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Meet the Minerva Scholarship Recipients of 2020

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Each year, Minerva Beauty partners with the Professional Beauty Association to award scholarships to three students currently enrolled in a cosmetology program based in the United States. The grand prize recipient receives a $5,000 scholarship and the 1st and 2nd runner ups are awarded $2,500 of scholarship funds. Read below to learn about the 3 Minerva Scholarship Recipients of 2020!

Grand Prize Recipient

The 2020 grand prize recipient of the Minerva Scholarship worth $5,000 is Brianne Doyle. Brianne is a wife, mom, and pastry chef turned hair stylist. Growing up with a mom who was also a stylist, Brianne always felt inspired by the salon atmosphere and the connection between stylists and their clients. Brianne is a recent graduate of The Aveda Institute of Maine and continues her education at the Capilo School of Hair Design in Augusta, ME. Her mission as a stylist is to connect with, encourage and inspire others while creating incredible, attainable, every day looks for her clients.

“It has been a dream in itself being able to return to school later in life as a mom and follow a passion I have always dreamed of chasing,” expresses Brianne. “I have loved every step of my cosmetology journey so far and cannot thank you enough for the generosity and support toward my education and career as a hair stylist.”

Continue following Brianne’s cosmetology journey on Instagram @Hairbybridoyle.

1st Runner Up

The 1st runner up of the 2020 Minerva Scholarship awarded $2,500 is Grace Smith. Grace is a cosmetology student at Traverse City College in Traverse City, MI and is currently employed as an assistant at Allure Salon. Set to graduate in October 2021, Grace plans to continue working at Allure as a stylist and is excited for her career in beauty.

“This scholarship will allow me to start off my career with less debt and help me achieve my dream of managing my own salon someday,” says Grace. “It shows me that my hard work has really been worth it, and I’m so honored to have been chosen.”


2nd Runner Up

Lacie Hosea is the 2020 Minerva Scholarship 2nd runner up and has been awarded $2,500 worth of scholarship funds. Lacie has been a student at Michiana Beauty College in Zeeland, MI since August of 2019. As well as attending school, she is currently a Guest Coordinator at Salon Nouveau and will be continuing her education in their assisting program upon obtaining her license. She aspires to be Aveda certified and strives to make clients feel their absolute best. Her passion for the industry is not only about hair, but also about making personal connections by helping clients find their beauty inside and out.

“This scholarship means a lot to me as it recognizes my passion for this industry,” Lacie expresses. “It will not only help provide tuition assistance, but also encourage me to be my best each day and work towards my goals in this career.”

Check out Lacie on Instagram @Lhstyles_ to continue following her journey in the beauty industry.

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