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Cosmetology School Kansas City

Academy News | Cosmetology School Kansas CityInvesting In Your Future: Cosmetology Scholarships

Passion is energy. Feel the power of focusing on what excites you. – Oprah Winfrey

Nothing will make you happier than pursuing your passion. At Z Hair Academy, we take pride in preparing our students for a thriving career in cosmetology. While enrolled, we want our students to get the most out of their education. To help them, we offer our memorial scholarship as well as a range of financial aid services to help our students obtain other cosmetology scholarships.

There are many scholarships available to cosmetology students. Check out the scholarships below to find out more!

Cosmetology Scholarships

Cosmetology scholarships are available from several resources. If you receive a scholarship, please report the award to a Z Hair Academy financial aid representative so your scholarship can be processed.
The Clinton E. McKenzie Memorial Scholarship

Established by Z Hair Academy in 2013, the Clinton E. McKenzie Memorial Scholarship honors the patriarch of the McKenzie family. A hairdresser for more than 60 years, Clinton’s love for cosmetology remained steadfast – even through quadruple bypass surgery and the loss of his leg. He often said hairdressing got him through post-surgery recovery because it gave him something to look forward to. It’s fitting that such an inspiring man should have a cosmetology scholarship in his name as a way to help a young stylist begin their own long-lasting career.

Each student enrolled in Z Hair Academy has the opportunity to earn up to $1000 toward their tuition. However, a student must meet specific requirements to be eligible:

  • The student shall complete the application form and submit two letters of recommendation from non-family members within fifteen (15) days of the start date. Once this time frame has passed, the student is no longer eligible for any portion of the award
    • Letters of recommendation must be on letterhead from the company or organization in which the person is employed.
    • Letters will only be accepted in hard copy format with signature. NO emailed letters will be accepted.
  • The student shall maintain a 95% or higher cumulative attendance rate.
  • The student shall maintain a cumulative GPA of 90% or higher.
  • The student shall complete 16 hours of shadowing in an approved salon.
    • Hours spent shadowing in a salon shall not count toward the 1500 hour state board requirement for completion.
    • Salon shadowing shall be scheduled/completed after earning a minimum of 900 hours.
    • All required shadowing documents must be turned in to receive credit.
  • Complete Portfolio Project and Resume as assigned.
  • The student shall have no violations of school policies that result in an Advisory Report, probation, or suspension. Such violations shall exclude the student from receiving scholarship awards.
  • All requirements must be met to be eligible for the scholarship available for each award period.

American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS)

This organization partners with industry sponsors to offer scholarships and grants to cosmetology students. Follow this link to see the scholarships they currently have available and how to apply!

Beauty Changes Lives

In its commitment to uniting veteran beauty professionals with the next generation of cosmetologists, the Beauty Changes Lives nonprofit organization has awarded more than 580 scholarships totaling more than $3.1 million. Check out their scholarship calendar and apply here!


A scholarship database that matches you to relevant scholarship opportunities based on your educational goals, activities, and interests. Find out more here!

Professional Beauty Association (PBA)

An organization dedicated to providing hair and beauty professionals with opportunities to grow their careers through education. Click here to learn more about the scholarships they have available!

Cosmetology School Kansas City

If you need assistance with financial aid, contact the Z Hair Academy Admissions Team! They’re ready to help you over the phone at (913) 999-2377 or through email by filling out the form on our admissions page!

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