The Formula Botanica Scholarship Program

Formula Botanica Scholarship Program

At Formula Botanica, we believe that everyone has the potential to become a successful natural cosmetic formulator.

With 15,000 students and graduates in over 180 countries, we see just how our courses can bring positive change to lives. Every day, we hear from Formula Botanica graduates who have used their studies to become successful skincare entrepreneurs. Their personal and professional journeys inspire us and our students.

It is our mission to teach the world to formulate and to make our courses accessible to everyone.

We are delighted to offer the Formula Botanica Scholarship Program as an opportunity for more people to follow their dream of a career in natural formulation. Each year, we commit to funding five prospective students on our Diploma in Organic Skincare Formulation who can demonstrate their desire to make natural formulation a life-changing experience.

Through the Formula Botanica Scholarship, we are helping potential students not only by generously waiving our course fees, but also by making a significant resource commitment. An education from Formula Botanica, the award-winning online cosmetic formulation school, is highly regarded in the industry. The value of a Formula Botanica scholarship lies in its potential to launch you into a new career in the fast-growing, innovative natural cosmetics’ sector.

What we are looking for


Each scholarship brings with it hundreds of hours of behind-the-scenes work. We are looking for potential in our scholarship students and for people determined to make positive change in the beauty industry. As a scholarship student, you will receive dedicated guidance throughout your studies from our specialist education team. You benefit from exclusive access to our extensive, updated resources, as well as lifetime membership of the Formula Botanica online classroom of over 10K like-minded peers in our community of natural formulators.


The program demands an enormous amount of time and hard work, and if you apply for a Formula Botanica Scholarship, we would expect you to commit to your studies. Our application process outlined below is in several stages and requires thought and attention to detail to complete. The body of knowledge and access we provide to current industry trends and research is invaluable and a first in beauty industry training. To make the most of the Diploma course and our resources during your scholarship, you will need to dedicate serious time to your studies.


If you have a passion for learning about natural formulation, can commit yourself to completing your studies in a year, and can demonstrate an understanding of the natural cosmetics’ sector today, we’d love to receive your application.

The Formula Botanica Scholarship can offer you entry into the fast-growing natural beauty sector and the skills to launch a truly life-changing career.

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Formula Botanica Scholarship Application

The Scholarship application period is now open. We are receiving applications from 1st to 15th June, 2024.
Selection results will be announced via email on 30th June, 2024.


Formula Botanica Scholarship Application

The application period for our scholarship program is currently closed.

Application process information

Formula Botanica Scholarship Program

To apply for a Scholarship, you need to complete a 6-step application form. Each step is outlined here so that you can prepare your application in advance. In awarding a scholarship, Formula Botanica is investing in your future, so in completing your application, make sure you explain clearly why we should be investing in you and how a Formula Botanica education will change your future.

You will be required to add some personal information such as identification and contact information so that we can contact you. 

You will be required to write an essay for your scholarship application, providing answers to the three topics outlined below:

1. Introduction letter
In this section of your application, we would like to know why you think you are a good candidate for our scholarship. In this letter, you should give us an introduction to yourself, highlight what sets you apart and explain why you deserve this scholarship. The letter should be between 200 to 300 words.

2. Motivation letter
In this section we would like to hear why you are interested in organic skincare formulation and why having a Formula Botanica education is important for you. Please highlight any particular interests you have in the field and why you are driven to study organic formulation. The letter should be between 200 to 300 words.

3. Your career goals
Here, you should provide us with a clear view of your career aspirations and how receiving this scholarship will help you to thrive and achieve your professional goals. We would like to learn what inspires your career goals, know about any specific plans you have, and how will you use the knowledge acquired with this scholarship to support your goals. This letter should be between 200 to 300 words.


Your essay should cover all three points outlined above and have between 600 words and 900 words.

You will be required to provide us with a recommendation letter from a recognised member of your community, such as a school principal, a teacher, your current or previous manager. Please note that letters of recommendation from a family member or a friend won’t be acceptable. This letter should contain from 200 – 300 words.

If your application is successful, you will need to dedicate a minimum of 100 hours in one year in order to complete your Diploma in Organic Skincare Formulation. Provide us with a study plan that details how you intend to arrange your week and how many hours you will commit to your studies weekly so that you can complete your course. Please keep it simple and under 50 words.

We are looking forward to getting to know you better. Please record a two-minute video for your Scholarship application, in which you introduce yourself briefly and answer this question:

Why I want to join Formula Botanica and why I haven’t joined you yet?

Your video should be no more than two minutes.

