Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

Students who are interested in becoming nail technicians typically enroll in a cosmetology program. Cosmetology certification takes 12-24 months depending on the program. While some of the courses are now offered online, it is not possible at this time to get certification 100% online.

Nail technicians work in spas, hotels, salons and nail shops. The average salary of a nail tech is $25,770 per year. A large portion of nail techs are self-employed and due to the demanding times being off-hours, it’s not uncommon for nail technicians to work nights and weekends regularly.

A high school diploma or GED is required to complete a certificate in cosmetology. The student must be 16 years of age or older and the courses are a mix of hands-on training and classroom instruction. The requirements vary by state, but there is typically a minimum number of training hours required for certification.

* Description and images provided by Wikipedia under CC-BY-SA 3.0 license .

Scholarships for Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist Majors

Bullet name award deadline Link
 

Defy Impossible Esthetics Student Scholarship

Beauty Changes Lives Foundation

$20,000 November 01, 2024 See Details
 

Defy Impossible Esthetics Student Scholarship

Beauty Changes Lives Foundation

award

$20,000

deadline

November 01, 2024
See Details
 

Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE)

Washington Student Achievement Council

Up to $11,000 Varies See Details
 

Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE)

Washington Student Achievement Council

award

Up to $11,000

deadline

Varies
See Details
 

Cécred x BeyGOOD Student Scholarship

BeyGOOD

$10,000 March 20, 2024 See Details
 

Cécred x BeyGOOD Student Scholarship

BeyGOOD

award

$10,000

deadline

March 20, 2024
See Details
 

Sephora Scholarship Program

Sephora

Up to $7,500 March 31, 2024 See Details
 

Sephora Scholarship Program

Sephora

award

Up to $7,500

deadline

March 31, 2024
See Details
 

Great Clips Scholarship

Great Clips, Inc.

Up to $5,000 September 01, 2024 See Details
 

Great Clips Scholarship

Great Clips, Inc.

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

September 01, 2024
See Details
 

Career Pathways Scholarship

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

Up to $3,000 April 01, 2024 See Details
 

Career Pathways Scholarship

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

award

Up to $3,000

deadline

April 01, 2024
See Details
 

Frank Levkulich Scholarship

Yampa Valley Community Foundation

$3,000 March 27, 2024 See Details
 

Frank Levkulich Scholarship

Yampa Valley Community Foundation

award

$3,000

deadline

March 27, 2024
See Details
 

Beauty School Scholarship

Beauty Schools Marketing Group

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

Beauty School Scholarship

Beauty Schools Marketing Group

award

$2,500

deadline

Varies
See Details
 

Donohue Family SkillPointe Scholarship

SkillPointe Foundation

$2,000 March 31, 2024 See Details
 

Donohue Family SkillPointe Scholarship

SkillPointe Foundation

award

$2,000

deadline

March 31, 2024
See Details
 

AIANTA Tourism and Hospitality Scholarship

American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA)

$2,000 April 26, 2024 See Details
 

AIANTA Tourism and Hospitality Scholarship

American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA)

award

$2,000

deadline

April 26, 2024
See Details