Minneapolis-based taj salon & spa Announces New $20,000 Scholarship to Aveda Institute Minneapolis; Will Cover Full Tuition to Cosmetology Program Beginning Fall 2012

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Open to all Minnesota residents, the taj scholarship application submission deadline is May 1, 2012. Selection criteria will be based on financial need, creativity and an understanding of what it means to "live life beautifully." Must attend an Aveda Institute open house March 29, April 11 or April 26.

taj scholarship applications are due May 1, 2012 and must include a short video. Semi-finalists will be announced May 15 and a final recipient will be announced at taj mode 2012 fashion show on June 2.

taj salon & spa is pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity for students interested in attending Aveda Institute Minneapolis in Fall 2012. The $20,000 taj scholarship will cover full tuition for one recipient entering the Cosmetology Program.

“Offering this scholarship is close to our hearts,” says Andria Strandin, one of the taj salon & spa owners. “A number of our stylists are graduates of the Aveda Institute; it is one of the most prestigious cosmetology schools in the country and we want to help someone who might not otherwise be able to afford this caliber of education.”

Scholarship applicants must be Minnesota residents, have a high school diploma or G.E.D., plan to attend Aveda Institute Minneapolis in Fall 2012, and show a need for financial assistance. To apply, candidates must attend an Aveda Institute Minneapolis Open House (March 29, April 11, or April 26), submit a 2- to 5-minute video addressing why they should be the recipient of the taj scholarship as well as answer one of three questions related to creativity, mentor influence or the desire to study cosmetology.

The deadline for applications is May 1, 2012. Semi-finalists will be selected by May 15, 2012, based on financial need, creativity and the understanding of what it means to “live life beautifully.” The winning recipient will be announced at taj modé 2012—taj salon & spa’s annual fashion show—on June 2, 2012. In addition to the scholarship, the recipient will receive an internship at taj salon & spa. Details are available at the taj salon & spa website.

About the Aveda Institute
The Aveda Institute is renown around the world and maintains a mission to provide a quality, professional education and training to successfully pass the state licensure exam by: creating an environment of trust and respect, encouraging a commitment to teamwork, promoting personal and professional development, and inspiring the continuous quest for knowledge and growth. The Aveda Institute provides instruction in the areas of Cosmetology, Esthiology, and Massage.

About taj salon & spa
taj salon & spa is an environmentally responsible, leading-edge salon and spa with locations in Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Committed to staying current on all spa techniques and salon styles, taj strives to set the standard for outer and inner beauty. In five short years, taj salon & spa has achieved being in the top 10% of U.S. salons based on revenue and being recognized as one of the largest “family” salons in the Aveda network, which is worldwide.

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