Marinello Awarding Scholarships to Eight High School Seniors

WHITTIER, Calif., March 17, 2011 – Marinello Schools of Beauty, the leading West Coast beauty school, is proud to announce the third annual Raw Talent High School Beauty Scholarship challenge. Eight students will be awarded scholarships and prizes totaling $33,750 and will be one step closer to realizing their dreams of pursuing a career in the beauty industry. Over the past two years, Marinello has donated $60,000 worth of scholarships to students beginning their careers in the beauty industry.

The first place scholarship is $10,000 toward tuition at any of the 46 Marinello campus locations.  Second through fifth place scholarships are valued at $5,000 toward tuition, plus the top five winners will also receive a valuable Apple iPad to help with their studies.  Sixth though eighth place winners will receive a Professional Makeup Workshop with Kit which will be utilized as they complete their coursework.

There are two elements involved in participating in the Raw Talent Scholarship contest, and all high school seniors interested in pursuing an exciting career in the beauty industry are encouraged to apply at www.marinello.com/scholarship. The first element is the hands-on portion.  Applicants will need to contact their local Marinello Schools of Beauty campus location to schedule an in-person visit between April 18 through April 29, 2011. Candidates interested in the Cosmetology program will complete a formal updo hairstyle befitting a special event, and those interested in the Esthetics course will execute a full make-up routine.  All candidates must bring a model with them during this hands-on portion, and then appointed personnel will take before and after photographs of the candidates’ work, which will then be submitted for review.

The second element is the essay portion.  Candidates will be required to submit an essay about what they will do to make a difference in the beauty industry. The essay will be reviewed by the High School Scholarship Committee at the corporate headquarters of Marinello Schools of Beauty and will be graded on content, spelling, syntax and grammarAll essays need to include a Marinello application, and can be submitted as early as March 25, 2011, but the deadline for submission is April 29, 2011 at midnight.

“Marinello is delighted to present the Raw Talent Scholarship competition again for the third year in a row,” said Dr. Nagui Elyas, President and COO, Marinello Schools of Beauty.  “We firmly believe in fostering creativity and beauty in our community and see no better way than to offer students the opportunity to join the Marinello family and achieve success for their future.”

For more information on Marinello Schools of Beauty, call 800-648-3413.

Marinello Schools of Beauty
Marinello Schools of Beauty has been defining beauty education since 1905 and is one of the premier beauty schools on the West Coast.  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 46 conveniently located campuses in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Utah and also offers affordable spa and salon services preformed by student stylists under the supervision of licensed instructors.  www.marinello.com.

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