Murad, a professional skincare company, and the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation (BCL), have awarded five esthetics students scholarships through the BCL|Murad Esthetics Scholarship Competition. The scholarship program provides an opportunity for prospective students at qualifying schools to win a $2,250 scholarship to use for their tuition. Winners also receive a Murad skincare kit valued at $500 and an opportunity to be paired with a Murad mentor. “It is my belief that an integral part of my Inclusive Health approach to health and wellness is esthetics,” says Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, founder of Murad and Inclusive Health. “I have seen the healing power of many estheticians in my practice and I truly value the impact their work has on people. I am thrilled to be able to support these scholarship recipients and the incredible potential that can be achieved through a career in beauty.” The inaugural scholarship winners are:
- Jada Butler, Avalon School of Cosmetology (Phoenix, AZ)
- Carianne Cordova, Bellus Academy (El Cajon, CA)
- Alycia Gulbranson, Marinello Schools of Beauty (Chico, CA)
- Andrae Kovak, International Salon and Spa Academy (Colorado Springs, CO)
- Jeanette Rivera, Lancaster School of Cosmetology (Lancaster, PA)
A panel of celebrity estheticians and industry leaders evaluated applicants’ essays, inspiration boards, and online videos that described their visions of how a career in esthetics will change not only their career calling, but the lives of those they serve. “As the line between beauty and wellness becomes increasingly blurred, esthetics is providing an opportunity for individuals to integrate their interest in selfcare and wellness with their desire to help people look and feel better,” says Lynelle Lynch, BCL Foundation president. “Dr. Murad’s founding of Inclusive Health pioneered much of the philosophy and science that is advancing skin care today and we feel honored and blessed to have Murad’s support.” For additional information on BCL scholarship offerings, visit www.beautychangeslives.org/scholarships.