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Mercer Student Wins Scholarship from Local Great Clips

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017

In this photo (left to right): Denise Schiera, Great Clips franchisee; Selena Berrios, student; Madeline Lollo, cosmetology instructor

Trenton, NJ - March 2, 2017: The franchisee owner of local Great Clips salons, recently awarded a scholarship to Selena Berrios, a Cosmetology student at the Mercer County Technical School District's Assunpink Center.

Selena Berrios of Hamilton, and thousands of other cosmetology students across North America, applied for the 2016 Great Scholarship. To be eligible, cosmetology students submitted responses to questions related to their strengths, attributes, and career goals in the cosmetology industry. 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.


Selena was presented with her award by Denise Schiera, Great Clips franchisee and owner of three Great Clips salons in Mercer County, New Jersey. Great Clips franchisees employ nearly 40,000 stylists who receive ongoing training to learn the Great Clips customer service system and advanced technical skills.


Honors like this are especially relevant to students enrolled in career and technical education programs. The Mercer County Technical School District values business partnerships that help students reach their full potential.

To learn more about programs offered at Mercer County Technical Schools, contact Lori Perlow at or visit

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