1834 South Glenstone Avenue | Springfield, MO 65804
Phone 417-881-3900 | Fax 417-881-5102 |

Dear Student,

Thank you for your interest in the Academy of Hair Design! We are proud to offer a REFERRAL SCHOLARSHIP opportunity that can take up to $1000 off the cost of your tuition. If you think a career in the beauty industry is the right fit for you, we welcome you to apply.

Here is how it works: 

• Fill out the application and questionnaire completely.

• Attach 3 letters of reference with one from the industry professional you are interviewing. Two can be personal references, no family.

• Answer the question, “Why are you passionate about being a cosmetologist/barber, and how will this scholarship help further your career?” with either a 3-5 minute video or a vision board with 200 word explanation essay.

• Interview a professional currently working in the barbering, beauty, or cosmetology industry (see the "Professional Interview" section for a list of questions to take with you). Document their responses under the "Professional Interview" section.

• Submit your scholarship packet at least two weeks prior to your first day of classes.

All scholarships are awarded based on qualifications, program of choice, and availability of scholarship funds. To be considered, your scholarship packet needs to be neat and complete. If you receive funds, you can apply your scholarship to classes starting within six months of your acceptance date. Read the instructions carefully and let us know if you have any questions.

We know you will do remarkable things and we are excited to be a part of your journey! Reach out to us at any time. You can contact us by phone at (417) 881-3900 or online at We are here to help!


The AOHD Admissions Team