The Rio Grooming School has approved Pet Stylist Development Scholarships for tuition up to $5,000.00 for 2024. These awards range from $200.00 – $1,000.00 per student, with the average award in the $500.00 – $1,000.00 range. Rio Grooming students admitted to the 436-hour Pet Stylist, or the 200-hour Bather Brusher programs leading to high demand occupations are strongly encouraged to apply for one of the scholarships. Details regarding eligibility criteria and award process are below:


  • New students admitted to a qualified Rio Grooming School program. Preference for recent high school graduates.
  • A resident of Minnesota or Wisconsin
  • Enroll in (at least) 200 hour Bather Brusher or 436 hour Pet Stylist Spring 2024 or Summer 2024
  • Fill out the online scholarship application between Jan. 1st – Nov 15th, 2024
  • Have a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher


Step 1: Complete Rio Grooming’s admission process into a qualifying program
Step 2: Fill out and return scholarship application to
Step 3: Enroll in at least the 200 hour Bather Brusher or the 436 Hour Pet Stylist for Spring or summer classes 2024.

Selected recipients will be notified of their award by Nov 16th, 2024 via email

Questions can be directed to: or 651-480-4726