Iconic men’s haircut franchise is helping the next generation of stylists get ahead with new scholarship program
In an effort to support the next generation of hairstylists, Sport Clips Haircuts Franchise this month announced an enhanced scholarship program that will provide $5,000 scholarships to eight eligible students pursuing an education in cosmetology.
“Sport Clips is proud to financially support members of our industry’s future workforce,” says Julie Vargas, vice president of career opportunities for Sport Clips. “As the last two years have shown us, investing in our frontline workforce is critical, which is why we’ve doubled the award amount from our previous scholarships to recognize deserving, aspiring professionals.”
But Sport Clips isn’t done there – two scholarships will be awarded per quarter, with an additional national scholarship, which brings the total number of scholarships in 2022 to nine!
What’s more, Sport Clips offers these scholarships to the students who really need it, looking at applicants’ academic benchmark and financial need.
Applicants in the U.S. and Canada are encouraged to complete their submissions at Sport Clips Jobs online before the first quarterly deadline on March 31. Subsequent deadlines are on June 30, September 30 and December 31. Applicants must also submit a video essay answering questions about their ambitions to pursue a career in cosmetology.
Over the years, Sport Clips has awarded more than $66,000 in scholarships to promote quality cosmetology education, and the Sport Clips Scholarship program was created to provide financial support to qualified students enrolled in American Association of Cosmetology Schools. The goal? To help students gain the skills, training and education to begin a successful career in the growing field of cosmetology.
And the effort couldn’t come at a more critical and important time, with salons across the country facing industry-wide labor shortages of hairstylists related to the pandemic. As the world reopens and guests come back to hair salons in record droves, the industry is going to need a skilled and knowledgeable workforce to step up and meet the demand.
“Opportunities for success in the cosmetology industry are limitless, and Sport Clips is proud to be a part of championing successful careers in the field,” says Vargas. “High-quality education is the starting point for lifelong work in this field that provides for so many individuals and families. It’s an honor for Sport Clips to support these scholarships and be the employer of choice for so many thousands of graduates.”
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