Each year, thousands of students and staff members from the nationwide network of Paul Mitchell cosmetology schools donate their time, talent, and energy to support a variety of charitable causes, raising and donating over $15.2 million in the past 12 years. Because of their commitment to a “giving back” culture and their dedication to supporting those who serve their communities, participating Paul Mitchell Schools will award over $1 million in scholarships this year, to qualified applicants who demonstrate the Paul Mitchell Schools’ ideal of service to others.
John Paul DeJoria, chairman and cofounder of the Paul Mitchell hair products company and a world-renowned philanthropist in his own right, applauds the schools for generously participating in the scholarship program. “In our schools, we believe that success unshared is definitely failure,” DeJoria says. “We not only teach how to be a great hairstylist, great haircutter, fabulous hair colorist, and many other areas of the beauty industry, but more important our culture is about giving back.”
Winn Claybaugh, dean and cofounder of Paul Mitchell Schools, adds, “We have an opportunity to share, and we want to recognize students who are making the world a better place. Tell us through our scholarship program what you’re doing in your community. Our school leaders want to hear from you, and they want to help you live the life of your dreams.”
Qualified applicants must submit the required information to the admissions department, enroll in the specified class, and maintain satisfactory academic progress to maintain eligibility for the scholarship award. For complete details about scholarship opportunities at Paul Mitchell Schools, visit www.paulmitchell.edu/nationalscholarship.
About Paul Mitchell Schools
At Paul Mitchell Schools, we believe that education is an adventure and the learning experience needs to be fun. Our learning leaders are trained to draw out the artist in every student and prepare them to succeed in both their chosen careers and their lives as globally aware and community-conscious contributors. Through our annual “FUNraising” campaign, we’ve raised and donated over $15.2 million in support of many charitable causes. We’ve built homes with Habitat for Humanity, fed thousands of African orphans, and supported the victims of AIDS, breast cancer, homelessness, abuse, and hundreds of other causes.
Established over 35 years ago, the Paul Mitchell network is nearly 100,000 salons strong and in 81 countries worldwide; every professional hairdresser knows the Paul Mitchell name. Now, with the arrival of Paul Mitchell Schools, we’ve taken the world of cosmetology and barbering education by storm!