Bellus Changes Lives Scholarship

Next Class Starts: Oct 29th
Next Class Starts: Oct 29th

Bellus is offering up to $2000 scholarships.
At Bellus, we believe beauty has the power to change lives. Whether it’s building self-confidence in our students, impacting communities by producing skilled workers or just adding beauty to the world through art, we want to find students who also believe in the power of beauty.

Because funding can be the biggest hurdle prospective students have, we’re offering the Bellus Changes Lives Scholarship for fall and winter start dates.

About the Scholarship

You can apply for this scholarship now until August 2nd, 2016. Interested students must enroll for a Bellus Academy class start date occurring between August and December of 2016.

In order to have to your application considered for funding, you must have a high school diploma or GED, and submit the scholarship application prior to being accepted and enrolling in courses.

To apply, submit an application with a 200-500 word essay that addresses how a beauty and wellness career has changed your life.

  • Cosmetology students (1,500 hours)  will be awarded up to $1,500 in scholarship funding.
  • Cosmetology 102 students (1,650 hours) will be awarded up to $2,000 in scholarship funding.
  • Esthetics students (1,000 hours) will be awarded up t0 $1,000 in scholarship funding.
  • Esthetics 102 students (1,150 hours) will be awarded up to $1,500 in scholarship funding.
  • Massage Therapy students will be awarded up to $750 in scholarship funding.

Applications for the Poway, El Cajon, and Chula Vista Locations can be found here.

Applications for the Manhattan, KS location can be found here.

If you have any questions, drop by or call the location nearest you to speak with a Bellus representative. We’re here to help you!

About Bellus Academy

Bellus Academy was awarded the title of the #1 Beauty School in America by Intercoiffure, and maintains partnerships with Wella, Sebastian and many more.

With a variety of course options, students can choose to pursue a career in cosmetology, esthetics, massage, or as an instructor of those fields of study.

Bellus Academy strives to be a resource for our students, we offer comprehensive instruction from licensed professionals who have spent years building their name in the industry.

Bellus Academy students also have the benefit of our close tie with the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, which is dedicated to helping advance the academic pursuits of beauty professionals across the nation. Our proud owner, and all-around mentor extraordinaire is also the President and a founding member of Beauty Changes Lives.

If you’re interested in a career in the beauty industry, take a look at these 12 reasons to choose Bellus Academy for your education!

Call the location nearest you to schedule an appointment with an admissions representative, or to schedule a service in our student-salon!

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Travel the World

We offer International Certification (ITEC) which allows our graduates to work in 38 countries around the world.

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Top Job Placement

Our career services team and student mobile app make finding your dream career so much easier.

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Classes that prepare you to own a business and market yourself.

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Our Reputation

Bellus is the most awarded beauty and wellness institution in the country and Intercoiffure recently ranked us the #1 beauty school in North America!

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Compete in Competitions

Our students have a history of succeeding at national student competitions including TrendVision and America’s Beauty Show.

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We're Tech Savvy

Our app gives 24/7 access to academics, attendance and job postings. Select programs offer social learning on iPads, which are included in the student kit.

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Exam Prep

All of our programs include a mock state board test to prepare you for the state license exam and our kits include the state board kit and licensing fees.

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Top Educators

We invest in our educators to ensure that they are trained in the latest industry techniques and trends.

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Our relationships with high-end salons in Southern California allow students to network with top stylists and owners. (CA campuses only)

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We Give Back

We have an undeniable passion for humanity. Our schools are honored to give back and participate in community events while utilizing our technical skills.

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Multiple License Programs

Bellus is proud to offer combined courses that allow you to enroll in one program and graduate with multiple credentials.

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Alumni Benefits

We give our graduates access to job postings, the opportunity to attend campus events and alumni scholarships for advanced education.

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“The teachers were amazing! Without Bellus, I wouldn’t have the rewarding life I have today. School was something I looked forward to every single day. I can’t believe I have a job that I love going to every day.”

- Adrianna
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“My life has changed so much. Within eight months of graduating, I now own a successful wax bar. I am forever grateful for the great education I received at Bellus Academy.”

- Jonyse
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“For the past year I have been working on super-yachts in Spain as a massage therapist for billionaires and have loved every second of it! I don’t know what I would’ve done without Bellus’ training and expertise.”

- Clare
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“I love how hands-on the nail program is at Bellus. I am a visual and hands-on learner and I appreciated the time and focus on my advancement throughout the program. I would definitely recommend Bellus Academy to anyone interested in beauty and wellness education, especially the nail program!”

- Kelsey
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“The program and educators in Make-up Artistry are exceptional. The curriculum was so well designed that each day I couldn’t wait to get to school and begin the next step in learning high-end makeup. I feel very comfortable after taking this class to apply for a job anywhere in makeup, including a Hollywood studio, theater, photography or in a high-end salon and spa.”

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