PLEASE NOTE: Due to ban on large gatherings by the State of Ohio as a result of COVID-19 concerns, the Brown Aveda Institute 2020 Scholarship Contest has been postponed.

Stay tuned for a new contest date as we are all awaiting news regarding this unforeseen occurrence. All contestants that applied will be allowed to compete at this time.

Please contact Brown Aveda Institute if you have any questions or concerns.

Brown Aveda Institute scholarship contest

Contest Date TBD


The contest is no longer accepting applicants.

Good luck contestants!


This year, Cosmetology scholarships will be awarded for each of our Strongsville and Mentor locations.

Scholarship awards include full tuition, kit fees, enrollment, and application fees.

About the 2020 Scholarship Contest

If selected, you will be invited to participate in the Scholarship Contest/Earth Month Fashion Show on TBD. You will select a model of your choice style their hair and makeup.

The scholarship contest will take place at The Music Box Supper Club in Downtown Cleveland.

Of those that compete, two Cosmetology winners will be chosen to receive full scholarships to each of our Brown Aveda Institutes.

Please review all rules and details of the contest below in order to be eligible to compete and accept the scholarship. Deadline for submissions is Friday, March 6, 2020 at 5pm.

Guidelines for Entry 

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  • All models must be 13 years or older, NO male or child models allowed.

  • Contestants work alone on their model, you must bring all of your own supplies, tools, product, and clothing needed to prepare your model.

  • All Contestants models clothing they chose to have them wear for the mainstage must be in Black on the day of the Scholarship event

Contest Details 

  • Those selected to compete will be contacted via email.

  • When both Cosmetology contestants arrive the day of the contest there will be a before picture taken that will be given to the judges so they can judge the best before and after model.

  • The day of the competition you will be given (3) hours to complete the model’s hair and makeup and clothing for Cosmetology. You are required to bring all of your own supplies and products to perform these tasks.

  • It is not a requirement to enroll prior to the competition, if chosen as a winner you may register after that day.

Contestant Requirements 

  • Contestants with any prior training at a Licensed Cosmetology school are not eligible to participate. If you have ever received money for services at a salon, spa or freelance you are not eligible to complete. This contest if for students that have never done hair or nails professionally, and are competing because they have the passion or raw talent. To enroll in the Institute if chosen you must have completed high school or have a GED.


  • There will be two Cosmetology scholarships awarded that will include all tuition, kit fees, enrollment, and application fees.

  • All winners must complete admission requirements to accept scholarship, and if program is not completed the scholarship is null and void.


View our 2019 Scholarship Winners!

Contest Location

The annual scholarship contest will take place at Music Box Supper Club  1148 Main Avenue Cleveland, OH, 44113

The annual scholarship contest will take place at Music Box Supper Club
1148 Main Avenue
Cleveland, OH, 44113