Great Clips Offers Tuition Relief to Cosmetology and Barbering Students Across North America
MINNEAPOLIS (FEBRUARY 1, 2024) – Cosmetology students across the U.S. and Canada can now apply for the Great Scholarship Program from Great Clips, Inc., the world’s largest salon brand. The 2024 program will award 22 scholarships of up to $5,000 in tuition reimbursement to students pursuing education in cosmetology and barbering.
"Hairstylists and barbers are in high demand along with cosmetologists and the overall employment for these professions is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2032 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This makes a strong pipeline of talent crucial to the salon industry,” said Jared Nypen, vice president of talent for Great Clips, Inc. “For over 20 years Great Clips Inc. and its leaders have made a significant commitment to awarding scholarships that support the industry’s need for talent and make cosmetology career dreams a reality. We look forward to this year’s submissions and making a difference in the lives of many students.”
The Great Scholarship Program is open to high school and post-high school individuals who are enrolled in a cosmetology or barbering program in the U.S. or Canada. Applications will be accepted year-round and awarded twice a year in the spring and fall. Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2024, to be considered for the spring award and September 1, 2024, for the fall award. Eligible cosmetology and barber students can apply by going to greatclipscareers.com/scholarships, or by texting SCHOLARSHIP to 98765.
Since 2015, Great Clips, Inc. has committed nearly one million dollars in scholarships to cosmetology and barbering students across North America, and the 2024 program will add up to $110,000 to the total investment. Hundreds of students have received a Great Scholarship, making a huge impact on the lives of future professionals.
“Huge thank you to Great Clips, for helping so many students and motivating us to continue to do what we love,” Rya, scholarship winner, Ontario, Canada.
“It’s a blessing to have received the Great Scholarship… this will help me to start a new life for me and my kids,” Brandy, scholarship winner, Indianapolis, IN.
About Great Clips, Inc.
Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has over 4,400 salons throughout the United States and Canada, making it the world’s largest salon brand. Great Clips is 100 percent franchised, and salons are owned locally by more than 700 franchisees across the U.S. and Canada. Great Clips® franchisees employ more than 28,000 stylists. Great Clips® franchised salons provide value-priced, high-quality haircare for men, women and children. Getting a great haircut at a Great Clips® salon is more convenient than ever with Online Check-In, ReadyNext® text alerts and Clip Notes®. To check in online, visit GreatClips.com or download the free app. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visit GreatClips.com.