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    Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation “Sustainable Beginnings” – Basic Cosmetology and Barbering Scholarship

    Offered by Beauty Changes Lives

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jul 16, 2024
    5 awards worth


    Grade level

    High School Seniors & College Students

    Expired deadline:

    November 30, 2022

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you planning to pursue or currently pursuing a career in cosmetology or barbering? If so, consider applying for the Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation “Sustainable Beginnings” – Basic Cosmetology and Barbering Scholarship! This scholarship is open to incoming and currently enrolled students in cosmetology or barbering programs that lead to licensure at an accredited school in the U.S. The scholarship was established is in honor of Horst Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda who worked to “create successful businesses in partnership with nature.”

    Thus, the scholarship is offering $3,500 to five (5) passionate cosmetology/barbering students who describe who believe in the importance of environmental sustainability. If you’re an aspiring cosmetologist or barber, we encourage you to apply!

    Editor’s Note: As of 2023, the Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation “Sustainable Beginnings” – Basic Cosmetology and Barbering Scholarship appears to be no longer available. If this is incorrect, please reach out to us at [email protected] and we will update this page accordingly.

    About Beauty Changes Lives

    Beauty Changes Lives is an organization focused on empowering the next generation of beauty professionals through scholarships, mentorship, and advanced education to build their confidence in the industry.

    Eligibility information

    In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a new or currently enrolled student in a cosmetology or barbering program that leads to licensure at an accredited school in the U.S. Applicants must also be 18+ and meet the below eligibility requirements.

    Grade Level

    High School Seniors & College Students


    U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

    Academic Interest


    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application in addition to the below application materials.

    3-minute video essay

    Proof of enrollment

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Beauty Changes Lives at

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    No, the Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation “Sustainable Beginnings” – Basic Cosmetology and Barbering Scholarship is not renewable.

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