Applications for 2015 Scholarships Are Now Available 

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From L-R: PBA Executive Director Steve Sleeper, Scholarship Winner Keola Ragudo, Sally Beauty Supply Director of Corporate Communications Jan Roberts, Scholarship Winner Aerica Pena, and PBA Board Of Directors Chair Scott Buchanan

Phoenix, AZ (February 20, 2014) – The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 PBA Sally Beauty Scholarship. With more than 300 applicants, the selection process was challenging based on the quality of candidates, however the scholarship committee is proud to announce the following awards, totaling $18,000 in the two qualifying categories.

The PBA Sally Beauty Scholarships are funded by Sally Beauty Supply and administered by the PBA Foundation. Each application is reviewed by a committee appointed by the PBA Chair. All scholarship awards are final, and winners were recognized at the International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) Long Beach in January.

sallybeautywinners copy“Sally Beauty is proud to have supported PBA for the past 22 years by providing over $200,000 in scholarships for cosmetologists,” commented Jan Roberts, Director of Corporate Communications, Sally Beauty Supply.

Applications for the 2015 PBA Sally Beauty Scholarships are now available in the two categories below. The deadline for entry is November 14, 2014, and the scholarships will be awarded at the 2015 ISSE Long Beach show.

Seven $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school graduates with the desire to enter the cosmetology profession. Six $500 scholarships will also be awarded to current PBA Beauty Professional / NCA section members for continuing education in the cosmetology field, such as at an accredited advanced academy or for attending education / training at industry tradeshows.

The 2015 PBA Sally Beauty Scholarship application and additional information is available at probeauty.org/scholarships, www.sallybeauty.com or by calling PBA at 800.468.2274

About Sally Beauty Supply:

Sally Beauty Supply LLC is one of the world’s largest retailers of professional beauty supplies offering more than 6,000 salon quality products for hair, skin and nails.  The company and its affiliates serve its retail customers and salon professionals at more than 3,000 stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Ireland, Belgium, France and Spain.  For further information, visit sallybeauty.com or call 1-800-ASK-SALLY for the store nearest you.