Scholarship Opportunities
in Cosmetology

Being able to afford college has become easier than ever due to low interest rates for student loans and assistance from programs like the Pell Grant (for those who qualify). But, loans are something you have to pay back and lenders expect payment soon after you graduate. In order to find the most success financially, scholarships allow you to cut your loan amounts down by providing you with money to pay for school.

Hays Academy wants you to succeed not just in cosmetology, but to also succeed financially! The following scholarship opportunities are available for all applicants and students to strive for.

Please let Student Services know if you would like to have anything revised and reviewed before submitting the final copy. Hays Academy would like to wish you the best of luck in these future opportunities!

Scholarship Application Process

Once you decide on which scholarships you want to apply for, follow these steps on how to complete the application process:

STEP 1: Complete Hays Academy of Hair Design application. 

Please contact the admissions office if you have not already received an application for admission.

STEP 2: Write a one to two page essay on one of the following topics:

  • Why are you interested in a Cosmetology career?
  • What does professionalism mean to you?
  •  Why would you be an excellent recipient of this scholarship?

STEP 3: Please mail your application, essay and a High School transcript to: 

Hays Academy of Hair Design Attn: Summer Melvin 1214 East 27th Street Hays, Kansas 67601


  • Hays Academy of Hair Design is a great school. The owners and instructors truly seem to care about our success in school and afterwards. They do so much more than just preparing you for your state board exams. They help you build habits and character that will last a lifetime and help you in your career and life in general.

    Bailey J.

    Hays Academy of Hair Design provided me the tools, experience, and opportunity to go out and succeed. Whenever I was feeling down they always went out of their way to pick me back up. They made me realize you can go anywhere in life as long as you work hard and want it They definitely care about their students and it is so plain to see that. They made me feel like one of their own, I can definitely see why they say “Welcome to the family”.

    Lexie R.
  • I will absolutely miss my time as a student here and always have a special place in my heart for this school, staff, and the other students! I have made so many accomplishments in my short time here and made some lifelong friends along the way! I am very appreciative of the staff for always pushing me to do my best, and would ALWAYS recommend this school to anyone wanting to learn the best education they can receive for Cosmetology!
    – Salina Campus

    Kylie M.

    After graduating high school I was looking for an amazing school where I could start my career. I toured at Hays Academy and it was the perfect fit for me. After starting they soon became family and I created amazing relationships with fellow students. Hays Academy provided a great learning environment to create a foundation in skills that I will carry with me to the salon. In the past year my life has changed for the best and it is because of my experience at Hays Academy.
    – Hays Campus

    Tori D.
  • When I came to Hays Academy of Hair Design, I was nervous. But I quickly felt like part of the family. Hays Academy of Hair Design was like my second home. I loved getting up and going to school! I will always be grateful for the new path I’ve been given.
    – Hays Campus

    Kari N.

    “I loved my experience here. The teachers were great and always there when I needed something. I’m super excited to get out on my own and know that I always have people I can look up to!”
    -Salina Campus

    Paige P.

Hays Campus

1214 E 27th St,
Hays, KS 67601

(785) 628-6624

Salina Campus

115 S 5th St,
Salina, KS 67401

(785) 833-2280
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