The Murad Esthetics scholarship program was established in 2015 to encourage individuals to pursue opportunities in the beauty and wellness industry.
Each winner will receive $2,250 to put towards their esthetics program tuition at an American Association of Cosmetology School (AACS) member school, along with Murad skincare product valued at $500, and the opportunity to be paired with a Murad mentor for additional learning and professional development.
We are so proud of our Esthetics Students, Michelle Matthews and Christie Russell, for each winning the prestigious scholarship award!
Michelle’s passion for the esthetics profession stems from witnessing the power of massage to alleviate the rigid, aching muscles her father experienced while afflicted with Parkinson’s disease.
The inspiration board accompanying her application noted, “Nothing is as healing as the human touch. Michelle says the Murad scholarship will be life changing, propelling her toward becoming a healer through rejuvenating facials, stress-relieving massage or skin care advice. “Esthetics is the profession of touch and healing, improving wellness holistically,” said Michelle.
Being the oldest student in her class has only reinforced Christie’s commitment that goals can be accomplished at any age. “I want to teach others that beauty is within and that age cannot dictate what any person can or cannot do,” says Christie. “I want everyone to realize that as women, we are strong and powerful regardless of age.”