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January 18 2021

Great Clips relaunches cosmetology student scholarship program

The 2021 Great Scholarship Program will now offer scholarships valued at up to $5,000

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (January 18, 2021) — Cosmetology students across the U.S. and Canada can now apply for the 2021 Great Scholarship Program from Great Clips, Inc. The program offers up to $5,000 in tuition reimbursement to students pursuing education in cosmetology.

This year’s launch reflects a reinvention of the program. In recent years, the Great Scholarship Program awarded over 1,000 students with scholarships or cosmetology toolkits valued between $250 and $1,500. This year, Great Clips, Inc. will award up to 22 scholarships to cosmetology students each valued at up to $5,000—a total of up to $110,000 in scholarship awards.

“Great Clips, Inc. and our leaders have provided scholarships to cosmetology students for decades, but the past year has shown us—along with our franchisees—how crucial a strong pipeline of talent is to the salon industry,” said Jared Nypen, vice president of talent for Great Clips, Inc. “As a result, we decided to make a more significant investment in this scholarship program to help ensure that deserving students can make their cosmetology career dreams a reality.”

The Great Scholarship Program is open to high school and post-high school individuals who are enrolled in a cosmetology program in the U.S. or Canada. Applications opened on January 15, 2021. Eligible cosmetology students can apply by going to, which has a complete list of the applicable terms and conditions available, or by texting SCHOLARSHIP to 98765. Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis throughout the 2021 calendar year.

About Great Clips, Inc.

Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Today, there are over 4,400 independently owned Great Clips® 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 25,000 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 or download the free app. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a salon location near you, visit

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