To apply to our Scholarship Program, you need to read and accept our Scholarship Terms & Conditions. Please make sure you read these carefully, as you will need to conduct preliminary research to confirm you can commit to them.

Please also make sure you complete your application process according to the guidelines we provide here, which are emphasised within the application form. Applications that do not contain all the requested information or do not follow our guidelines will not be considered.

Selection Process

Our designated scholarship committee will carry out the selection process according to the eligibility criteria outlined on this page and the guidelines on the application form. You must meet the criteria in order to apply for a scholarship. Candidates will be evaluated against the quality of application.

If you are selected, you have one year to complete your course and your progress will be monitored. It is mandatory that you complete 25% of your course each quarter in order to complete the Diploma in the allotted timeframe. The scholarship cannot be renewed once the year is completed.

Formula Botanica Scholarship Program
Formula Botanica Scholarship Program
Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for a Formula Botanica Scholarship you must comply with the following Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must be 18 years or older on the date of their application. Proof of date of birth will be required.
  • Applicants must not have had a previous scholarship with Formula Botanica.
  • Applicants must not be a present or past student on any Formula Botanica course/s.
  • Applicants must read and accept the Scholarship Terms & Conditions.
  • No relative of any staff member of Formula Botanica may apply.
  • No affiliate or partners, or a member of their family may apply.
  • No staff member of contracted suppliers to Formula Botanica may apply.
  • Formula Botanica Scholarships are open to applicants worldwide.
  • Successful applicants must confirm before commencement of their scholarship that they are able to purchase, in their country, all necessary ingredients and equipment which is a mandatory requirement for course completion. (Ingredients and equipment are listed in our FAQs). Formula Botanica will not purchase any equipment or ingredients for you, but will provide a GB£200 to assist with purchases.


Our Scholarship committee is here to support you. If you encounter any technical problems, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected].

We kindly request that you refrain from emailing us for updates on your application status. We encourage you to carefully review the FAQs provided here, as they contain essential information regarding your application.

To determine your eligibility for a Formula Botanica Scholarship, please refer to our outlined Eligibility criteria provided on this page. We encourage you to review the criteria carefully to ensure you meet the requirements.

To apply for our Scholarship Program, please follow the application process information provided on this page. The program opens for application once a year, during a two-week timeframe. We recommend reading the application process details in advance, as this will help you prepare all the required documents.

Once the application period is open, you can access the application form directly from this page. Be sure to upload all the necessary information through the online form. To ensure you don’t miss the deadline, we suggest setting a notification on your personal calendar. Please note that if you miss the deadline, you will have to wait until the following year to reapply.

Once your application form has been submitted, it is not possible to make changes to it directly. However, if you notice that you have made a mistake on your registration details, such as your name or email address, please promptly notify our Scholarship committee. You can reach us via email at [email protected], and we will assist you with the necessary updates.

Unfortunately, once your application form has been submitted, it is not possible to edit or add to it. If you happen to notice any mistakes or errors in your application, we kindly ask you to resubmit the form with the correct information. Additionally, please notify our Scholarship committee of the error by sending an email to [email protected].

If the application period has already ended, you will need to wait until the following year to apply for the next intake.

All fields in the application form are mandatory. It is important to carefully follow our application guidelines and provide all the required information. Failure to complete any field may result in disqualification of your application. Please refer to our FAQ section for information on whether you can edit or add to your application after submitting it, based on the status of the application period.

In order to complete the Scholarship application, you will need to provide all the requested information and documents as outlined in our application form. We have detailed the application process above on this page to assist you in preparing all the necessary materials in advance.

We recommend thoroughly reviewing the application steps and ensuring that you have prepared the following documents: a scholarship essay, a study plan, a recommendation letter, and a video. These documents should be ready for upload during the application period.

To avoid missing the application deadline, we suggest adding the Scholarship application dates to your personal calendar as a reminder.

Yes, that is correct. During the Scholarship application period, you will need to complete the online application form in one sitting. We suggest carefully reviewing the application process information provided on this page and preparing all the necessary documents beforehand. This way, you can upload them all at once when filling out the application form.

Please note that the Scholarship Program application is open for a two-week period each year.

After submitting your application form, you will receive a confirmation message indicating whether your application was successfully submitted. This message will also include the date when we announce the names of the successful scholarship recipients.

Please note that we do not provide updates on the selection process or individual application statuses. We kindly ask for your patience and to await the scholarship announcement to find out if your application was successful.

Certainly. If you wish to withdraw your application, please send an email to our Scholarship committee at [email protected]. Kindly provide your full name and mention that you would like to withdraw your application. Our team will process your request and cancel your application accordingly.

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