Melissa Eleanor Ernest Scholarship

This scholarship was established by family and friends in honor of Melissa Eleanor Ernest who was anticipating a promising career as an Esthetician upon graduation from Douglas J. Aveda Institute before her tragic death.


Eligibility Requirements:

·       Resident of Jackson County, Michigan

·       Adult returning learner, graduating high school senior, or student already enrolled in an accredited institution of cosmetology

·       Enrolled / plans to enroll full- or part-time to study cosmetology, esthiology, and/or nail technician.

·       Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

·       Demonstrates financial need

·       Must attend an accredited institution of cosmetology in the United States


Scholarship Amount: $1,500.00


Scholarship Uses: Tuition, books, fees, or other academic-related costs

Jackson Community Foundation

100 S. Jackson Street, Suite 206B

Jackson, Michigan 49201

Ph: (517) 787-1321


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