Earn $2,500 a Year to Advance Your Career With the CC Presidents Scholarship

Elizabeth Jakaitis | January 6, 2015 | 9:36 AM

Win a Presidents Scholarship and take your career to the next level! Regular members of Cosmetologists Chicago (CC), Cosmetólogos Latinos (CL), American Association for Esthetics (AAE) and International Nail Technicians Association (INTA) can apply for up to $2,500 a year ($7,500 lifetime maximum) for advanced classes and seminars.

Winning a CC Presidents Scholarship could provide the financial ability to take Master Classes at America's Beauty Show, national academies or local schools, or perhaps even study in London or Paris.

In addition to regular scholarships, each year Cosmetologists Chicago honors two deserving recipients with special scholarship funds:

The Margaret Vinci Heldt Creativity in Hairdressing Scholarship
Named after CC’s own Margaret Vinci Heldt, the creator of the iconic “Beehive” hairstyle that swept the fashion world in the 50s and 60s, this scholarship honors Margaret’s contribution to our organization and her lifelong commitment to help others through education.  The funds are designated for advanced education in the art of hairstyling. 

The Lisa C Newman Foundation Scholarship
To honor the memory and contributions of Lisa C Newman, CC’s marketing director of more than 25 years, The Lisa C Newman Foundation Scholarship funds are designated for advanced study in any of the disciplines of cosmetology – hair, business/salon management, nails or skin.

Both recipients will be honored during America’s Beauty Show’s annual press event.


Past Presidents Scholarship recipients have attended:

  • Vidal Sassoon Academy, Chicago, Santa Monica, London, Toronto
  • Redken Exchange, New York City
  • Paul Mitchell the School
  • Aquage Academy
  • Tony & Guy Hairdressing Academy
  • International Institute of Trichology
  • Matrix Global Academy
  • Wella The Studio
  • Vivienne MacKinder Advanced Education
  • The Lydia Sarfati Post-Graduate Skin Care Academy
  • International Congress for Salon & Spa Professionals
  • Master Classes at America's Beauty Show
  • and many more!

Cosmetologists Chicago (CC) protects, builds and drives the salon industry by monitoring and lobbying for professional licenses while providing advanced education and scholarships. It is also our mission to give back to our industry by educating all pros, members and non‐members alike, and improving the cosmetology profession by helping those in need.

CC represents more than 7,000 salon professional members, including members of the International Nail Technicians Association (INTA), the American Association for Esthetics (AAE) and Cosmetólogos Latinos (CL) and has been diligent in protecting both professionals and consumers for more than 100 years.

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