More Than $100,000 in Scholarships Available for Talented High School Seniors

TheHamdenJournal.com - BY STAFF - Mar. 21, 2014

Marinello Schools of Beauty has launched its Sixth Annual Raw Talent Scholarship competition, providing outstanding high school seniors with remarkable talent the opportunity for an education at Marinello and the ability to pursue a dream career in the exciting and lucrative 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 and wellness workshops valued at more than $1,000. To date, Marinello has presented 43 students with natural talent and true passion for the beauty industry with scholarships and prizes totaling more than $200,000.

To enter the Sixth 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 Scholarship Committee, who will evaluate the essays based on content, creativity, spelling, syntax, and grammar. Essays may be submitted via postal service or the Marinello website. Applications and instructions are available online at marinello.com/highschoolscholarship

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. From April 7 to 25, candidates interested in the Cosmetology program will perform formal “updo” hairstyles appropriate for weddings, proms, or special events, and candidates interested in the Esthetics (skincare) program will perform their best makeup look. The Marinello school director will take before and after photographs of all participants’ work and submit them to the Scholarship Committee. The deadline for essay and photographs submissions is midnight, April 28, Pacific Standard Time.

Scholarship winners will be announced 30 days after the competition deadline. To be eligible for the award, recipients who accept the Raw Talent Scholarship must start a Marinello program by Sept. 2014 and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), attendance, and all other academic criteria that students are responsible for meeting. The scholarship will be awarded upon successful completion of the Marinello program that the student attends and may not be transferred to any other college, university, vocational training program, or to cash.

For more information about Marinello Schools of Beauty and the Raw Talent Scholarship, contact a local campus, call 877.642.1085, or connect with Marinello through its Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/marinelloschoolsofbeauty. Marinello Schools of Beauty has been defining beauty education since 1905 and is one of the premiere beauty schools nationwide. Offering a variety of cosmetology and esthetics programs, Marinello has created a proprietary educational system called the Marinello Method, based on more than 100 years of experience, which combines theory and hands-on instruction. Marinello has 62 campuses in California, Connecticut, Kansas, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Utah, and also offers affordable spa and salon services performed by student stylists under the supervision of instructors. Their Hamden school is located at 1245 Dixwell Avenue, #8, Hamden, 06514, and can be reached at 203.287.1500. Visit them online at marinello.com.


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