essay questions should be answered in a typed document or submitted in a .mov video.
  • Please include a high school transcript or GED equivalent as proof of graduation, showing 90% attendance and grades with school seal imprinted and/or the signature of a school official. If you are a current student, please submit a copy of your Summit Salon Academy transcript with an approved signature, showing 90% attendance and grades.
  • Application must be postmarked by November 11, 2017 to be considered for one of the ten $1,500 scholarships. The Summit Salon Business Center Board will select scholarship recipients based on the criteria listed on this application.
  • Applications should be sent to: Darci@summitsalon.com

Additional Scholarship Resources

SSBC Scholarship application for all prospective and currently enrolled students at Summit Salon Academies nationwide. Applications are available in the Admissions office.

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Third-Parties – We also recommend contacting all vendors that a student uses for their hair care, skin care, and nail care. A student should inquire with the right department to see if there are scholarships available.