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April 2019

ASUN-Marked Tree student awarded Great Clips scholarship

A cosmetology student at Arkansas State University-Newport at Marked Tree received a scholarship from Great Clips in Jonesboro. Raya Malone was awarded the scholarship that included $500 worth of cosmetology tools.

Raya Malone pictured with Kristy Beliew.
Raya Malone pictured with Kristy Beliew, franchise owner of local Great Clips' salons.

Malone is from Osceola and was recently featured in ASU-Newport's video series #MyASUNstory. Click here to learn more about Malone.

Kristy Beliew, the franchise owner of the local Great Clips’ salons, said Malone and thousands of other cosmetology students across North America applied for the 2018-2019 Great Scholarship. To be eligible, cosmetology students submitted their responses to questions related to their strengths, attributes, and career goals in the cosmetology industry. Beliew presented the award to Malone on behalf of Great Clips salons in the Jonesboro area.

“I am so excited to be able to reward a cosmetology student like Raya Malone for all of her hard work and dedication to the cosmetology industry," Beliew said. "Great Clips is proud to be able to support the future cosmetologists in our area.” The Great Scholarship program awards $100,000 each year to cosmetology students throughout North America, with individual awards ranging from $250 to $1,500. This is just one way that Great Clips connects with cosmetology students to provide an opportunity to jumpstart their career.

Malone pictured with some of her cosmetology tools.
Malone pictured with some of her salon tools.

Great Clips has more than 4,600 salons throughout the United States and Canada, making it the world’s largest salon brand. Great Clips franchisees employ nearly 40,000 stylists who receive ongoing training to learn the Great Clips customer service system and advanced technical skills. 

To learn more about ASUN's Cosmetology program click here