Each year, the Minneapolis based Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation awards 25 students across the United States $1,200 scholarships toward tuition for cosmetology education. One of our Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury students, Faith Hilliard, was one of the 25 students who was awarded this amazing scholarship.
Faith said she applied for the scholarship because she needed financial help with school and the Joe Francis Foundation stood out to her. In her essay, she stated, “I have the ability to endure and stay motivated because of everything that has happened to me in my life so far; if I can overcome that I can do anything I dream of!”
When Faith learned she won the scholarship, she had an overwhelming feeling of accomplishment and pride in herself. She was excited they chose her and her “confidence was through the roof.”
The Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation’s mission is to help deserving students receive financial assistance for the professional training necessary to build successful, long-term careers in the cosmetology industry. The foundation was founded to honor the life, work and memory of Joe Francis who was born into poverty but achieved worldwide cosmetology and business success through sacrifice, hard work and determination.
Admissions representatives at Minnesota School of Cosmetology inform potential students of a variety of scholarships such as this one. To apply for the Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship, cosmetology students are required to fill out the application, write a heartfelt, personal essay and also submit two letters of recommendation. Since its inception 19 years ago, the Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation is approaching giving half a million dollars in scholarships.