The Molly Hurley Memorial Scholarship

The Molly Hurley Memorial Scholarship was established in 2021 in memory of the late one of a kind Molly Hurley. A scholarship to continue Molly's dream of helping others in the cosmetology arts and business achieve their dreams as she did hers. Scroll down to learn more about the 2023 scholarship and the committee that brought it into reality.

2022-2023 Karaoke Contest Fundraiser!

This years Molly Hurley Memorial Scholarship fundraiser kicks off with KARAOKE at Rascal's Pub & Grub! You could be the winner of $500 and one badass trophy. Two nights to enter and try to qualify, October 8th and October 15th! The top 3 finalists from both nights will make up our Top 6 Finale performers on November 12th 2022 at Rascal's! We encourage you to pre-register to assure your spot in the contest!! To pre-register click the image and fill out the form or visit Rascal's at 820 Main Street in Keokuk!

2022 Scholarship Winners

Sydney Schafer

Sydney Schaffer is a recent graduate of Quincy’s Gem City College and now a stylist at "Ali & Co" in Carthage. In her application essay she expressed the impact her field can have on the community itself. “My largest aspiration through cosmetology is to keep the industry growing. I want to use cosmetology as a way to honor my community. More young women growing up in our community, like myself, should feel confident about going into the field. It is truly a field that was built for those looking to make a difference in someone else’s life. Everyone in our community knows that was Molly’s dream as well”, said Schaffer.

Madi Cole

Madi Cole of Carthage will also be attending Gem City College in Quincy, IL beginning classes in August of 2022. “I have a great desire to make people feel better about themselves. I have suffered in the past with self-confidence, so my goal is to make others feel as confident and beautiful from the inside out, and I believe a career in cosmetology is the perfect avenue for this”, said Cole in her application essay. “My number one goal is to own my own business. I was in the 2021-2022 CEO class of Hancock County, I have learned so much through this program and I can’t wait to come back and help the students when I own my own salon”.

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