SCC accepting applications for Madam C.J. Walker Scholarship

Written on: April 2, 2024 by SprayTM

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) has opened applications for the 2024 Madam C.J. Walker Scholarship. Two $5,000 scholarships, sponsored by Mary Kay, Inc., will be awarded. The application period will close on May 17.

“Honoring the industry and social contributions of Madam C.J. Walker through this program continues to shine a light on the value of diversity and inclusion,” said Erica O’Grady, SCC CEO.

“We are extremely grateful for the continued commitment of Mary Kay, Inc. as we cultivate the next generation of scientific contributors.”

Now in its fourth year with the support of Mary Kay, Inc., the scholarship program supports specific under-represented minorities of any gender identity pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM disciplines relative to the cosmetics and personal care industry. Visit for full eligibility rules and program details.

“In collaboration with the Society, we are honored to uphold the legacy of Madam C.J. Walker through our educational grant program,” said Dr. Lucy Gildea, Chief Innovation Officer, Product & Science at Mary Kay.

“This partnership underscores our dedication to fostering diversity and inclusion within our industry, empowering aspiring scientists to pursue impactful careers in cosmetics and personal care.”

Awardees will be notified by the Scholarship Selection Committee by August 1. In addition to a $5,000 scholarship, each awardee will receive a travel voucher, complimentary accommodations, a student poster and full access registration to attend the SCC 78th Annual Scientific Meeting & Showcase, December 11–13, in Los Angeles.