Beauty School Scholarships

One of our goals is to make school more affordable. Therefore, we help you to identify the many possibilities available for scholarship opportunities to jump-start your career. So, do not look back…the future is ahead, get the process started and request information now.

Institutional Scholarship/Tuition Discounts

Pivot Point Academy’s Institutional Scholarships and/or Tuition Discounts (some up to $1,500) may be available for specific programs and enrollment dates or other specific qualification requirements. During the phase of creating your financial planning, we will make you aware of these scholarships/discounts and automatically apply those you qualify for.

Academic Achievement Award

At Pivot Point Academy | Wahl Barber Academy we are awarding commitment, dedication, and passion. Receive up to $1,000 when you complete a qualifying program and meet all criteria as defined for the Academic Achievement Award. If you have more questions, we are happy to answer them during your tour/interview. Only available for specific programs.

Tuition Financing

Pivot Point Academy | Wahl Barber Academy offers TFC Tuition Financing to students who have maximized their Title IV eligibility and still have a remaining out-of-pocket tuition balance up to a certain maximum. TFC Tuition Financing is a third-party account receivable service for tuition financing at a low-interest rate. TFC Tuition financing can only be applied to the remaining tuition balances (after all other sources of Financial Aid, Scholarships, etc. have been applied) and cannot be used to cover living expenses. The loan must be approved case by case and is only available for specific programs.

Beauty Changes Lives Scholarship Overview

Beauty Changes Lives


Since 2013, The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation has awarded over $7.5 million and over 1,000 scholarships to students and licensed professionals in areas like: Cosmetology, Barbering, Makeup, Esthetics, and others. These scholarships are for current students as well as our alumni! Pivot Point International and Pivot Point Academy are proud supporters of Beauty Changes Lives and we are here to mentor you throughout your course as well as a licensed professional.

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Here you find Cosmetology Scholarships. Esthetic Scholarships or a scholarship overview.

More Scholarships

Legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent once said, “The most beautiful makeup for a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.” While there are some people who are passionate about beauty products, there are others with the artistic inclination and desire to help people transform their looks. Furthermore, cosmetology isn’t solely about aesthetic transformation but about helping people feel happy and confident.

The beauty industry wants you. American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) partners with industry sponsors to offer scholarships and grants to deserving cosmetology students. More information and applications will be available on additional scholarships soon so check back often.

Joe Francis Haircare Scholarships

$500 Beauty School Scholarship – Niche. How It Works? This $500 scholarship for cosmetology students can be used to pay for tuition, supplies, or any education-related expenses. The scholarship winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced on the Scholarship Winners page.

Over 3.7 Million College Scholarships & Grants, you can find under Free Scholarship Search.


  • I was recently at your Bloomingdale location this past Saturday.  Christopher cut my hair as well as did a color correction w/high lights.  Even though I was there for 5 hours he took his time to make sure that the job was being done right and asked instructors for feedback etc when needed.

    Well, the outcome came out FANTASTIC. I posted my picture on my Facebook as well as my personal weight watchers profile and I was bombarded with so many likes saying how cute the color/cut came out and how it complements my newly thinned out features.   I went drastic with a modified pixie cut and I went for it 🤣!!

    I’m hoping that Christopher is available the next time I go for a trim and touch up 😊😊

    Linda B.

    I chose pivot point intentionally because I’ve always loved makeup. Going through all the phases and learning all the curriculum I’ve never been so happy to become a well-rounded hairstylist knowing all techniques and learning all different hair types. I’ve never been so blessed to be working at Sharon Daniel Salon to further my career and make everyone feel beautiful!

    Alissa M.
  • I chose Pivot Point because of its professional but fun atmosphere. I feel that they took cosmetology as seriously as I did but everyone was still warm and welcoming! I am now working at a Redken elite salon in Chicago and I feel like I’ve found a home in my rising salon!

    Mikey D.

    Pivot Point Academy is not only a school, it is a home. This place helped me branch out into a whole different person. I tried things I never knew I would try and accomplished so much more than I would’ve ever thought. Pivot Point allowed me to find another home at Sorelle Salon in Bartlett. I am a full-time stylist now doing hair, makeup, spray tans, lash extensions, lash lifts, and nails! This industry offers so much and Pivot Point helped me realize beauty is unstoppable!

    Gabby B.
  • I chose Pivot Point Academy because I wanted a supportive, family-like school. I knew from the minute I toured the academy; I was home. The educators were amazing, my classmates were always cheering me on and the rest of the team always had my back. I knew going to Pivot Point I would have the best cosmetology education and opportunities following graduation. I was given all of that, plus so much more.

    Savannah F.

    I chose Pivot Point because it had always been highly recommended to me and frankly; no other school compared. I felt welcomed and at home right away, so I knew it was the right choice. After graduating from Pivot Point, I was able to come across an amazing job opportunity at The Mixx Hair Salon where I am now a full-time hairstylist and lead makeup artist.

    Nathaly L.