Marinello Schools of Beauty, offering Cosmetology, Esthetics and Nail Technology education, launches its 5th Annual Raw Talent Scholarship competition, providing outstanding high school seniors the opportunity for an education at Marinello and the ability to pursue a dream career in the beauty industry. Marinello will award a total of 23 scholarships throughout 62 campuses. Applicants in each region will have the chance to win a $10,000 scholarship, $5,000 scholarship or three one-day professional beauty workshops valued at more than $1,000.

 “We are proud to recognize and reward talented high school seniors with an education and career in beauty through our Raw Talent Scholarship competition,” said President of Marinello Schools of Beauty Dr. Nagui Elyas. “To date, we have presented more than 25 students, with natural talent and true passion for the beauty industry, with scholarships and prizes totaling more than $150,000 and we are thrilled to do it again for the fifth year.”

Marinello Schools of Beauty Announce Scholarship Competition To enter the 5th Annual Raw Talent Scholarship competition, candidates are required to submit an essay about how they plan to make a difference in the beauty and wellness industry. The essay will be graded by Marinello’s High School Scholarship Committee who will evaluate the essays based on content, creativity, spelling, syntax and grammar. Essay may be submitted via regular mail or via the Marinello website. Applications and instructions are available online at www.marinello.com/scholarship.

 The second part of the application process includes a hands-on competition, where candidates will perform hair and makeup looks on their own models at their local Marinello campus. Candidates interested in the Cosmetology program will perform formal “updo” hairstyles appropriate for weddings, proms, or special events, and candidates interested in the Esthetics (Skin Care) program will perform their best makeup look. The Marinello school director will take before and after photographs of all participants work and submit to the Scholarship Committee. The deadline for essay and photographs submissions is April 22, 2013 midnight Pacific Standard Time.

 Scholarship winners will be announced 30 days after the competition deadline. Scholarship recipients must start at Marinello by September 2013 or they will lose eligibility for the award. The scholarship may not be transferred to any other college, university, vocational training program, or to cash.  The scholarship will be awarded upon successful completion of the Marinello program that the student attends.  Management reserves the right to award the scholarship in its entirety upon enrollment. The scholarship becomes null and void if the student drops or does not maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), attendance, or any other criteria that all students are responsible for meeting. 

 For more information about Marinello Schools of Beauty and the Raw Talent Scholarship, contact a local campus or call 800-648-3413. Contact Marinello through its Facebook page at facebook.com/marinelloschoolsofbeauty.