GJA Announces Emerging Talent Scholarship Competition Winners


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2016 high school seniors had the opportunity to participate in our first Emerging Talent Cosmetology Scholarship Competition at Gene Juarez Academy. This scholarship opportunity required an online application and a short essay regarding each applicant’s desired beauty dreams. Additionally, this scholarship opportunity consisted of a hands-on model competition.

The competition took place at the North Seattle Campus on May 14th, and at the South Seattle Campus on May 21st. Each contestant was asked to perform a formal “Updo” hairstyle on a live model. Before and after photos were taken of each model to show the overall transformation. The Scholarship Selection Committee evaluated each competitor based off of their essay and model photographs. Selecting the winners of this year’s competition was a challenging task since all of the applicants did an outstanding job with their models.

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2016 Emerging Talent Scholarship Competition!

North Campus

FIRST PLACE – $10,000 Cosmetology Program Scholarship

Dineke Bour

SECOND PLACE – $5,000 Cosmetology Program Scholarship

Clarissa Juarez

THIRD PLACE – FREE Cosmetology Program Kit Scholarship

Mariesa Genzale

South Campus

FIRST PLACE – $10,000 Cosmetology Program Scholarship

Lidia Legkun

SECOND PLACE – $5,000 Cosmetology Program Scholarship

Haley Bakke

THIRD PLACE – FREE Cosmetology Program Kit Scholarship

Noemi Perez

We want to thank all of our applicants that competed in this scholarship opportunity!

Check out all of the competition photos on our Flickr page:

Learn more about GJA scholarship opportunities available to those who qualify!