Students of massage therapy, hair, skin, nails and barbering are getting a hand from Massage Envy Spa, as the nationwide franchise has donated $30,000 to the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, a nonprofit foundation created by the American Association of Cosmetology Schools to build awareness of career opportunities in the beauty-and-wellness industry while awarding scholarships.

The $30,000 will be used to sponsor six $2,000 student tuition scholarships for currently enrolled massage therapy students and students that have yet to start their program, according to a Massage Envy release here.

The application for the first contest went live July 29 and can be found at

Massage Envy Spa has more than 890 locations in 47 states

Read the press release here.