Ulta implements scholarship program for young women

CHICAGO — Beauty retailer Ulta said it will award more than $100,000 in scholarship grants across 13 U.S. cities to female high school seniors.

The 2011 Enrich, Empower and Enlighten Scholarship program will offer each winner an $8,000 scholarship to the educational institution of her choice. Applications will be evaluated on community involvement, leadership qualities, academic achievement and commitment to continuing their education, Ulta said.

Participating cities in the program include:

  • Yorkville, Ill.;

  • Rogers, Ark.;

  • Cincinnati;

  • Gainesville, Ga.;

  • Dallas;

  • Miami;

  • Quakertown, Pa.;

  • Columbus, Ohio;

  • Modesto, Calif.;

  • Chicago;

  • Brandon, Fla.;

  • Oak Park, Ill.; and

  • South Portland, Maine.

All scholarship application packets must be postmarked by March 18, and winners will be notified on or before May 31. 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.

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