Celebrating rewarding career opportunities available in the professional nail care industry, CND has launched the first advanced scholarship exclusively for licensed nail pros. The BCL|CND Master Scholarship is administered by the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, and funded through a $150,000 commitment by CND. Launched in February, the program will award 30 scholarships this year, 40 scholarships in 2018 and another 40 scholarships in 2019 in North America (U.S. and Canada). Applications for the first scholarship competition are being accepted through April 24, 2017.
TheBCL|CND Master Scholarship opportunity is open to licensed nail pros, including individuals working in a salon, resort, mobile or freelance businesses. Applicants may apply via a story board, a 200-word essay or a two-to-three-minute video. Each candidate is asked to respond to the question, “As a licensed nail professional, how do you help to advance the state of the industry in your daily practice in the salon?” A judging panel made up of industry leaders will score each applicant’s submissions based on creativity and innovation, confidence and communication. Winners will be reimbursed up to (USD) $1,000 toward tuition, open stock product, and/or travel (where applicable) for advanced nail education. Winners can choose any combination of the following CND courses: “Master Painter, Master Sculptor or Master Architect,” or all three for Grandmaster Status.
CND co-founder and style director Jan Arnold is a founding member of the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation and a supporter of continuing education for nail pros. “CND is dedicated to empowering the next generation of Nail Professionals and an important part of our commitment is continuing professional level education,” said Arnold in a press release.
For more information on the BCL|CND Master Scholarship, including how to apply, visit Beauty Changes Lives.
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