We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to give back to the beauty community that has given us so much over the years. It was an incredibly special moment when the Beauty Schools Directory team was able to surprise Brenda Corona from Las Vegas, Nevada on Skype with a $2,500 scholarship for esthetics school. We would like to thank every single applicant who told us their story and applied for the scholarship to pursue their dreams and attend a beauty school or cosmetology school, and everyone who had a hand in making this scholarship possible. Congratulations, Brenda! We are so excited for you!

Submitted by Elizabeth on 12/18/2012 - 13:32

We will check in with Brenda throughout her journey at her esthetics school of choice near her new home in Virginia. No doubt she will have lots of stories to share, insights on the inner workings of esthetician training, and words of wisdom to share with other aspiring estheticians and beauty professionals!

If you didn't win this time, but you are still anxious to start beauty school, apply for the $2,500 cosmetology scholarship today. We give away four $2,500 cosmetology scholarships every year for a total of $10,000. The next deadline is April 30, 2012.


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Meet Brenda. She's moving from Las Vegas to Virginia.

I've been here my whole life. I got married 3 years ago, and ever since we got married we've wanted to have a change because he's been living here for the longest time. We wanted to go all the way to the other side of the country. I've never been there. He left two months ago, so I'm just ready to leave. My plan was to go to school here, but the opportunity arrived that we could move over there. So why start school here if I wasn't going to be able to finish it? So I postponed it for when I move over there. So yeah, that's the plan!

She dreams of becoming a licensed esthetician.

My biggest plans are that I want to move over there with my husband to be with them. I just want to start fresh. I've been thinking about going to esthetics school for the longest time. I'm getting ready to be 23 and I need to do something already. Once I move over there, it's going to be a new state, new people, new everything. I think it's the right opportunity, the right time to start fresh in another place. I think I'm ready for the change and to do something with my life.

She's starting a new adventure alongside her husband of 3 years.

My husband is very supportive. Whatever I want to do he's there for me and says just go for it. I've been looking not only at the esthetics program, but I've been looking to see what is it that I really want to do? And he tells me, too, "I think this is a perfect fit for you." I'm like, "Ok I think so too!" It's both of us. It's like, "Ok, I think I'll go for this. He's very supportive so I know that. And I know it's going to be long hours between working and going to the school, but he says that he's there for me. If he's there for me, I can do this. I'm ready for that.

She doesn't realize she's the scholarship recipient.

I just have one last thing and I'll let you go. Um... You are the winner of a $2,500 scholarship! 

Oh my gosh, I'm so excited! Thank you so much, I'm so excited, I can't wait to go and start school. Oh my gosh, that's so cool! I'm all excited, my hands are so nervous! I can't wait to call my husband. He's going to be screaming. [Laughs]

Brenda will get a $2,500 scholarship to go to esthetics school.

Thank you so much. I'm going to do my best to, you know, do the best I can! I'm so thankful. Thank you so, so much. I just want to thank everybody - I know there's a lot of people working behind you and thank everybody that is supporting me for this money. Just let them know that I am very thankful, and my husband is too! I'm going to do the best I can. I'm ready to go to the new state, start fresh, start a new school, and I'm gonna be good. Thank you so, so much.