Wednesday, February 23, 2011

ULTA Announces 2011 Scholarship Program for Young Women

/PRNewswire/ -- ULTA, the largest beauty retailer in the US, has launched the 2011 Enrich, Empower & Enlighten Scholarship program with more than $100,000 in scholarship grants across 13 US cities. Open to young women who are high school seniors in those cities, each winner will receive an $8,000 scholarship to the educational institution of her choice.

Committed to the empowerment of women and the enrichment of their lives, the ULTA Enrich, Empower & Enlighten Scholarship program was established in 2008 and has already awarded nearly $150,000 to deserving young women nationwide.

The 2011 applications will be evaluated on community involvement, leadership qualities, academic achievement and commitment to continuing their education. Winners of the scholarships will best demonstrate the passion and skill set needed to succeed in their career area of choice and will exemplify a positive role model to their peers.

The 2011 ULTA Enrich, Empower & Enlighten Scholarship will be available in the following cities:

* Yorkville, IL
* Rogers, AR
* Cincinnati, OH
* Gainesville, GA
* Dallas, TX
* Miami, FL
* Quakertown, PA
* Columbus, OH
* Modesto, CA
* Chicago, IL
* Brandon, FL
* Oak Park, IL
* South Portland, ME


Scholarship application packets are currently available at the ULTA in each market. In addition to an essay, applicants must submit their most recent high school transcript and one letter of recommendation. All Scholarship application packets must be postmarked by March 18 and winners will be notified on or before May 31, 2011. Winners and their friends will be invited to a party in their honor at a local ULTA store, complete with free makeovers and product giveaways.

For more information on the ULTA Enrich, Empower &Enlighten Scholarship program and to find a complete list of eligible local high schools, please log on to www.ulta.com.

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