8 Total Scholarships of $1,000 Available Over Next Two Years | Applications Due March 1, 2014

Phoenix, AZ (September 9, 2013) The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is pleased to honor its Lifetime Members by offering educational scholarships through the Lifetime Member Scholarship Program. These scholarships, sponsored by Goldwell New York and Kao USA Inc., celebrate the commitment shown by Lifetime Members in their 50+ years supporting the advancement of the industry and continued education.  Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to recipients in 2014 and four $1,000 scholarships to recipients in 2015. Current PBA individual and student members who intend to continue their educational development are eligible to enter. All applications for the 2014 scholarships must be submitted by March 1, 2014.

In addition to the scholarship application, all applicants have to describe how they found value through their PBA membership. Scholarship recipients will be required to enroll in an eligible education program by the end of the calendar year. (See application for full details.)

“This program not only honors our company’s co-founder and PBA Lifetime Member Hans Neumaier, but gives a head start to a future generation of beauty professionals,” said Steve Neumaier, president of Goldwell New York.

Applications will be reviewed and scholarships awarded by a committee appointed by the President of PBA’s Beauty Professional/NCA advisory council. All scholarships are funded by Goldwell New York and Kao USA Inc. and administered by the PBA Foundation.

The winners will be contacted by PBA and recognized through several of PBA’s ongoing communication efforts including PBA Progress. The Lifetime Member Scholarship application and additional information are available at probeauty.org/scholarships.

About Goldwell New York: Servicing Upstate New York for over 35 years, Goldwell of NY has been dedicated to the salon and spa professional and a premier resource for innovative products, inspirational educational opportunities and business building programs to ensure success. Founded in 1976, the company offers everything for the successful salon and spa business, with an emphasis on continued education and training. To learn more, visit www.goldwellny.com.

About Kao USA Inc.: Kao USA, Inc. is the US office of an international company in constant pursuit of innovation that creates new value for consumers. Since establishment in 1887, Kao has sustained its commitment to the development and manufacture of products based on the perspective of the consumer, striving to contribute to the enrichment of the lives of people globally. Kao’s Salon Laboratory in Germany develops Goldwell and KMS brands for salon use. Visit www.kaobrands.com for more information.