Brenda Turner Scholarship
Brenda Turner was a woman who valued love, family, hard work and serving others. Starting her career in cosmetology in 1958, Brenda quickly moved into becoming a cosmetology instructor and then co-owner of Mr. Johns’ Schools of Cosmetology. Over the course of her 40+ years in this business, “Mrs. B” touched the lives of hundreds of students as she shared not only her knowledge of cosmetology, but also her inspiration for how to live life well. She never saw a need without finding a way to meet it.
Brenda served her community as President of the School Board for the Maroa-Forsyth district and in various roles as a member of Maroa United Methodist Church. After retiring, she became the Executive Director of the Macon County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to champion the rights of neglected and abused children. Recipients of this scholarship will be benefiting from Brenda Turner’s legacy of talent, compassion and making the most of every opportunity.
The Brenda Turner Scholarship is a full scholarship for any program offered by Mr John’s’ School of Cosmetology, Esthetics and Nails. Application deadline is April 30th of each calendar year.
Verita Wilis Scholarship
Ms. Wilis was nationally recognized as one of the industries foremost educators and a pioneer in the field of Esthetics. Honored by the National Cosmetology Hall of Fame, Ms. Willis was a mentor to many locally and across the nation. In memory of Ms. Willis and to perpetrate her legacy, each year Mr. John’s School of Cosmetology, Esthetics & Nails will present one $5,000 scholarship. An application is available to download here or by contacting Mr. John’s directly. Application deadline is April 30th of each year. Contact the school for details.
Mr. John’s School of Cosmetology, Esthetics & Nails distributes $1,000 scholarships to local beauty professionals that will in turn award the scholarship to individuals who show interest in the Cosmetology industry. For more information, please contact Mr. John’s directly.
High School Scholarships
Mr. John’s School of Cosmetology, Esthetics, and Nails awards $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors each year. Graduating high school seniors are entitled to a $1, 000 student scholarship on a cosmetology class of your choice; $500 in the esthetics program; and $200 for the nail technology curriculum. Our schools have been leaders in the field for over 50 years. In our Decatur location, we have both adult students and high school students from the Heartland Technical Academy. This scholarship is available for first time students who have never been enrolled at Mr. John’s School of Cosmetology. Additionally, the scholarship is not available to the current students attending in the Vo-Tech program. See your high school guidance counselor for more information.
Pell Grants and student loans are available to those who qualify. Contact Mr. John’s for details or check out the Financial Aid page here >>
Scholarships are available for first-time students who qualify.